Program News

New Programs

Mobile Software Engineering

The Mobile Software Engineering specialization enables you to apply the foundation skills of Computer Science to the development of applications and systems that implement the use of mobile devices in modern computer systems. This allows you to develop expertise in what is becoming a predominant part of the application of computer technology. You will study the range of applications of mobile devices and will learn to develop applications on a variety of mobile platforms. When you graduate, you will be able to apply the use of mobile devices in business, industry, social media and gaming. The specialization requires you to do at least one major project that can form the basis for a portfolio of skills as you seek employment in the industry.

Environmental Science

in the Environmental Science program, students will develop critical thinking skills that allow them to contribute solutions to the current environmental, social and economic challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. The program examines the increased impacts of global climate change, the spread and threats of invasive species, the continued loss of biodiversity and degradation of agricultural soil quality and availability, and other environmental challenges. Students in Algoma’s program can take courses in the social sciences, including courses in political science, sociology, economics, and law and justice. This diverse collection of courses provide students with a broad understanding of social, cultural, legal and ethical matters, and with a variety of perspectives, sought after by many employers. Students in the Environmental Science program benefit from countless hands-on learning opportunities. These opportunities are enriched by the surrounding natural environment, a high level of interaction with faculty and partnerships with scientists at local federal and provincial research laboratories. In the third year of the program, students participate in an 80-hour internship within the Algoma region.

Admissions Updates

The Bachelor of Science in Biology degree program requirements have changed to a minimum overall average of 70% on 6 courses from any of the following categories in the Ontario curriculum: university courses (U) or university/college courses (U/M). The prerequisites include ENG4U, MHF4U, and two U/M sciences (Biology and Chemistry recommended).