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General Arts and Science - University Transfer (Certificate)

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Program Code: 09191 Credential: Ontario College Certificate Program Length: 2 semesters Delivery Mode (Fall 2020)  : Online Current Students can view program and course details at Current Student Resources  
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Program Overview

Humber’s General Arts and Science – University Transfer certificate program is a foundational program that will provide you with the academic skills you need to achieve your goal of completing degree-level studies at Humber and earn transfer credits along the way. In addition, it will help you to take the next step along your educational path by allowing you to:

  • improve your academic standing
  • gain admission to degree-level studies at Humber and with several university partners
  • earn transferrable credits for future diploma and degree-level study

Our program will help you open the doors to diploma and degree programs at Humber College or other institutions such as the University of Guelph-Humber, York University or Bishop’s University. We will support you along the way through our focus on academic advising, smaller classes and engaged professors. The program provides the perfect environment for you to learn about your choices and possibilities as you move on to further postsecondary studies.

You may choose to apply to a degree program after completing your certificate or you can open more doors for yourself and earn even more transfer credits by continuing your studies in the General Arts and Science – University Transfer diploma program.

This program is not available to international applicants.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Fall semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.


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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 or Vocational Studies (Business, Technology).


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Your Career

You will build key foundational skills in communication, critical thinking and teamwork as you focus your studies in areas such as mathematics, writing, philosophy, literature, sociology and history that will help you to launch your academic career at the diploma or degree levels.

Student Can Choose A Unique Sustainability Specialization Pathway

This is a unique pathway offers students an opportunity to specialize in Sustainable studies and supports students interest in the environment, local, national and world issues, and more. For more information visit our Sustainability Specialization Pathway page, attend an information session, or email us at GreenPaths@Humber.ca

Unique Pathways

Humber’s unique Sustainability Specialization pathway builds on our existing successful pathway programs; the College Transfer certificateUniversity Transfer diploma, and the University Transfer certificate programs. This new specialization will enable students to learn about challenges related to our environment, issues impacting our world and sustainability and core subjects related to sustainability of our planet. Through this specialization pathway, you will be able to explore future educational, and career pathways in sustainability.

Experiential Learning

You will participate in field trips, hear from industry guest speakers, gain from eco and green leadership activities and tackle the tough topics impacting our world today, and tomorrow.

This specialization also engages you in program requirements such as English, mathematics, sociology, and communication skills that are essential for academic success in your future studies at the diploma or degree levels.


Student Testimonials

emily

Emily talks about how the program helps students improve skills such as analytical skills and essay writing, particularly students with limited experience or preparation for post-secondary education.

Erica

Erica describes her academic challenges in high school and how the General Arts and Science Pathway program at Humber College helped her to achieve academic success and prepare her for University.

Nelson

Nelson shares how the variety of courses in the General Arts and Science Program at Humber College helps students who are unsure, make a decision on which program they may want to pursue as well as guide their career paths.

Yaz

Yaz explains that the Pathways Program at Humber College has given her a well-rounded experience, where she has made new friends and was able to realize her full potential.

“After more than six years of working jobs that didn't challenge or excite me, I finally feel that I have a purpose. If you're struggling to find a path, the Humber General Arts and Science program can help you find your purpose.”

Cameron, Graduate


Featured Alumna & Alumni

Marcia Brown

Marcia Brown
Liberal Arts and Sciences, 1987; Early Childhood Education, 2006
Founder and Executive Director, Trust 15

Marcia Brown is the Executive Director and Founder of Trust 15, a youth community support organization in her home community of Rexdale. Trained as an educator, Brown built Trust 15 by canvassing her neighbourhood with flyers and creating an after-school program for 15 girls at a local community church. Today, as head of the organization, she provides critical mentoring opportunities to hundreds of boys and girls and their families. Brown is celebrated and awarded as a community leader, activist and enabler, and is a resilient advocate for youth in need of self-confidence and self-esteem.

Jamil Jivani

Jamil Jivani
General Arts and Science, 2006
Activist and Author

Jamil Jivani is a lawyer, activist, professor and author, whose work centres on issues impacting youth, and low-income families. He founded the Citizen Empowerment Project to empower underrepresented communities to engage with national legal and policy issues such as police carding and voter turnout. A Yale Law graduate, he was named the 2015 Young Lawyer of the Year by the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers. In 2018, Jivani authored Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity, a critically acclaimed book recounting his experiences and using them to open discussions around finding a solution to these issues.


Humber Also Offers:

An opportunity to specialize in Sustainability studies. This is a unique pathway at Humber and supports students interest in the environment, local, national and world issues, and more. For more information visit our Sustainability Specialization Pathway page, attend an information session, or email us at GreenPaths@Humber.ca

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Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2020 North Closed Not Available
September 2020 Lakeshore Closed Not Available
January 2021 North Open Not Available

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Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    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

    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

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1, 2, 3, 4

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Intel i5 Intel i5
OS Windows 7-10, Mac OS 10.10-15 Windows 7-10, Mac OS 10.10-15
Memory 8GB of RAM Expandable to 16 GB
Storage 250 GB storage space Solid State Drive (SSD) preferable
Monitor 1024 x 768 display, 13 inches 1024 x 768 display, 13 inches
Other USB3 ports, Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac Built-in Ethernet port and a USBc port

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

April-Dawn Blackwell, associate dean
416.675.6622 ext. 74602

Please contact us for more information at gas@humber.ca.

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,740.64
  • international: N/A

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Bachelor of Science (BSc) - Social Work

Graduates of Humber's General Arts and Science - University Transfer one-year certificate program are invited to apply to continue their studies at the State University of New York - Buffalo State College. Graduates must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and 45 earned credit hours to be considered for advanced standing in the Bachelor of Science, Social Work program. Humber graduates will be given the opportunity to complete all program requirements in approximately four semesters of full-time study (15 credit hours per semester).

For more information, please contact:

admissions@buffalostate.edu

Bachelor of Science (BSc) Business Administration

Graduates of Humber's General Arts and Science - University Transfer one-year certificate program are invited to apply to continue their studies at the State University of New York - Buffalo State College. Graduates must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and "C" or better in Math courses to be considered for advanced standing in the Bachelor of Science, Business Administration program. Humber graduates will be given the opportunity to complete all program requirements in approximately four semesters of full-time study (15 credit hours per semester).

For more information, please contact:

admissions@buffalostate.edu

Bachelor of Science Early Childhood and Childhood Education (Elementary Education)

Graduates of Humber's General Arts and Science - University Transfer one-year certificate program are invited to apply to continue their studies at the State University of New York - Buffalo State College. Graduates must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and SAT/ACT/GRE/MAT scores (exam waivers may be applied) to be considered for advanced standing in the Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood and Childhood Education (Elementary Education) program. Humber graduates will be given the opportunity to complete all program requirements in approximately four semesters of full-time study (15 credit hours per semester).

For more information, please contact:

admissions@buffalostate.edu

Bachelor of Arts Humanities/Social Science

Humber and Bishop's University have partnered to facilitate a transfer opportunity in which graduates of Humber's General Arts and Science Certificate with the appropriate prerequisite qualifications and grades are eligible for advanced standing into Bishop's Bachelor of Arts, Humanities/Social Science program.

Applicants may be eligible for:

  • 15 transfer credits if they have achieved a GPA of 70-79.9%
  • 30 transfer credits if they have achieved a GPA of 80% or greater

For further information, see http://www.ubishops.ca/future-current-students/admission-process/college-transfer-students/ or contact

Sophie Mailhot, 
Admissions Officer, 
smailhot@ubishops.ca, ext. 2096

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.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

April-Dawn Blackwell, associate dean
416.675.6622 ext. 74602

Please contact us for more information at gas@humber.ca.

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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