Universities in Saskatchewan must demonstrate the following:
- A clear governance and administration structure, with faculty involved in academic decision-making.
- A clear public mission statement that addresses research and innovation, teaching, and service comparable to similar universities across Canada.
- A mandate, mission and goals stating the provision of:
- undergraduate and/or graduate level programs;
- academic counseling, advising, and other student services;
- facilities and access to learning resources, including library, laboratories, and student support services; and
- financial resources appropriate to the needs of the programs.
- The majority of programs must include university level degrees in the areas of liberal arts or sciences, or professional programs, including engineering, law, and medicine.
Note: This list is not comprehensive and subject to change depending on the post-secondary educational needs in Saskatchewan.
For more information on the use of the word 'university' in Saskatchewan, refer to The Degree Authorization Act.