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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. 

Degree Options

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

Flexible and part-time degree programs include:
Early Childhood Studies BA (fully online)
Nursing BScN (fully online)
Computer Science BSc (Honours)
Public Administration and Governance BA (Honours)

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)
Graphic Communications
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.

Course Codes

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 example, Ryerson University’s ACC 100 – Introductory Financial Accounting is CACC 100 – Introductory Financial Accounting when taken through The Chang School.

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.

Admission Requirements

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.

Contact Us

Need more information? Contact our Academic Advisor, Dave Dalrymple at ceadvisor@ryerson.ca or sign up for a virtual drop-in session. Sessions will take place from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. every Thursday.

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