University of Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan | Saskatoon, Sask. | Founded 1907


University of Saskatchewan

In a province that has 41 per cent of Canada’s arable land, the University of Saskatchewan has traditionally been seen as a hotbed of agricultural research. But there’s much more on the go here: U of S has made a name for itself as the home of the Canadian Light Source—Canada’s national synchrotron research facility that can accelerate electrons close to the speed of light—and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, one of the world’s leading developers of vaccines and therapeutic technologies. The new Health Sciences Centre integrates eight fields of health sciences. “The array of programs, along with the quality of our research, our facilities and our faculty, give our students the education they need to be successful in their chosen field,” said president Peter Stoicheff. Built on 750 hectares along the South Saskatchewan River, the campus is known for its beauty. Even new buildings display greystone facades that allow them to blend in with the older neo-Gothic structures. The newly opened Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre, designed by renowned architect Douglas Cardinal, will accommodate Aboriginal initiatives and connect Aboriginal culture with the student body.

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Standout Programs
• Accounting: In addition to business and accounting knowledge, students gain the communication, computer and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed as professional accountants.
• Animal Biosciences: Topics range from animal metabolism and physiology to behaviour, care, and social and environmental impact. Prepares students for work in less traditional fields, such as companion, equine and research animal care.
Physiology and Pharmacology Studies: Students in this B.Sc. study the human body and the effects of chemicals upon them, preparing students for research in health sciences.

Cool Courses
• Making Comics: Students experience a combination of theoretical and studio-based instruction to learn how to tell stories through the medium of comics; provides opportunities to practise the craft, as well as information about different artists and genres.
• Weaving Indigenous Science and Western Science:  An exploration of Indigenous and Western scientific ways of understanding nature and the universe, this course gives students the opportunity to pay special attention to how these knowledge systems situate humans in relation to the natural world.

*This page was updated on October 28th, 2016.

Minimum entering grades Tuition Average class size Undergraduate students Residence spaces Graduation and retention rates
Engineering: 85%
Arts: 70%
Science: 70%
Commerce: 80%
$6,504 (arts); $6,713 (science) 1st & 2nd year: 57.5
3rd & 4th year: 27.4
Full-time: 15,505
Part-time: 1,346
2,276 (1,375 reserved for first years) Graduation: 63.2%
Retention: 84.3%

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