Industry and Careers
A wide range of professions and industries require the foundational skills of critical thinking, problem-solving, research, and writing that the social sciences and humanities provide. Those who have acquired these creative, analytical, and communication skills are better able to shift across a changing employment landscape as well as upward within their profession.
Who Should Take This Certificate?
- Individuals who are interested in exploring degree-credit courses in social sciences and humanities before formally applying to university
- Individuals who are looking to strengthen their application to a full-time undergraduate degree program
What Will You Learn?
The certificate courses are drawn from the first-year foundation of Ryerson’s Faculty of Arts undergraduate programs.
The required courses will help you develop and enhance your skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, research, writing, and presenting your ideas.
Elective courses cover a wide range of topics in the social sciences and humanities, allowing you to explore specific areas that interest you that you may want to pursue academically or professionally.
- 2 required courses: CSSH 105 and CSSH 205
- 4 electives: 2 in Group A - Humanities and 2 in Group B - Social Sciences*
- Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 1.67+
*Students may select a course in Arabic (CARB), American Sign Language (CASL), Chinese (CCHN), French (CFRE), or Spanish (CSPN) as part of the Electives - Humanities category. However, an online placement test is required; visit the Department’s website for details.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
- With 6 Grade 12 U or M credits
- Mature student status
Note: If you do not meet the above stated admission criteria, you must complete CENG 110 (from Electives - Group A: Humanities) as one of your four electives.
Awards and Financial Aid
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