Note: Since the University of Ottawa is a bilingual university, the information it has provided is in either English or French, based on the language of the program.

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New Programs

Multidisciplinary Design - Experiential Learning (3 Years)

The Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Design — Experiential Learning is a three-year program in the School of Engineering Design and Teaching Innovation that emphasizes student choice through an innovative, flexible curriculum. The core program focuses on design practice, digital and data fluency, professional skills development and multidisciplinary learning. Flexible and compressed learning paths provide you with a unique opportunity to develop skills attuned to current market demands, your personal interests, and future societal challenges. Experiential learning is integrated throughout the program via client-based projects, internships and community engagement. You’ll graduate with a multidisciplinary mix of knowledge, skills and experience from both within and outside of engineering, and will be prepared to make an impact on industry, your community and the world. This program leads to a three-year Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Design degree, not a BASc.

Bachelor of Commerce + Master Of Science In Management (Research Project)

This exciting integrated accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program allows you to earn two degrees in five years. Designed for students with a strong academic record and a keen interest in conducting business research, this integrated program
enables select undergraduate students to get a jumpstart on their project-based master’s program by completing two graduate courses during their last year of the undergraduate degree, and starting their research project in a familiar environment
over the summer bridge term between the bachelor’s and master’s programs. This integrated program focuses on empowering you to develop your business acumen and research skills in a specialized field of study, and to contribute towards smarter decisions about policy and practice in creating a better Canada.

Integrated Food Sciences

The Honours Bachelor of Integrated Food Sciences, the first of its kind in Canada, is an innovative multidisciplinary program delivered jointly by the University of Ottawa and Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa. The program prepares you to take on leadership roles in any industry where food innovation plays a key role, including health care, education, hospitality or research and development. You will have a broad, comprehensive understanding of food preparation and nutrition practices, with an emphasis on the needs of clients with special dietary requirements, and will be ready to lead and offer guidance in commercial
establishments and institutional settings. This program is offered in English only.

New Health Sciences Dual Fast-Track Degrees (In French Only)

If your French is strong and you’re interested in an extra challenge, you could benefit from our fast-track path that combines two degrees. This accelerated path can be completed in less time than taking the two degrees separately.

  • Health Sciences + Master of Occupational Therapy OR + Master of Physiotherapy
  • Health Sciences with option in Population and Public Health OR Technologies and Innovation in Healthcare + Master of Occupational Therapy
  • Health Sciences with option in Population and Public Health OR Technologies and Innovation in Healthcare + Master of Physiotherapy
  • Human Kinetics (BScHK) + Master of Occupational Therapy OR + Master of Physiotherapy
  • Human Kinetics (BHK) + Master of Occupational Therapy OR + Master of Physiotherapy
  • Human Kinetics (BHK) – Education and Coaching + Formation à l’enseignement (cycles primaire/moyen, moyen/intermédiaire ou intermédiaire/supérieur)

New Medicine Dual Fast-Track Degrees 

The integrated Translational and Molecular Medicine (TMM)/graduate degree program offers students the chance to rapidly
complete MSc or PhD degrees. Students combine an Honours Bachelor of Science in Translational and Molecular Medicine with a Master of Science or a Doctorate of Philosophy in:
• Biochemistry
• Cellular and Molecular Medicine
• Microbiology and Immunology
• Neuroscience

Undergraduate Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) (In French Only)

This new program is designed to train students for future practice as pharmacists in community, hospital or a variety of other settings, or to pursue more advanced studies. Offered in French, the program is aimed primarily at francophone
Ontarians and secondarily at francophone students from elsewhere in Canada, with the objective of meeting the needs of bilingual pharmacists in minority settings. The four-year program consists of courses, practical labs and 40 weeks of practical training. All courses are based on an active learning approach.

Certificate In Indigenous Laws (In French Only)

The certificate is the first French-language Indigenous law program in Canada. It will offer Indigenous learners an introduction to the legal systems of different Indigenous peoples in Canada, which they will be encouraged to compare with Quebec and Canadian state-derived systems in certain key areas of law.  They will thus be able to get to know the sources, foundations, principles and rules of Indigenous and of state-derived law, including Quebec’s civil law regime. This unique program takes a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to teaching Indigenous learners basic legal skills as a bridge towards studying Civil Law. 

 

Program Changes

Bachelor of Commerce 

The Honours BCom program has changed to allow greater flexibility and adaptability. Students are now able to complete their BCom degree according to the following structures:

  • One business option + business electives + out-of-faculty electives + free electives
  • One business option + the complementary option in Entrepreneurship or in Business Analytics + electives
  • Two options in the field of business (for instance, Finance and Marketing) + electives
  • One business option + a minor from another faculty

You can combine all business options, except for the specialization in Accounting and the BCom/Juris Doctor.

Admission Updates

Admission to highly competitive programs such as Nursing, Computer Science and Software Engineering. Offers for competitive programs will start in mid February (no early offers).