Royal Roads University caters primarily to mature students by offering applied and professional programs, and by delivering teaching models suited to working people. Small-group residencies—the on-campus portion of blended online courses—provide a valuable network of contacts, while small class sizes and group projects enhance learning. “RRU’s strength is in our differences, and our innovative learning and teaching model is catching the attention of universities around the world,” says president Allan Cahoon. RRU only offers ﬁrst- and second-year undergraduate courses to Canadian high school students who need to improve their English proficiency, and to international students. A flexible admission policy allows those who don’t meet academic requirements to qualify based on formal and informal learning. Students choose from 11 undergrad degree programs,19 master’s degree programs, or 24 graduate certificates and diplomas. An applied doctoral program in social sciences is also on offer. The campus, set on a former coal baron’s estate within the Hatley Park National Historic Site, a 20-minute drive west of Victoria, is surrounded by expansive gardens and wetlands.
• Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management: This intensive bachelor program is designed to enable students to be successful innovators in new business ventures or to implement new ideas in established organizations.
• Environmental Science: An intensive, interdisciplinary 12-month program in which students spend nine months working on a project to solve a current environmental issue for a business, government department, or community group.
• Professional Communications: A comprehensive bachelor program provides courses in professional writing, public relations, journalism, public speaking and new media.
• Critical Justice Perspectives: Study the justice system through the lens of various political perspectives to understand the evolution of justice in Canada. Gender, globalization, ecology, class and race are all touched upon in this course.
• Leading Edge Hospitality: Students learn to track current trends in hospitality and respond to new needs of their guests. Niche products and services, such as health spas and gastronomy, are also studied.
|Minimum entering grades||Tuition||Undergraduate students||Residence spaces|
|Arts, Science and Commerce: No direct admittance for Canadian students to first-year undergraduate programs. B average in first two years of post-secondary for entry to third-year programs.||Approx. $7,835||Full-time: 1,328||176 (short-term residences)|