Academic Programs and Supports

You can choose from a variety of academic programs at uOttawa and will likely find a program that sparks your interest.

This section describes some examples of the academic programs you can take at uOttawa.


Academic Programs

The Faculty of Arts helps you advance the boundaries of the creative arts and humanities through new programs and experiential learning opportunities. You can choose from programs that include:

  • Communication,
  • Digital Journalism,
  • Indigenous Studies and
  • Linguistics

The Faculty of Education offers a 2-year Teacher Education program in English and French for aspiring teachers. This program provides the opportunity to join a specialized cohort in 1 of the following areas:

  • Comprehensive School Health,
  • French as a Second Language,
  • Developing Global Perspectives and
  • Urban Education Community.

The Faculty of Science brings together creative and inventive minds to explore the mysteries of science and advance fields such as medicine, telecommunications and green chemistry. Programs include:

  • Biochemistry,
  • Environmental Science,
  • Mathematics and
  • Statistics.

The Faculty of Engineering leads you in your exploration of engineering and computer science, and prepares you to adapt to the needs of a constantly changing society. Programs include:

  • Biomedical Mechanical Engineering,
  • Civil Engineering,
  • Computer Science,
  • Electrical Engineering and
  • Mechanical Engineering.

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers you innovative training to help you ensure and promote the well-being of individuals and communities. You can choose programs from 5 academic units:

  • Human Kinetics,
  • Nursing,
  • Nutrition Sciences,
  • Rehabilitation Sciences and
  • the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences.

The Faculty of Social Sciences explores the major issues we face today in development, international affairs, economic policy, public administration, governance, climate change, language rights, gender equality, mental health and social justice. Programs include:

  • Anthropology,
  • Economics,
  • Global Studies,
  • Psychology and
  • Public Administration.

The Telfer School of Management strives to shape influential leaders and responsible managers who have a positive impact on the lives of people, organizations and communities. You can choose from programs, such as Commerce, Management and Human Resources Management. We also offer graduate programs in:

  • Business Administration,
  • Management and
  • Health Administration.

The Faculty of Law equips you to interpret and change law, thanks to research and opportunities for practical experience. An emphasis on critical-thinking skills will prepare you for legal careers in Canada or abroad. Law programs are offered in English or French and include:

  • Aboriginal Law,
  • Advocacy,
  • Business Law and
  • Environmental Law.

The Faculty of Medicine believes that a great medical school is defined not only by its achievements but also by its commitment to serve the public good. uOttawa accelerates promising research, recruits top talent and enriches medical education. Each year, the Undergraduate Medical Education Program reserves up to 7 seats for candidates of Indigenous ancestry.

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers diplomas, and master’s and doctoral degrees in a variety of programs, including:

  • Bioinformatics,
  • Environmental Sustainability and
  • Women’s Studies.

Check out our graduate programs.

Read more about uOttawa’s faculties and the programs they offer.

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Academic Supports

The Mashkawazìwogamig Indigenous Resource Centre is a student support service dedicated to helping Indigenous students succeed in their studies. A variety of both academic and cultural support services are available, such as peer mentoring, career counselling, professional development opportunities and cultural events designed to provide Indigenous students with the tools to succeed at uOttawa.

The name Mashkawazìwogamig means “Place of Strength” in Algonquin and was gifted to the Indigenous Resource Centre by the Elders Circle at Kitigan Zibi.

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