Programs that suit you

Bold minds believe in pushing boundaries. At uOttawa, you’ll have the freedom to test your limits by combining programs from various fields of study. Whether you’re a computer whiz with an interest in entrepreneurship, or an aspiring sports therapist who wants to gain some business savvy, we’ll help you find the winning formula.

Customize a degree that sets you apart and deepens your knowledge: Choose from an amazing array of over 400 programs across 100 disciplines. Explore new ideas alongside some of the best professors and researchers in Canada – and the world.

Three good reasons to study mechanical engineering at uOttawa

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Two human kinetics programs

The School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa ranks among the top 50 in the world, with our two bachelor’s programs. One is more focused on the social sciences aspects of physical activity, sport and leisure, and the other on the biophysical aspects and the impact of physical activity on the body. Students who like science tend to choose the BScHK, while those who prefer the social sciences tend to choose the BHK. For students interested in international exchanges, the school has developed many partnerships with human kinetics programs at universities in Norway, France and Belgium.
Five good reasons to study communication
When you study communication at the University of Ottawa, you embark on an extraordinary journey. Regardless of whether you choose communication, digital journalism or public relations, each of these options is exceptional for several reasons.

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Spotlight on uOttawa: Mechanical Engineering with Peter Combining mechanical engineering with business classes and graduating with a double degree is the perfect scenario for Peter. He especially likes the labs, where he can do hands-on work with gears, engines and turbines. One of his CO-OP placements even allowed him to be part of the testing and evaluation team crashing, vibrating and squeezing trains at the National Research Council right here in Ottawa. You can find him on the sixth floor of Morisset!
The University of Ottawa ranks among the top 200 of universities in the world. We can set you on the path to the career you really want.

Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019

Spotlight on uOttawa: Communication with Tristan Although everybody says that university is much more difficult than high school, Tristan had the complete opposite experience, especially because of the way profs in communication make sure you’re ready for your career and not just the classroom. He finally picked this communication program because it has a lot to it, like cutting-edge technology and a good balance between theory and practical experience.
Spotlight on uOttawa: Biomed with Céline Céline studied biomedical science and is now pursuing medicine. She feels lucky to have received such great support from her professors and the staff at uOttawa. The biomed program, which gave her lots of flexibility and freedom to pick courses, definitely helped prepare her for the rigours of medical school.
The Programs and courses site is the official source of information on undergraduate and graduate programs and courses offered at the University of Ottawa. It shows you the basic structure of each program, including the number of units (credits) needed to graduate, the compulsory and optional courses as well as course prerequisites and descriptions. You can also see which programs offer CO-OP and French immersion.
Your interests vary widely and that’s okay: there are so many subjects to love in one lifetime. Can’t decide between music and science? The solution is simple at the University of Ottawa: combine them both in a single program!
Spotlight on uOttawa: Management with Tristan When Tristan left Montreal to study at the Telfer School of Management, he quickly fell in love with Ottawa. Although he was only 17 when he enrolled in university, he quickly created a network that has allowed him to work on a number of projects.
There are plenty of possible combinations available within a single degree program, like international management and entrepreneurship! Find a program combination that’s as unique as you are!
At the University of Ottawa, we believe that diversity is enriching. That’s why you can study human kinetics while improving your administrative skills with a minor in business.
Are you looking to know more about how the human body functions and how the human brain works? Come study biomedical science and neuroscience in a combined program at the University of Ottawa.
The Biomedical Science program is known as the most common path to medical school. It is unique due to its whole-person approach — in addition to science courses, you can take anatomy or psychology. You can also customize your program by adding one of many options, including neuroscience, cellular and molecular medicine, and medicinal chemistry. Would you like to graduate with both a degree recognized worldwide and tangible career experience? Choose the CO-OP program in biomedical science, which allows you to do 16 months of paid work terms around the globe!
Learn how living organisms grow and how to create chemical products that save lives! Study biochemistry AND chemical engineering in a combined degree program at the University of Ottawa!
The Biomedical Science program is a great entry point into med school, the one most often chosen by our students.
If you’re wondering if the program you’re considering will lead to the career you want, check out the “What can I do with my studies?” page. You’ll find lots of information on job requirements and employment forecasts related to areas of study offered at the University of Ottawa.
At the University of Ottawa, you can study in English, French or both. What’s more, you can hand in your assignments and write your exams in the official language of your choice, even if it’s not the language of instruction of your course! However, you must choose your program language of instruction when you apply. To find out what steps you need to take, see the various admission profiles.

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Spotlight on uOttawa: Criminology with Nevena Nevena chose uOttawa due to the reputation of its Department of Criminology, and she certainly wasn’t disappointed.
Programs to upgrade your English or French. Designed with international students’ needs in mind, our second language intensive programs offer custom-made courses for you to upgrade your English or French before starting your studies at the University of Ottawa. With an added Canadian culture component, our second language intensive programs put the odds of success at uOttawa in your favour!
Studying civil law or common law at the University of Ottawa means having many outstanding experiences in a warm, inclusive and caring environment. Ottawa is the ideal place to article — whether at the Supreme Court, the Department of Justice or one of the many large national firms — to gain work experience before you graduate. You can also participate in the CO-OP program and complete paid work placements, offer your time pro bono to get to know the legal environment and serve your community, and attend exciting seminars on mediation and pleading. As well, the University offers a four-year joint program in civil law and international development, unique in Canada, through which you receive a double degree. With all of these rewarding experiences, achieving your goals is a sure thing!
At the University of Ottawa, we believe that balancing multiple interests is key to personal and professional success. Are you interested in economics and political science? Why not study both in a single program at the University of Ottawa.
The Criminology program is both internationally recognized and on the cutting edge. It avoids an elitist approach, and students know that they are working to further social justice. If you want to work in Quebec after you graduate, it is not hard to be recognized by the Ordre professionnel des criminologues du Québec. As well, many students use the option to add an internship to gain work experience with the RCMP, non-governmental organizations or governmental departments such as Correctional Service Canada.
Get the world-class education you want on our centrally located campus, with all the benefits of being downtown.
The Telfer School of Management Bachelor of Commerce is a world-class program that allows you to build a professional network, through its numerous networking events, multicultural environment, international exchange program and Career Centre. The school’s bilingual character lets you develop the French skills you need to compete, first for paid CO-OP positions, and then, for full time work, be it in international business, the technology sector, the public service, or whatever career you choose.
The International Studies and Modern Languages program allows you to develop an in-depth understanding of international issues and policy while mastering three languages, including English and French. By exposing you to views from a wide range disciplines, including economics, geography, history and world religions, and providing you with a solid, comprehensive background in political science, the program prepares you for careers focused on international matters. Moreover, the University of Ottawa has hundreds of exchanges and partnerships, enabling you to take courses abroad and improve your second or third language skills.
At the University of Ottawa, you can study psychology while improving your knowledge of criminology by adding a major, a minor or simply by taking a few optional courses. See how you can study different disciplines in one program.
The University of Ottawa is the third best university in Ontario, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.
Are you interested in how humans are affecting our environment? One option is to study global change as part of an environmental sciences program, one of many possibilities at the University of Ottawa!
Delve into history while exploring the practical applications of second-language teaching. Choose the program combination that fits you best!
Offered in a bilingual setting, the International Studies and Modern Languages program is the only one of its kind in Canada that you can study in a G7 capital. You have access to internships at many international organizations and NGOs, along with 130 embassies and consulates. The University of Ottawa ranks among the 100 top universities in the world for politics and international studies (QS 2018).
At the University of Ottawa, we offer programs that are tailored to your strengths! Do you want to have an impact on social change? Enrich your knowledge with a degree that combines women’s studies and ethics and political philosophy. Discover all the possible program combinations we offer.

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