New Programs

Bachelor of Arts in History with an Orientation to a Master of Arts in History (OMAH)

OMAH is a 5-year program that guarantees admission to the Master of Arts in History, provided you complete your degree, including the OMAH-specific courses, with a minimum 75% on your last 10 full course equivalents. The guarantee is for the September immediately following completion of your History degree.

OMAH students receive a high-impact and exclusive degree in a small class setting. You will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty while studying in all the major areas of the History program, participating in the History Society and taking part in an experiential learning course, community or international placement or research assistantship.

You graduate as a Master of Arts in History, a credential that will prepare you for exciting careers or other graduate programs in transitional justice, conflict studies/state violence, history, law, politics, gender and environmental studies.

Foundations Pathway

The Foundations Pathway is a new initiative that supports the transition from high school to university. Students will have an opportunity to take a specialized set of courses that inspire curiosity and provide an open dialogue for discovery. This program is intended for students who are determined to earn a university education but have faced challenges in an academic environment.

The program admits a limited number of students applying directly from high school who have fallen short of the 70% admission average. The Foundations Pathway is available only to applicants eligible for admission consideration to a BA or BSc program based on the program they applied to. Applicants may also be eligible for admission consideration by way of an alternate offer of admission.  If a student does not meet the admission requirements or admission averages for the non BA or BSc program that they applied to, they will automatically be considered for an alternative BA or BSc program through the Foundations Pathway if their average falls short of 70%.

In first year, students take a reduced course load and receive support from a team focused on teaching the skills required to thrive in an arts or science degree. Upon successful completion of the Foundations Pathway, students will have earned up to 24 credits towards a university degree. This strong foundation will provide tools and strategies that ensure continued academic success at Nipissing and offer Foundations Pathway students an easy transition directly into the second year of a qualifying degree program.

The Nipissing Promise

The first initiative of its kind in an Ontario university, our promise further enhances Nipissing’s focus on our students’ success.

The current rate of employment for Nipissing graduates is already above the provincial average, but our promise further demonstrates the University’s confidence in the quality of programming, teaching and career development. If you can’t find a job following graduation, Nipissing invites you to return for another year, tuition-free for up to 30 additional credits if you have not secured career-related employment 6 months after completing your undergraduate degree.

Terms and conditions apply. For further details, visit the Nipissing website.

Program Changes

Bachelor of Business Administration

Applicants are no longer required to choose a stream when they apply. Students will choose 1 of the following 6 streams at the end of first year.

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Leadership
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Marketing

Admission Updates

Bachelor of Business Administration

You will be required to present two 4U Math courses for admission consideration. If you do not have two 4U Math courses, you will still be eligible for admission consideration; however, students admitted without two 4U Math courses will be required to complete MATH 1911 and/or MATH 1912 in their first year.

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

The minimum average for admission consideration to Criminal Justice is 70%.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

A change was made to the prerequisites for the Bachelor of Science in Psychology program. You must present ENG4U; one 4U Math; 1 of Biology, Chemistry or Physics, plus 3 additional 4U/4M courses.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Nipissing will consider both SL and HL courses with a 5 or better for possible transfer credit. You will no longer be required to complete the IB diploma in order to be considered for transfer credit. All individual courses will be considered. If you complete the IB diploma, you may be eligible to receive up to 30 transfer credits (1 year).