History

The University of Prince Edward Island has a long-standing tradition of academic excellence dating back to the early 19th century. The University’s campus is a reflection of the character of UPEI on many levels—a complementary blend of old and new, of tradition and innovation.

UPEI at a Glance

  • UPEI has 4,600+ students and more than 250 faculty, an 18:1 ratio
  • UPEI students come from every province in Canada and more than 70 countries
  • We have a 200-year history of providing higher education
  • Our campus size is 140 acres
  • UPEI's school motto is Faith, Knowledge, Service
  • Downtown Charlottetown is a 20-minute walk from UPEI, but public transportation is free for UPEI students

Our Vision

The University of Prince Edward Island will be a leader in delivering outstanding experiential learning opportunities that encourage our students to develop to their full potential in both the classroom and the community. Driven by discovery, UPEI will be a destination for those eager to advance our world by creating new knowledge. Together, we will foster the development of tomorrow’s leaders who will emerge from their studies ready to excel and contribute to the betterment of our global and local communities.

Programs taught in:
  • English

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The Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture program explicitly connects the communication skills and leadership training of a Liberal Arts education to successful ... [+]

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The Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture program explicitly connects the communication skills and leadership training of a Liberal Arts education to successful post-graduation employment. This program is defined by its focus on the transferability of the written, oral and visual communication skills, the critical thinking, and the cultural awareness acquired during a Liberal Arts education to the world beyond academia. Technical skills, work- integrated learning (internships, cooperatives, workplace-generated projects), and career-related mentoring are key components of its design.

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All of the following courses are required for a Major in Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture:... [-]

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We encourage our students to fully engage in the process of liberal education. We encourage work across a broad range of elective courses in the arts and sciences so that ... [+]

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We encourage our students to fully engage in the process of liberal education. We encourage work across a broad range of elective courses in the arts and sciences so that psychology study is enriched by a diverse context of academic disciplines and ways of experiencing, enquiring into, and making sense of our world. Our students build skills in critical and creative thinking, effective reading, writing, and oral communication, research, and independent and collaborative problem-solving.

In addition to teaching students in a wide range of psychology courses, members of our faculty have exciting programmes of research, often engaging both UPEI students and colleagues from across Canada and the world. Our faculty members include award-winning teachers and scholars, and people committed to service in the university and the broader community.... [-]

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The Faculty of Business is committed to providing students with a high quality, integrated business education in a personalized learning environment. It is structured to ... [+]

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The Faculty of Business is committed to providing students with a high quality, integrated business education in a personalized learning environment. It is structured to provide the broad-based, cross-functional business education required for leaders of business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. The Faculty's personalized learning environment provides opportunities for extensive interaction between students, faculty, and practitioners.

The Faculty of Business holds a unique position within the province’s education system. As the only university school of business, it is committed to intellectual leadership, and to excellence in developing new knowledge and conveying that knowledge to its students and to the public. In order to attract, develop and retain students, faculty and staff, the Faculty recognizes that it must sustain an intellectually stimulating environment.... [-]

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Actuarial Science is the study of risk, usually risk associated with insurance, pension, and investment plans. Actuarial Science uses techniques from mathematics, statist ... [+]

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Actuarial Science is the study of risk, usually risk associated with insurance, pension, and investment plans. Actuarial Science uses techniques from mathematics, statistics, business, economics, and finance. The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Actuarial Science prepares students to write the early exams required to become an Actuary. Actuaries are in demand as professionals who develop solutions for complex financial issues. Actuaries have excellent career opportunities following graduation as well as excellent co-op work opportunities during their studies. Read more about what actuaries' do, job prospects, and salaries on our departmental website.

The Major in Actuarial Science requires a total of 120 semester hours of credit, as described below:... [-]

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Analytics is situated at the confluence of statistics, computer science and mathematics all centered on finding, interpreting and presenting meaningful patterns in data. ... [+]

Overview Specialization in Data Analytics

Analytics is situated at the confluence of statistics, computer science and mathematics all centered on finding, interpreting and presenting meaningful patterns in data. We offer a Bachelor of Science in Analytics with specialization in either Data Analytics or Business Analytics, with co-operative education options available in both specializations. As data increasingly pervades our lives, graduates in Analytics are in high demand across a broad spectrum of fields including government, business, and technology.

The Major in Analytics with a specialization in Data Analytics requires a total of 120 semester hours of credit, as described below:... [-]

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Financial Mathematics is the application of mathematical models to finance, usually to analyze markets and pricing. Financial Mathematics uses techniques from mathematics ... [+]

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Financial Mathematics is the application of mathematical models to finance, usually to analyze markets and pricing. Financial Mathematics uses techniques from mathematics, statistics, business, finance, and economics. The Bachelor of Science in Financial Mathematics provides a solid foundation in Financial Mathematics, leading either to a career in the financial sector or to further training in advanced Financial Mathematics. Financial Mathematicians are in demand as professionals who develop solutions for complex financial issues and they have excellent career opportunities following graduation as well as excellent co-op work opportunities during their studies.

The Major in Financial Mathematics requires a total of 120 semester hours of credit, as described below:... [-]

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The Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering at UPEI offers a progressive and innovative four-year Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Design Engineering degree which rec ... [+]

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The Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering at UPEI offers a progressive and innovative four-year Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Design Engineering degree which recognizes the need for a broad and balanced engineering education. The program follows current trends in engineering education and focuses on student outcomes. Small class sizes within an activity-based learning environment allow faculty and staff to be student-centric and to provide specific and timely input to individual students.

Students are exposed to a broad base of knowledge and skills in engineering science, natural science, mathematics, and complementary studies in concert with an applied project-based design stream simulating the engineering profession. Students entering the degree program will be actively engaged in the profession of engineering from day one, providing creative and sustainable solutions to society’s problems. The degree program is designed to provide a highly flexible learning environment that is responsive to the dynamic needs of students and the industries that employ them.... [-]

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With the new Bachelor of Environmental Studies program at the University of Prince Edward Island, you will learn to make environmental connections across academic fields ... [+]

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"Acquire the knowledge to create a sustainable future. The reasons why are all around you."

With the new Bachelor of Environmental Studies program at the University of Prince Edward Island, you will learn to make environmental connections across academic fields and to analyze environmental challenges we face today. In the classroom, field, and community, you will lead the way in finding innovative solutions—making a positive impact toward sustainability in your personal life, locally and globally.

Environmental issues typically do not respect traditional academic boundaries and require scientific, technical, human and social perspectives to address. As an interdisciplinary liberal arts and science program, the Bachelor of Environmental Studies will provide students with the opportunity to integrate knowledge across faculties of Arts, Science, and Business.... [-]

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