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College of Extended Learning

Helping you get started. One step at a time.

Adult learners face the challenges of balancing family and work commitments while pursuing academic studies. UNB’s College of Extended Learning is equipped to help adult learners earn a degree, a certificate either through part-time or full-time studies, one course at a time. Our academic advisors can show you the most direct route to your learning goals, providing support services along the way.

UNB's University Prep Program will assist you in setting and reaching your admission goals while establishing strong study skills.

UNB recognizes the value of your work and life experience and previous education. We will help you apply for a Prior Learning Assessment, which could reduce the time it takes to complete your degree.

Explore your options

  • Open entry courses
  • Term based courses
  • Bachelor of Integrated Studies
  • University Prep
  • Prior Learning Assessment
  • Specialized Programs

Featured courses & programs

Fit learning into your life this fall.

Explore our upcoming offerings and plan your fall schedule.

Explore our fall 2023 online schedule

Get the skills you need to teach adults

The Certificate in Adult Education (CAE) is designed to provide participants with a stand-alone certificate or the first step towards a Bachelor of Education in Adult Education degree. The program is open to learners who have at least one year (or equivalent) of full-time paid or volunteer experience in educating and training adults.

Learn more about CAE

Build your ABA knowledge & skills and prepare for a rewarding career

The UNB Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Certificate Program will prepare you with applied knowledge and skills to meet a variety of client needs, including those with autism spectrum disorder.

Learn more about the ABA Certificate Program

UNB's degree completion program for busy adults

Designed specifically for adult learners who have some post-secondary experience, course work can be completed at UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, online, and with prior approval you can take courses through other recognized Canadian universities and have your credit transferred to the BIS.

Learn more about BIS