Customize your degree

Did you know you can build skills in a specialized area of study by adding a certificate to your degree? Certificates are a great way for students to explore topics that interest them within a small number of credit hours (certificates start at 9 credit hours). Upon successful completion of a certificate students will receive a notation on their transcript, attesting to their focused study, knowledge and skills. 


  • Although in most cases a student will complete a certificate alongside their degree requirements, some certificates do not require concurrent enrolment in an undergraduate or graduate program.
  • Certificates vary in their learning structure and requirements. While some are course-based, many offer research, practicum and interdisciplinary learning components, ensuring students gain hands-on experience.
  • Ideal for non-traditional students seeking flexible options.
  • In some programs, certificates may also be used for laddering (certificate-diploma-degree) or as a recognition of mid-degree achievement.

For more information and to see current certificate offerings, visit the Academic Calendar and view the list in the right-hand navigation

Graduate certificates

For information about graduate certificates, contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

College of Continuing Education certificates

For information about continuing education (non-credit) certificates, contact the College of Continuing Education.