In 2017, the University of Regina was ranked in the Top 200 Best Young Universities in the world by Times Higher Education, building on our established reputation for excellence and innovative programs that lead to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees.
Tuition remains below the national average and the University ranks second nationally among comprehensive universities in the level of student financial support – scholarships, awards, and bursaries – available as a percentage of tuition.
In Regina, our main campus and historic College Avenue campus are located on 239 acres and provide an attractive study and work environment for our students, faculty, and staff. Both Regina campuses are located in Wascana Centre, one of the largest urban parks in North America.
We offer more than 120 undergraduate programs and 78 graduate programs, including many specialized programs such as police studies and public policy.
Our Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science offers a number of undergraduate programs aimed at preparing students for careers in petroleum engineering, software systems engineering, environmental systems engineering, and electronic and industrial systems engineering. All are fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board.
La Cité Universitaire francophone is a hub for the study of French language and culture of French-speaking regions and countries across the world. La Cité offers a complete range of programming in French as a second language that meets the needs of learners from beginners to advanced levels.
We value inclusive education and provide programs and initiatives that support this goal such as the Certificate in Extended Studies in Inclusive Education, which enhances knowledge and expertise in fostering an inclusive classroom, and Campus for All, an inclusive post-secondary education (IPSE) initiative for adults experiencing intellectual disability. The University supports inclusion and diversity through programs such as the Colourful Campus House, a housing option specifically for 2LGBTQ+ students. Created in partnership with UR Pride Centre, Colourful Campus House has allocated two, six-bedroom apartments in College West residence for this initiative. Also in College West, a new multipurpose lounge on the fourth floor features special ventilation so space can be used for smudging, ensuring Indigenous students can practice their culture freely and build a sense of belonging.
University programs such as nursing respond to the needs of the province, and the balance of scholarship, research and public service that constitutes our three-part academic mission is attracting students and international attention. We are proud to be the first Canadian university to offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in Police Studies. The program has resulted in important partnerships with police services in the province and beyond. We are also proud to offer innovative interdisciplinary degree programs. The Creative Technologies interdisciplinary program, based in the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance, brings together artists, scientists, and cultural theorists who can choose from a wide array of courses in engineering, computer science, and fine arts, such as new media, film production, animation, and software design.
Experiential Learning and Career-Ready Graduates
University of Regina graduates experience the best employment outcomes of all post-secondary graduates in Saskatchewan. We are leaders in the critical area of experiential learning, and our graduates leave our campus prepared to succeed in the world. In 1969 we were the first university in Western Canada to offer co-operative placements, and we now offer the Co-operative Education & Internships Program in more than 50 programs in the Faculties of Arts, Business Administration, Engineering and Applied Science, and Science.
Experiential learning components in our degree programs result in our co-operative education students earning approximately $9 million in wages per year. Over the last decade, co-op job placements and internships have grown by 60 percent, as we continue to develop career-ready graduates and connect students with potential employers.
In addition to traditional co-operative programs and internship opportunities, we are the first in Canada to guarantee career-related employment for those registered in our UR Guarantee Program. Established in 2009, the UR Guarantee Program provides students with access to critical academic, leadership and service opportunities throughout their undergraduate study. Students successfully completing the program should possess the skills and knowledge necessary to start their careers within six months of graduation. If a student is not successful, the University will pay for one year's worth (30 credits) of additional undergraduate tuition and course fees.
The University of Regina prides itself in being an inclusive campus for all, and we welcome students from around the world to achieve their educational goals. There is a place for everyone at the University of Regina and we hope you will join us!
SK S4S 0A2 Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada