Jun 22, 2024  
University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021 
University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty Objectives [ALES]

Return to: Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences [ALES]  

Our undergraduate mission is to promote the development of graduates who are scientifically competent; sensitive to environmental, global, and other social issues; creative; and capable of leadership in addressing challenges faced by individuals, families, and the agriculture, forestry, food, and other natural resources sectors. The Faculty strives to develop the following skills and traits in its students:

  1. Critical and creative thinking skills: the ability to analyze, integrate, and extrapolate information;
  2. Good judgment in problem solving and decision making;
  3. Good communication skills: literacy, speaking, and listening;
  4. An appreciation of knowledge and education, and a commitment to continuous learning; and
  5. An appreciation and understanding of international and cross-cultural considerations.

The Baccalaureate degrees in the Faculty provide students with a broad education and comprehensive preparation in their specialities. Programs provide students with

  1. a solid foundation in applicable social, physical, and biological sciences, and in the humanities. Programs stress more than simple proficiency in these disciplines; they offer courses that feature an integrated, multidisciplinary treatment of subjects;
  2. awareness of current issues in the various disciplines and the ability to solve problems in their chosen occupations.
  3. the necessary academic background for graduate studies.