II. The University
Founded in 2002, the University of Guelph-Humber builds on the combined strengths of the University of Guelph and the Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (Humber). The University offers a curriculum that provides the advanced theoretical education of a university degree integrated with the professional knowledge of a college diploma.
Guelph-Humber programs have been designed to meet the emerging demands of employers for strategic skills including critical thinking, computer expertise and leadership. All programs at the University lead to an honours degree which is awarded by the University of Guelph and a college diploma which is awarded by Humber. Students may pursue studies in undergraduate programs including: Business Administration, Media Studies, Justice Studies, Computing, Early Childhood, and Family and Community Social Services or psychology.
Enrolment at the University is currently at 2,300 students. The University will grow to a steady-state enrolment of 3,000 students in the near future. Responsible growth has allowed the University to offer small class and lab sizes to students in all programs at all year levels. The University has a number of international students and students who hail from across Canada, but Guelph-Humber is primarily a commuter campus, with the majority of students coming from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).