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General Arts and Science - University Transfer (Certificate)

Credential: Ontario College Certificate Program Code: 09191 Length: 2 semesters

Programs Starting Between:

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)

or

or

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Post-admission testing in writing and basic mathematics is required. Applicants may be counselled into an alternative choice based on test results. While the General Arts and Science programs have been designed to prepare students to enter a major course of study in their chosen area, a General Arts and Science certificate or diploma is neither a guarantee, nor a requirement, for entry into subsequent programs at Humber or elsewhere.

 

Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

 

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
January 2018LakeshoreOpenOpen
January 2018NorthOpenOpen
September 2018NorthOpenOpen
September 2018OrangevilleOpenNot Available
September 2018LakeshoreOpenOpen
January 2019NorthOpenOpen

The 2017-2018 fee for 2 semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,816.58
  • international: $14,671.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester 

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

Graduates will be able to apply academic credits toward diploma-level studies at Humber. Graduates may also be able to apply their academic credits to degree studies at Humber, as well as at other colleges and universities. 

Graduates may continue to the second year of the General Arts and Science – University Transfer diploma program 09111 to maximize choices and potential transfer credits.

Note: The required number of semesters of study and the required grade point average (GPA) for admission will vary by program and institution. 

Bachelor of Arts, Humanities/Social Science 

Credential Opportunity: Diploma to Degree
Location: Sherbrooke, Quebec
Institution(s): Bishop's University

Bishop's University invites graduates of Humber's General Arts and Science (University Transfer) Certificate to apply for advanced credit towards a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities/Social Science.   Students who have earned a GPA of 75-79.9% may be granted a total of 15 credits towards a 120-credit program.   Students who have earned a GPA of 80% or greater may be granted a total of 30 credits towards a 120-credit program. No credits will be awarded in the case of incomplete programs or if the GPA is under 75%.

For further information, contact:

Sophie Mailhot, Admissions Officer
819.822.9600 x 2096
smailhot@ubishops.ca

www.ubishops.ca/future-current-students/admission-process/college-transfer-students/

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration 

Credential Opportunity: Diploma to Degree
Location: Buffalo, NY
Institution(s): Buffalo State College

Graduates of Humber's General Arts and Science University Transfer Certificate program are invited to apply to continue their studies for the Bachelor of Science, with specialization in Business Administration at Buffalo State College.  Graduates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5  in order to be eligible to recieve a maximum of 34 credits towards a four-year Bachelor of Science.

Courses with less than a grade of C- will not be accepted into the major.  Prior to acceptance into the program, students will be required to attain competency in math and English composition (CWP 101 and 102 equivalents) with a grade of C or better and an cumulative 2.5 GPA .  All concentration courses must be taken at Buffalo State. 

A minimum of 120 credit hours are required to earn a Bachelor's degree.

For further information, contact:

admissions@buffalostate.edu

Business Administration Bachelor of Science

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Science, Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) 

Credential Opportunity: Diploma to Degree
Location: Buffalo, NY
Institution(s): Buffalo State College

Graduates of Humber's General Arts and Science University Transfer Certificate program are invited to apply to continue their studies for the Bachelor of Science, with specialization in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) at Buffalo State College.  Graduates must have a minimum GPA of 3.0  in order to be eligible to recieve a maximum of 34 credits towards a four-year Bachelor of Science. 

To be considered for admission to the Childhood education major (CED), students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0, as well as submitted ACT or SAT scores as part of the application process.  For formal admission to the Childhood education program, students must have successfully completed at least 45 credit hours, which must include CWP 101, CWP 102, and the math competency requirement.  They must also have passed 2 intellectual foundations courses with a minimum grade of C and the foundations courses to the selected major (EDU 201 - Introduction to Elementary Education, EDF 202 - Child Development and Education, EDF 203 - School and Society, EDF 302 - Educational Psychology: Elementary Education and EDU 211 - Introduction to Literacy).

A minimum of 120 credit hours are required to earn a Bachelor's degree.

For further information, contact:

admissions@buffalostate.edu

Childhood Education B.S.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Science, Social Work 

Credential Opportunity: Diploma to Degree
Location: Buffalo, NY
Institution(s): Buffalo State College

Graduates of Humber's General Arts and Science University Transfer Certificate program are invited to apply to continue their studies for the Bachelor of Science, with specialization in Social Work at Buffalo State College.  Graduates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5  in order to be eligible to recieve a maximum of 34 credits towards a four-year Bachelor of Science.

For formal admission to the Social Work program, students must have successfully completed at least 45 credit hours, which must include CWP 101 - College Writing I, CWP 102 - College Writing II, BIO 101 - Human Biology (or equivalent) and the math competency requirement. 

A minimum of 120 credit hours are required to earn a Bachelor's degree.

For further information, contact:

admissions@buffalostate.edu

Social Work B.S.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Program Contact(s)

Humber North Campus

Leah K. Zeidler, Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 72174
leah.zeidler@humber.ca

 

Humber Lakeshore Campus

Barbara Morris, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 73280
barbara.morris@humber.ca

liberalarts.humber.ca

Admissions

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
international@humber.ca

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,908.29$7,125.50
Tuition$1,457.84$6,675.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,908.29$7,125.50
Tuition$1,457.84$6,675.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Our Program

If your goal is degree-level studies at Humber or at a university, Humber’s General Arts and Science – University Transfer certificate program is designed for you.

This foundational program will give you the tools you need to move forward along your educational path. It will help you:

  • build important academic skills
  • improve your academic standing
  • gain admission to degree-level study at Humber and at many universities
  • earn transferrable credit for future diploma and degree-level study.

In your first semester, you will take courses focused on critical thinking and writing skills, social sciences, literature, and math. You will have an opportunity to use online learning too, as some of our courses blend classroom and online experience. Based on your success in first semester, your second semester courses will allow you to explore a variety of different fields in the humanities and social sciences – and you will earn transfer credits along the way.

Our program will help you improve your academic standing and open the doors to diploma and degree programs at Humber or other institutions, such as the University of Guelph-Humber, York University, Lakehead University or Bishop’s University. If your sights are set on the University of Toronto, check out our General Arts and Science – University Transfer diploma program. You decide. And we’ll support you along the way, offering academic advice and individual attention complemented by small class sizes and engaged, up-to-date professors. This program provides the perfect environment for you to learn about your choices and possibilities as you move into higher postsecondary studies.

You may choose to apply to a degree program after second semester* or open more doors for yourself and earn even more transfer credits by continuing to the second year of the program. Refer to the General Arts and Science – University Transfer diploma program.

*Visit humber.ca/transferoptions for the list of institutions that accept students from a two-semester certificate program.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Develop, through general knowledge gained in a wide range of subjects, insight into both self and society.
  • Develop flexibility and clarity of thought and expression in order to develop communications competence to a level required by business and industry.
  • Understand and utilize critical thinking processes and problem solving techniques.
  • Examine and evaluate various aspects of our changing society to assist in developing a sense of personal and social responsibility as a citizen in society.
  • Employ basic vocational skills drawn from the areas of the Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences of Vocational Studies (Business, Technology).


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