Cape Breton University

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Cape Breton University
Cape Breton University
Cape Breton University is dedicated to supporting the communities of Cape Breton and the region’s emerging industries with a focus on local involvement and entrepreneurship. The university has a strong relationship with the island’s Aboriginal communities and was the first in Canada to offer a Mi’kmaq studies program.

Currently, Cape Breton is strengthening its online course options and offering a select number of courses for credit, certificate or curiosity. Cape Breton University is committed to supporting its domestic and international students and further innovating to bring unique and new programs to the world through digital and online offerings, but also through international delivery options. It has taken on the challenge of supplying the oil and gas industry of Atlantic Canada with skilled workers, creating programs in petroleum technology and petroleum engineering that attract students from as far away as Kuwait.

The university art gallery is a must-see, with more than 2000 pieces, including works by the Group of Seven and Picasso. Full-time students have access to the fitness centre at the Cape Breton Health Recreation complex, and with more than 70 student societies, finding the right fit at Cape Breton University is never a problem.

Standout programs

  • Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment
  • Community Studies in Applied Theatre
  • Sport and Physical Activity Leadership


Cape Breton University offers a number of in-course awards to students after completing one year of study (minimum 24 credits). There is no application required for most of these awards, as they are based solely on academic grades and provided to students who are not in receipt of a renewable scholarship.

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