The University of Lethbridge houses one of the most important art collections in Canada including in excess of 13,000 pieces of art from the 19th to 21st centuries from America, Canada, and Europe. The University is focussed on providing education in the liberal arts and sciences within the context of smaller classes in order to enhance individualized learning opportunities, and in 2004 the school expanded its academic offerings to include programs at the doctorate level. The University of Lethbridge is recognized throughout Canada for its research in science and it regularly collaborates with federal agricultural research institutions throughout the city of Lethbridge.
The University of Lethbridge offers over 150 degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, including 6 doctorates, from the Faculties of Arts and Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Science, and Management. The Faculty of Arts and Science also offers 9 pre-professional programs in Dentistry, Engineering, Journalism, Law, Medicine, Nutrition and Food Sciences, Optometry, Social Work, and Veterinary Medicine; these programs transfer to either the University of Alberta, Calgary, Regina, Saskatchewan, and/or Waterloo. The University of Lethbridge additionally offers 18 post-diploma degrees, for those with an acceptable diploma, which enable students to earn an undergraduate degree with advanced standing of up to 2 years,