Programs Requiring Prior University Study

You must complete university study before you can apply to the following programs.

To find programs that require you to complete college study before you can apply, view Collaborative University and College Programs.

124 Prior Study Programs

Artist Diploma in Performance (1-Year Program)

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

The 1-Year Artist Diploma program is offered to students who have previously completed a Bachelor of Music Degree or its equivalent. Applicants must also demonstrate a performance level of at least a Conservatory Associate standard, and show evidence of exceptional performance ability.

New applicants to the 1-Year Artist Diploma program who are new to Western University should email the Recruitment Officer, Sasha Gorbasew, before applying.

Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours Applied Computing)

University of Windsor

Undergraduate

Applicants must possess a university degree from an accredited university and prerequisites are required.

Business Administration

Western University

Undergraduate

Two years of university study and prerequisites are required. Demonstrated leadership in extracurricular activities, community involvement and work experience are also important parts of the application.

The Ivey Honours Business Administration (HBA) Program is a 2+2 program, which means you can study in any faculty at Western or another recognized university for your first 2 years, followed by 2 years of concentrated business study at Ivey. No other undergraduate business program provides you with the opportunity to explore as many different career paths as the Ivey Honours Business Administration (HBA).

Several combined degree options between Ivey and other faculties at Western are also available for you to explore.

You can apply for conditional admission to Ivey during your last year of high school as part of the Ivey Advanced Entry Opportunity (AEO) or apply from university.

Learn more about applying to Ivey from high school.

View Ivey HBA videos, brochures and downloads.

Business Administration

Queen's University

Graduate

Queen’s University's Smith School of Business is one of the world’s premier business schools, with a faculty renowned for their business experience and academic credentials. We have earned international recognition for our innovative approach to business education.

Admission requirements: Successful completion of an undergraduate degree program and minimum GPA, references, GMAT or GRE.

Canon Law

University of Ottawa – Saint Paul University

Professional

The study of canon law mainly consists of the study of the Code of Canon Law. A number of disciplines are related to this subject: Theology of canon law, philosophy of law, fundamental concepts of Roman law, elements of civil law, history of the fundamental canonical structures of canon law, history of the sources of canon law, the relationship between the Church and civil society, and canonical administrative and judicial practice. We also offer an introduction to the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches, and the study of Latin, as well as optional courses, exercises and seminars.

Offered by the Faculty of Canon Law, the ecclesiastical programs in Canon Law also allow students to receive civil degrees, such as the Graduate Diploma in Canon Law, Graduate Diploma in Canonical Practice or Graduate Diploma in Ecclesiastical Administration, and the Master's in Canon Law.

Certificate in Carillon Studies

Carleton University

Undergraduate

Carleton University has long been among Canada’s leading centres for scholarship on Canadian cultural heritage. SSAC/Music’s new “Certificate in Carillon Studies” opens a new performance-studies option to both Canadian and International music students, and contributes to the continuing recognition of the cultural and historical significance of Canada’s national carillon on Parliament Hill.

Students interested in applying for admission to this program should email James McGowan, Supervisor of Performance Studies for further information.

Certificate in Digital Communication: Social Media & Virtual Worlds

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

The Certificate in Digital Communication (CDC) helps students understand the best practices of social media, virtual worlds and emerging forms of online communication. Based on practical explorations of media theory, this program is ideal for students who want to pursue a career in digital communications. It's also geared towards students who want to augment their professional or academic pursuits with a powerful set of tools and competencies that include the following:
  • - principles and production of social media, digital media and virtual worlds
  • - online information and organization
  • - creating and overseeing digital content
  • - theoretical and practical application of virtual worlds and simulated spaces
  • - producing and managing online communities
  • - gaming, social networking, social movements, search engines, graphic design, digital imaging and website design

The Certificate in Digital Communication is open to any student who is currently completing an undergraduate degree at Western. The Certificate may be combined with any module/program and students across all disciplines are invited to apply.

Certificate in Ethics

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

The Certificate in Ethics is a program of study that may be completed in conjunction with any module in Philosophy (with the exception of a Minor in Ethics). The Certificate, offered through Western University, Department of Philosophy, is being offered as a response to a wide and growing interest in the ethical dimensions of professional and public life.

The purpose of this program is to enable participants to strengthen and develop their understanding of ethics so as to enhance their ability to recognize and respond to ethical issues in a wide variety of social settings.

The Certificate in Ethics will educate students in the essential concepts, central issues, history and methodologies of ethical reasoning. The program also emphasizes the development of critical thinking skills, writing skills and verbal skills.

The Certificate in Ethics is a program of study that may be completed while pursuing an undergraduate degree at Western.

Certificate in Intercultural Communication for Arabic

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

Certificate in Intercultural Communications: Available for Arabic, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

Make yourself an active part of the global experience. A Certificate in Intercultural Communications will improve your skills to communicate and connect, whether you work in a multicultural team, support a community project or participate in a global network.

Gain these skills with the Intercultural Course modules:

  • - Cross-cultural collaboration
  • - Intercultural awareness
  • - Creative multicultural problem-solving
  • - Cultural humility and intercultural competence

Certificate in Intercultural Communication for German

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

Certificate in Intercultural Communications: Available for Arabic, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

Make yourself an active part of the global experience. A Certificate in Intercultural Communications will improve your skills to communicate and connect, whether you work in a multicultural team, support a community project or participate in a global network.

Gain these skills with the Intercultural Course modules:

  • - Cross-cultural collaboration
  • - Intercultural awareness
  • - Creative multicultural problem-solving
  • - Cultural humility and intercultural competence

Certificate in Intercultural Communication for Italian

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

Certificate in Intercultural Communications: Available for Arabic, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

Make yourself an active part of the global experience. A Certificate in Intercultural Communications will improve your skills to communicate and connect, whether you work in a multicultural team, support a community project or participate in a global network.

Gain these skills with the Intercultural Course modules:

  • - Cross-cultural collaboration
  • - Intercultural awareness
  • - Creative multicultural problem-solving
  • - Cultural humility and intercultural competence

Certificate in Intercultural Communication for Japanese

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

Certificate in Intercultural Communications: Available for Arabic, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

Make yourself an active part of the global experience. A Certificate in Intercultural Communications will improve your skills to communicate and connect, whether you work in a multicultural team, support a community project or participate in a global network.

Gain these skills with the Intercultural Course modules:

  • - Cross-cultural collaboration
  • - Intercultural awareness
  • - Creative multicultural problem-solving
  • - Cultural humility and intercultural competence

Certificate in Intercultural Communication for Spanish

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

Certificate in Intercultural Communications: Available for Arabic, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

Make yourself an active part of the global experience. A Certificate in Intercultural Communications will improve your skills to communicate and connect, whether you work in a multicultural team, support a community project or participate in a global network.

Gain these skills with the Intercultural Course modules:

  • - Cross-cultural collaboration
  • - Intercultural awareness
  • - Creative multicultural problem-solving
  • - Cultural humility and intercultural competence

Certificate in Practical German

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

Begin your German studies in first year with German 1030 and graduate with a Practical Certificate in German (3.0 courses).

Become proficient in one of the most important languages of the European union through 3 streamlined full-year language and culture courses that you can compliment with optional half-courses in conversation, business German, translation or culture. The Practical Certificate in German will be an asset to careers in business, science, including environmental science, and the arts.

Certificate in Practical Italian

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

Develop a proficiency in the language and complement your major in another subject. The certificate, open to all undergraduate students, strengthens applications of a student who intends to pursue careers or graduate study in areas where another language would be useful.

Certificate in Practical Spanish

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

Develop a proficiency in Spanish and complement your major in another subject. The certificate, open to all undergraduate students, strengthens applications of a student who intends to pursue careers or graduate study in areas where Spanish is useful.

Certificate in Professional Communication

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

Open to all students at the University, the Certificate in Professional Communication aims to develop students' writing abilities in workplace writing genres. All program courses may be credited toward other undergraduate programs. Any undergraduate student may apply for admission, subject to prerequisites and general university entrance requirements.

Certificate in Professional Writing

Carleton University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

The Certificate in Professional Writing is designed to be taken concurrently with an honours undergraduate degree in English or Applied Language and Discourse Studies, or any other bachelor degree program where a student has second year standing and a CGPA of 7.5 or higher.

To be eligible for admission, applicants must present a statement of purpose and a sample of their academic or professional writing, and have the permission of the Professional Writing Program.

Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language

Carleton University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

The CTESL program, offered by Carleton’s School of Linguistics and Language Studies, is 1 of Canada’s oldest and best-known TESL programs. The CTESL program includes courses in theory and methodology, as well as a practicum that includes opportunities for classroom observation and supervised teaching in a variety of settings.

With the proper course selection, the program may be taken simultaneously with the 4-year Honours program in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, or with other majors, allowing you to graduate with both a degree and a certificate at the same time. You can also pursue this program as a post-degree certificate.

The CTESL program concentrates on teaching English to adults, either in Canada or abroad. It is widely recognized in Canada as a qualification to teach ESL at the postsecondary level in private language schools, colleges and universities. Overseas, it can lead to teaching positions at the elementary and secondary school levels, as well as at the adult level.

Certificate in Theatre Arts

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

The Certificate in Theatre Arts provides training in drama and theatrical performance that meets the requirements for Drama as a teachable subject in the Faculty of Education.

In addition to 2.0 courses that study drama as a literary genre, the Certificate requires participation as a member of either the cast or crew for the Department of English and Writing Studies' Annual Fall Theatre Production (English 2041F/G), 0.5 course in Canadian drama with an emphasis on performance and pedagogy (English 3776F/G), and two 0.5-credit summer courses offered in partnership with and on the campus of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Theatre Studies 3206F/G and Theatre Studies 3207F/G).

Certificate in Writing

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

Open to all students in the University, the Certificate Program in Writing aims to develop students' general writing ability. All program courses may be credited toward other undergraduate programs. Any undergraduate student may apply for admission, subject to prerequisites and general university entrance requirements.

Compressed Nursing

Trent University

Undergraduate

Accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, Trent's BScN offers aspiring nurses the option of pursuing either a collaborative or compressed degree with an emphasis on a holistic approach to healthcare, spanning a variety of nursing contexts.

Learn at Trent's state-of-the-art Life and Health Sciences facility, home to simulation labs that include the leading-edge Clinical Simulation Learning Centre, a maternal/child and community care simulation space. Develop a strong understanding of social justice and political advocacy in the health care environment by choosing courses with topics ranging from aging to mental health, Indigenous communities, and rural and women's health.

The compressed 28-month BScN degree is a fast-track program for students who have completed at least 2 years of an undergraduate degree.

Conflict Studies

University of Ottawa – Saint Paul University

Graduate

Saint Paul University offers programs leading to a Master of Arts (MA) in Conflict Studies, which is conferred jointly by the Senates of Saint Paul University and the University of Ottawa.

The focus of the program is on the ethnic and religious identity distinctions that characterize many deep-rooted conflicts. The program explores the meaning of and generates processes for reconciliation, healing and structural change. It combines a social science orientation common to Conflict Studies programs with a philosophical, ethical and theological orientation.

Counselling and Spirituality

University of Ottawa – Saint Paul University

Professional

The Faculty of Human Sciences at Saint Paul University offers programs leading to a Graduate Diploma in Couple Counselling and Spirituality, a Graduate Diploma in Supportive Care and Spirituality in Palliation, and a Master of Arts (MA) in Counselling and Spirituality, all conferred jointly by the Senates of Saint Paul University and of the University of Ottawa, with which Saint Paul is federated.

The objective of these programs is to train specialists to counsel and guide couples or individuals with regard to their values and their spirituality, as well as both their individual and couple dynamics.

Creative Writing

York University

Undergraduate

This program is intended for students with 1 year of undergraduate studies since it is not a direct-entry program from high school. You may apply after completing your first 48 credits and before completing your first 78 credits by presenting a portfolio containing work in both poetry and prose fiction, as evidence of writing experience.