XI. Special Study Opportunities

Certificates and Diplomas

The University offers certificate and diploma programs in Applied Statistics, Business, Communication Process, Environmental Citizenship, Environmental Conservation, Food Science, Hospitality Studies, Leadership, Organic Agriculture, Public Policy and Administration and Scottish Studies. These programs are designed for those who want to develop or upgrade skills in one of these areas without necessarily proceeding towards a three or four year degree program. These programs may be completed on a part-time basis over a period of time.

Students currently registered in a degree program or intending to transfer into a degree program should note double-counting regulations. Up to 50% of the requirements for a degree-credit certificate/diploma may be applied toward a major, minor or area of emphasis. The remaining 50% of the certificate/diploma requirements may be applied to electives provided the specific courses in the certificate/diploma meet degree program requirements. For more information on double-counting regulations, undergraduate students should consult with the Program Counsellor for the degree program they seek to complete. Note that the Certificate in Leadership is exempt from this restriction.

For more information on the certificates, please consult with the Open Learning program Counsellor at Open Learning and Educational Support (ext. 56050).

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