Academic Programs and Supports


You can choose from a variety of academic programs at Algoma and will likely find a program that sparks your interest. This section lists some examples of the academic programs you can take at Algoma.

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Academic Programs

Anishinaabewowin is a 3-year degree program – and Canada’s only degree program in the Ojibwe language. The program will give you a basic-to-advanced level of instruction in the Ojibwe language and culture. Plus, by studying Anishinaabewowin, you will learn the language of one of the earliest cultures in Canada.

Social Work is a 4-year program that focuses on northern, rural, remote, Indigenous and Franco-Ontarian communities. Graduates from this program will be prepared to practice social work at the entry level with diverse populations in Canada.

Geography is a 4-year program ideal for students interested in geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, climate change, environmental sustainability, research and urban and regional development.  Our program provides students with skills that go beyond the study of geography, including a broad understanding of numbers and numeracy, writing and research, and data presentation, including mapping and graphing.

Be sure to check out all of Algoma’s academic programs.

In addition, Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, set up by the Shingwauk Education Trust, offers courses and programs of particular interest to Anishinaabe students. Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig is its own university operating within the broader Algoma University, but all courses and programs are fully credited through Algoma. To learn more about its courses and programs focusing on Aboriginal issues and education, please visit Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig.

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Academic Supports

Algoma offers a variety of services to help students succeed at university. The following is a list of some of the academic services you can access at Algoma.

Academic advising is available. An Anishinaabe Student Advisor helps students with the transition to university. Student Services Advisors help students figure out program requirements, outline support services, assist with course selection and answer other questions that arise.

The Learning Centre and Disability Services Office is a hub for academic and disability services on campus. You can find resources to help you reach your academic potential, ensure your success and address and overcome any challenges you might face at university. These resources include writing labs, exam accommodation, tutoring, note-taking and student success workshops.

Co-op and Career Planning Services offers assistance finding student jobs and post-graduation careers. Career Services provides career planning advice and assistance with cover letters, resumé-writing and interview skills.

For more information about Algoma’s academic supports, please visit Academic Student Services.

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