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What is Applied Studies?

Customized Work-Integrated Learning courses that allow you to earn academic credit for combining work (paid or volunteer) and academic studies.  

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Applied Studies Course Options

Disciplinary Credit 

Build a work and academic course related to a specific academic discipline and supported by a professor in that field

Work Experience (Pass/Fail)

Applied Studies 2000/2001

Create a course exploring a program-related work experience (paid/volunteer) and relating it to your professional development

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Work Experience (Graded)

Applied Studies 2010/2011

Design a course with an Applied Studies instructor that combines program-related work experience and an academic study goal


Applied Studies Cohorts

Join a group of students to combine work and academic study related to a discipline with a faculty supervisor in that field

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Student Stories

Emily Demyen (BA '18) Uses her uLethbridge Experience to Create Belonging for Others

Emily Demyen (BA '18) is a diligent and persistent worker. Finding moments of mindfulness throughout the day is essential to her and a skill she honed throughout her eight-month co-op work term, applied and …

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Chloe Fraser (BA '20) has an Attitude of Gratitude

"Yes, the pandemic has changed things, working from home and communicating, but we have to keep moving grain and feeding the world." Chloe has never shied away from a challenge. She is a hard …

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Amanda Maki

This (applied study) has enhanced my education in so any ways that I could not have imagined, nor learned in the classroom. It is enhancing my education by giving me hands on experience in my field of study … and has allowed me to gain so much real world experience, as well as develop important life skills.

Amanda Maki, BA - Psychology