High School Graduates
Deciding whether or not to pursue a university degree is one of life’s biggest decisions. Whether you are concerned about your grades or unsure about online learning, we are here to help you discover your pathway to higher education.
If you've graduated from secondary education but aren't sure what area you want to study or aren't ready for full-time university, The Chang School offers degree-credit courses that can be used to ladder up to a degree.
With certificates that can be fully or partially completed online, you may be able to use part or all of the credits towards your degree.
Part-Time Degree Programs
Pathway to Degree Programs
Certificates that ladder up to a degree include:
Business Management (fully online)
Computer Programming Applications
Data Analytics, Big Data and Predictive Analytics (Fulfills partial admission requirements for the MSc program in Data Science and Analytics) (fully online)
Health Services Management (fully online)
Image Arts (with specializations in Film Studies or Photography Studies)
Information Systems Management (fully online)
Occupational Health and Safety (fully online) and Advanced Safety Management (fully online) combined with Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Leadership (fully online)
Public Administration and Governance (fully online)
Public Administration and Governance, Advanced (fully online)
Social Sciences and Humanities Foundations
Degree Credit Courses
How to Tell If a Course Is Degree Credit
You can search for degree credit as well as certificate and degree credit courses using our Course Search tool. Select “Degree Credit” or “Certificate and Degree Credit” in the Course Category dropdown menu.
Each course description page lists the Credit Type under the course title. Look for courses that say Degree Credit.
Chang School course codes are the same as those listed in your Ryerson undergraduate program curriculum, with a ‘C’ added in front of the undergraduate course code.
For more information, visit How to Enrol in a Course.
Note: Not all Chang School courses are accepted for credit towards their Ryerson counterparts. Please follow up with the appropriate faculty for more information.
Taking an online course or certificate program does not guarantee your admission to a Ryerson undergraduate degree program. Learn more about Admission Requirements.
If you’re lacking subject prerequisite requirements for getting into a Ryerson degree or certificate program, find out more about our Academic Bridging Courses (ABCs).
See Important Dates for enrolment deadlines for each term.
For any questions related to admissions, please refer to the Service Hub.
Need more information? Contact our Academic Advisor, Dave Dalrymple at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up for a virtual drop-in session. Sessions will take place from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. every Thursday.