Brampton university campus undergoes major expansion

Published December 16, 2021 at 3:01 pm

Big changes have taken place at Algoma University’s Brampton campus, which is quickly establishing itself as one of Ontario’s most accessible post-secondary institutions.

Located in the heart of downtown Brampton near the intersection of Queen and Main St, Algoma has recently undergone major renovations, tripling its campus footprint and introducing some innovative new spaces for students to take advantage of while furthering their studies.

Algoma is offering in-person tours and encourages prospective students to drop by for a visit during the school’s business hours, or schedule a tour in advance. The equal consideration application deadline for Ontario high school students applying to university is January 13, 2022, so now’s the time to check out the university and consider applying!

Take a peek into a day in the life of an Algoma student and see what makes the Brampton campus so unique:

Innovative and comfortable new classrooms and student centres.

As part of the school’s extensive renovations, Algoma has built innovative classrooms with new technology (such as convenient touchscreen monitors) for a better learning experience that promotes classroom discussion and collaboration. Their brand new student centre was designed with student feedback in mind, and is the ideal place to study, hang out, or just relax in between classes. There’s also a number of comfortable lounges throughout the campus, including the sixth floor lounge which offers a stunning view of downtown Brampton.

Paid work experience in your field of study before graduating.

Students who want to jumpstart their future career will definitely want to take advantage of Algoma’s career-focused co-op program, which is available to all students. Exclusive access to job postings and career development workshops helps students fast track their career and finance their education, all at the same time.

A wide variety of in-person and online programs focused on hands-on learning in a close-knit campus community.

Algoma University’s Brampton campus houses the School of Business and Economics and the School of Computer Science and Technology. Undergraduate program offerings include:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with specializations in Marketing, Human Resource Management, Accounting, and a NEW Aviation Management option (aviation students receive flight training from Flight 6ix, a Transport Canada certified flight training establishment and pilot school!)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Economics
    Earn your BA or BBA at Algoma, which offers accelerated business degrees with flexible programming – study during the day, evening, or weekends to meet your needs. The four-year Bachelor of Business Administration degree is a unique program, with a focus on learning in a diverse classroom setting as well as opportunities to network and build upon your connections in the business world.
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
    The computer science program delivers an innovative and cutting-edge education. Graduates of Algoma’s computer science programs have gone on to work as video game developers, system architects, mobile application developers, web developers, and more.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    This program continues to be one of the University’s most popular programs. The school offers two different degrees tailored to your strengths and interests.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Community, Economic, and Social Development 
    This program is the only one of its kind in Canada! Community, economic, and social development provides students with the tools and knowledge to make meaningful change within their community and the world around them. This distinctive interdisciplinary program integrates several disciplines including CESD, social work, sociology, political science, geography, economics, and business administration.

Brampton students also have access to many elective courses, including courses in English, Sociology, and even Indigenous courses such as Anishinaabemowin.

Students have options to complete many courses online, with access to built-in, experiential learning opportunities and a tight-knit community to help support you. And for students who have previous post-secondary education, Algoma offers an accelerated Computer Science program that allows you to obtain your degree in as little as 12 months.

Study locally at a convenient location that’s close to some of the best facilities in Brampton.

Getting to and from campus is super easy – it’s located just a few minutes away from the Brampton GO station and downtown Brampton bus terminal. Its location in the urban core of Brampton means it’s also close to some of the city’s best destinations: Garden Square, Rose Theatre, PAMA, Brampton Library’s Four Corners Branch, YMCA, Gage Park, and some of the best restaurants and shops in the city – perfect for grabbing a bite or window shopping between classes. There’s always something to do downtown, with regular events throughout the year.

Looking for a place to live while you attend your classes? Algoma has partnered with the Canada Homestay Network to help students find off-campus housing in Brampton, as well as additional housing resources and support.

An intimate learning experience suited to your needs.

Algoma University has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1 and an average class size of only 28 students. That means from the very start, professors get to know their students well and provide them with the support and opportunities they need, even beyond the classroom. It’s a very hands-on, personalized approach to learning.

With campuses in Brampton, Timmins, and Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma promises a community-oriented, cross-cultural learning experience no matter which campus you attend. Take a tour of the Brampton campus or visit the university’s Future Students page for a deeper look on everything Algoma has to offer.

If you’re ready to start your journey at Algoma, be sure to apply soon — the equal consideration application deadline for Ontario high school students applying to university is coming up fast on January 13, 2022.

Keep up with Algoma University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@algomau and @discoveralgomau).


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