The University of Regina’s pedagogy is that involvement is the best form of education and instruction; that is, an individual learns best about his/her discipline, and the world in general, through real-life experiences. Therefore, co-operative education is either naturally integrated with or offered with most programs at the University of Regina. The Faculty of Arts, for example, provides students with the choice of earning credit for working on a project in a partnered institution in business or government or even in the volunteer sector. This 'hands-on' approach to learning has made the University’s programs in education and journalism some of the most acclaimed in Canada. Students in the former receive real-world classroom experience every semester of their 4-year undergraduate program while those in latter get a guaranteed paid internship of 13 weeks in a relevant institution in Canada. The University recently completed a 'Centre for Kinesiology and Health Studies' (CKHS) which will not only serve as an educational and research facility for these areas but also as a major venue for the Canada Summer Games which the University will host in 2005.
The University of Regina contains over 70 undergraduate and 69 graduate degree opportunities, including 20 doctorates, in over 45 fields of study from the Faculties of Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Kinesiology and Health Studies, Science, Social Work, and the Language Institute and the School of Human Justice and the School of Journalism. Among the more notable options is “University 110,” a credit course for first-year students designed to enhance their respective skills in mathematics, research; and writing, and it is primarily designed for individuals who require improvement in the aforementioned areas in order to meet prerequisites for certain programs. The Continuing Education division of the University of Regina offers numerous flexible learning options for academic, personal, and/or professional enhancement on a for-credit or non-credit basis. Opportunities through the Continuing Education division includes the “Weekend College,” which, offered in the fall and winter semesters, allows part-time students to take for-credit courses for most of the University’s programs on Saturdays; however, not all required courses or programs are offered via this option. Also, the “Summer University,” available in May, June, July, and/or August, enables students to take and complete courses in 4-6 weeks, take general interest, missed, and/or prerequisite courses, and/or get an early start on the following year's studies.