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Certificates &
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Anthrozoology

Certificate Direct Entry

The field of anthrozoology is an exciting, rapidly growing field of scientific inquiry focusing on humans’ individual and collective relationships with, and attitudes toward, animals. Widely interdisciplinary, anthroozologists study a range of areas, such as pet-keeping, farming, animal research, conservation, zoos, animals in sports, vegetarianism, companion animals, and others.


Sample Courses: Animals and Humans in Society, Animals for Sports and Entertainment, Animals and the Law, Anthrozoology Capstone

Admission requirements


Minimum admission requirements for undergraduate degrees

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • Articulate, and elaborate on the different historical and contemporary roles and paradoxical relationships that non-human animals (“animals”) have in that human world;
  • Critically examine historical and contemporary issues in anthrozoological research by presenting facts, proposing hypotheses, and evaluating perspectives, both written and orally.
  • Analyze philosophical and practical differences that exist between animals and humans as a result of different contexts, such as religion, culture, gender, demographics.

Career Tracks

  • Employment opportunities in zoos, aquariums, animal shelters and nature centers
  • Animal training
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Animal welfare

Certificate in Applied Information Technology

Certificate Direct Entry

The Certificate in Applied Information Technology (C.A.I.T.) is offered by the School of Computer Science at the University of Windsor consisting of eight courses that provide graduates of the program with skills to help assess a company’s, or their own I.T. needs, and apply current I.T. to meet those needs in a secure and ethical manner.


Sample Courses: Computer Concepts for End-Users, Programming for Beginners, Introduction to the Internet, Problem Solving and Information on the Internet

Admission requirements


Minimum admission requirements for undergraduate degrees

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • Describe hardware and software components of computer systems, the software development life cycle.
  • Explain underlying technologies of Internet, social media and mobile applications.
  • Formulate strategies for using social media, mobile technologies, and web technologies to meet clients’ requirements.

Career Tracks

  • Computer Programmer
  • Web Developer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Software Systems Developer

Certificate in Arts Management

Certificate Direct Entry

The Certificate in Arts Management is designed to give students an introduction to the management of arts organizations while providing these groups the opportunity to begin the training of their next generation of executives.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Business, Principles of Financial Accounting, Principles of Marketing, Principles and Practices of Arts Management I

Admission requirements


Minimum admission requirements for undergraduate degrees (a minimum 70% average of six Grade 12 U/M courses, including ENG4U).

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • Financial management
  • Marketing and publicity
  • Management and supervision
  • Computer applications and disciplinary structures
  • Includes two internships with arts organizations

Career Tracks

  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Box Office Managers
  • Group Sales
  • Publicity and Operations Coordinators

Biological Conservation

Certificate Degree Add-on

Through our Biological Conservation certificate, you can enhance Your degree in addition to minors that are available from most programs across campus. This Certificate will provide you with the technical and soft skills that employers are seeking, making you more marketable.


Sample Courses: Ecology, Evolution, Conversation Biology

Admission requirements


Open only to students currently enrolled in a degree program, are in good academic standing in their program, and meet the admission requirements for Faculty of Science programs.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • Conduct, review, and evaluate scientific research on topics related to ecology, evolution, and conservation biology.
  • Explain and assess biological conservation issues to taxa that are important at a local, national, and international scale, including plants, insects, birds, and fish.
  • Collaborate to solve problems in practical and laboratory settings.

Career Tracks

  • Conservation Scientist
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Biological Technician

Certificate in Border Management and International Trade

Certificate Degree Add-on

The Certificate Program in Border Management and International Trade bridges the traditional disciplines and creates a distinctive learning environment that aims to address emerging trends in the global economy. Border management refers both to the execution of customs, security and immigration functions by government agencies and to the administration of customs and other trade compliance, cross-border supply chains security and cross-border movement of personnel by private sector firms. Career paths in Border Management and International Trade include service in border related government agencies; international trade professionals such as customs brokers/managers and freight forwarders; logistics analysts and managers, storage and distribution managers, supply chain managers and supply chain security specialists; and international sales and marketing managers. The skills acquired in this program will also help owners and managers of small and medium sized firms expand their markets across international borders. In addition to the University of Windsor’s certificate, the program leads to professional certification by the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) including a Level I Certificate (4 courses), Level II Certificate (8 courses) and the Certified International Trade Professional (8 courses plus one year of experience.) For details on FITT certification go to www.fitt.ca/home


Sample Courses: The Global Business Environment and Intercultural Aspects of Integrative Trade, Evolution, Conversation Biology, International Trade Law, Policy and the Political Environment, Supply Chain and Border Management, International Business Development, Operations and Planning

Admission requirements


Students must demonstrate level of competency aligned with course/program learning outcomes on a pass/fail grade in accordance with relevant rubrics.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • To explore an overview of the role of border agencies and the principles of border management.
  • Practical implications of cross-border trade from various stakeholders’ perspectives, including government, business professionals, and entrepreneurs.
  • Develop technical and systems knowledge pertaining to transportation modes, distribution, and logistics.

Career Tracks

  • Security and facilitation of travellers and migrants
  • Border risk assessment
  • Big data analysis
  • Trade/commercial facilitation and compliance
  • Revenue collection
  • Canadian industry assistance

Certificate in Business Administration

Certificate Degree Add-on

The Odette School of Business’ Certificate in Business Administration is intended for part-time students who are interested in pursuing a career and/or education in Business. Courses are regular University credit courses and may be applied toward the Bachelor of Commerce degree. Minimum admission requirements for undergraduate degrees.


Sample Courses: ACCT-1510, ACCT-2550, MGMT-2400, FINA-2700, MKTG-1310, STEN-1000

Admission requirements


Minimum admission requirements for undergraduate degrees.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • Prepares students for a strong foundation of knowledge in business.
  • The program is composed of courses in Financial and Management Accounting, Finance, Marketing and Strategy.
  • Students have an opportunity to customize their certificate program by taking four additional business electives within areas such as, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Strategy & Entrepreneurship, and Supply Chain & Business Analytics.

Career Tracks

  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resources
  • Business Administration

Honours Certificate in Civil Engineering

Certificate Degree Add-on

The program consists of eight (8) undergraduate courses, at the 300 or 400 level, as listed in the program requirements for the BASc in Civil Engineering. Students with an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree may take a minimum of two courses at the 200 level.


Sample Courses:Masonry and Concrete Design, Finite Element For Analysis and Design, Geotechnical Engineering II, Structural Steel Design

Admission requirements


A candidate for the Honours Certificate in Civil Engineering shall hold the degree of
(i) Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.);
(ii) a four-year B.Sc. (or BCS) Science fields degree. The program can also be taken concurrently by the 3rd and 4th years University of Windsor students in Engineering and Science fields.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • Build-on, extend and integrate knowledge from a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering with a broader knowledge base for application in the Masters program or in an industry.
  • Apply new analytical tools and develop methodological approaches to solve civil engineering problems.
  • Determine the scope of a problem, obtain the information required to formulate it, and propose possible solutions.

Career Tracks

  • Structural Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Design Engineer

Honours Certificate in Electrical Engineering

Certificate Degree Add-on

The Certificate in Electrical Engineering is a 6-month program at the University of Windsor. The Faculty of Electrical and computer engineering offers this certification program which requires completion of 8 courses. The Honours Certificate Program gives a pathway to further career advancement by providing courses and a recognized route to upgrading previous academic achievements which take students to the high levels required for entry into graduate programs.


Sample Courses:Digital Communications, Digital Integrated Circuits, Automotive Electronics

Admission requirements


A candidate for the Honours Certificate in Electrical Engineering shall hold the degree of Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) or a four-year B.Sc. (or BCS) degree in Computer Science or in Physics.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • Build-on, extend and integrate knowledge from a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with a broader knowledge base for application in the Masters program or in an industry.
  • Determine the scope of a problem, obtain the information required to formulate it, and compute the parameters of interest.
  • Apply new analytical tools and develop methodological approaches to solve problems

Career Tracks

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Controls Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Design Engineer

Environmental Assessment

Certificate Degree Add-on

The certificate in Environmental Assessment provides the opportunity for students to learn fundamental written and oral communication skills using both online and face-to-face methods. The courses within this program explore various topics within environmental science ranging from Scientific Data Management to Environmental Site Assessment and much more.


Sample Courses:Communicating Science in the Wider World, Scientific Writing and Data Management

Admission requirements


Open only to students currently enrolled in a degree program, are in good academic standing in their program, and meet the admission requirements for Faculty of Science programs.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • How to explain and assess the range of public policy and social science considerations involved in environmental planning, sustainable development, and resource decision-making.
  • Conduct, review, and evaluate scientific research on topics related to environmental assessment.
  • Promote sustainability and resource management with recognition of technical challenges and implementation.

Career Tracks

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental Risk Assessment Specialist
  • Environmental Protection Specialist
  • Environmental Planner

Honours Certificate in Environmental Engineering

Certificate Degree Add-on

In this comprehensive program, you’ll get exposure to all aspects of the field — air, water, solid waste, sustainability, and more. UWindsor is home to the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, giving students the opportunity for collaboration between science and engineering. We have a low faculty-to-student ratio and the resources to set you up for success.


Sample Courses:Water Dist./Wastewater Coll., Chemical Reaction Engineering, Environmental Engineering Microbiology

Admission requirements


A candidate for the Honours Certificate in Environmental Engineering shall hold the degree of
(i) Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.);
(ii) a four-year B.Sc. (or BCS) degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Earth Sciences or related Science fields. The program can be also taken concurrently by 3rd year and 4rth year students at the University of Windsor in Engineering and Science Fields

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • Build-on, extend and integrate knowledge from a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering with a broader knowledge base for application in a Masters program or in industry.
  • Apply new analytical tools and develop methodological approaches to solve environmental problems.
  • Create novel environmental solutions to problems identified through research.

Career Tracks

  • Biological engineer
  • Consultant
  • Design engineer
  • EHS manager
  • Energy resources manager
  • Environmental engineer
  • Environmental hyeogeologist
  • Facility manager

Film & Media for Sciences

Certificate Degree Add-on

The certificate in Film and Media for the Sciences combines both, science and communication, to provide students with an in-depth understanding and exploration of the field. This program offers a capstone course which will focus on the preparation of a portfolio of communications and provide students with practical experience in the field.


Sample Courses: BIOL 1003, BIOL 1101, BIOL 1111

Admission requirements


Open only to students currently enrolled in a degree program, are in good academic standing in their program, and meet the admission requirements for Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences programs.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • Lessons, labs, group work, and writing and presentation assignments to increase literacy, numeracy and critical thinking skills.
  • An overview of major themes, concepts and issues that inform the field of Canadian communication studies.
  • How to form a critical analysis of various topics relating to science and media.

Career Tracks

  • Digital Content Producer
  • Assignment Editor
  • Social Video Producer

Geographic Information Science (GISc)

Certificate Degree Add-on

The certificate in Geographic Information Science (GISc.) requires a total of 9 courses to be satisfied within the Environmental Science/Studies areas.


Sample Courses: Cartography and Digital Mapping, Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems, Introduction to Image Processing & Remote Sensing, Geospatial Data Collection & Database Design, Spatial Modeling in GIS

Admission requirements


Open only to students currently enrolled in a degree program and in good academic standing in their program. Open to all programs. Make your electives mean something.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • Describe the impact spatial technologies have on society, industry, policy and regulation, and education and research.
  • Collect, visualize, model, and analyze various geospatial data, using various spatial technologies for database development, modeling, critical thinking, and decision-making purposes in different contexts.
  • Articulate and argue from multiple stakeholder perspectives the ethical issues related to privacy and spatial data capture through various means (ex. unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs).

Career Tracks

  • Surveyor
  • Cartographer
  • Mapping and Surveying Technician
  • GIS/RS Technician
  • Spatial Data Developer

Greenhouse Science

Certificate Degree Add-on

The certificate in Greenhouse Science provides students with a wide array of scientific topics surrounding various influences on the environment, fundamental concepts of thermodynamics, topics surrounding major climatic elements and more.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Environmental Science, Introduction to Geochemistry, Climatology, Economic Botany

Admission requirements


Open only to students currently enrolled in a degree program, are in good academic standing in their program, and meet the admission requirements for Faculty of Science programs.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • Explain and assess the ecological, climatological, and economic pressures important within the greenhouse industry at a local, national, and international scale.
  • Review and evaluate scientific work related to greenhouse crop production and related topics.
  • Explain and assess plant production challenges including external and internal greenhouse climate, nutrition, propagation techniques and pest management of invertebrate pests and diseases.

Career Tracks

  • Researcher
  • Greenhouse Technician
  • Greenhouse Manager

Honours Certificate in Industrial and Management Engineering

Certificate Degree Add-on

The University of Windsor’s one-year certificate programs are designed to help you upgrade your skills and knowledge, or start an entirely new career path altogether. The Honours Certificate Programs also provide a pathway to further career advancement by offering courses and a recognized route to upgrading previous academic attainments to the high levels required for entry into all Master of Engineering programs at the University of Windsor.


Sample Courses: Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Thermofluids, Manufacturing Process Design

Admission requirements


A candidate for the Honours Certificate in Industrial and Management Engineerings in Industrial Engineering shall hold the degree of
(i) Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.);
(ii) a four-year B.Sc. (or BCS) degree in Computer Science or in Physics, or related Science fields,
(iii) Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.), or
(iv) BHK Honours.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • Build-on, extend and integrate knowledge from a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering with a broader knowledge base for application in a Masters program or in industry.
  • Determine the scope of problems, obtain information required to formulate them, and compute the parameters of interest.
  • Apply new analytical tools and develop methodological approaches to solve problems, considering different stakeholders, human factors, systems thinking, business processes and optimal solutions considering multiple resources, goals, and constraints.

Career Tracks

  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Manufacturing Supervisor
  • Energy Efficiency Engineer

International Educator Certificate for International Baccalaureate (IB) Qualification

Certificate Degree Add-on

The IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning offers students the opportunity to examine the principles and practices associated with one of three IB programs (Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programs). This certificate program shapes pre-service, new and experienced educators into reflective practitioners and teacher researchers. This program is comprised of 4 online courses and a practical component. The practical component consists of a professional learning community (PLC) facilitated online. Thus, students can satisfy all certificate requirements fully online, from anywhere in the world!


Sample Courses: Curriculum Processes, Teaching and Learning, Assessment and Evaluation, Professional Learning, Professional Learning Community

Admission requirements


Students can be accepted as either an in-service teacher (e.g., practicing educator) or a pre-service teacher (meaning you are presently enrolled in an initial teacher training program). The admission requirements and corresponding supporting documentation will vary based on your career stage and geographic location. Students are granted admission to the program satisfy the following requirements:

1) Bachelor’s degree, AND one of the following:

2A) Have completed or are currently completing a recognized teaching qualification from any jurisdiction in the world. OR

2B) A minimum of three years of teaching experience, confirmed by a letter(s) from your employer(s).

To be admitted to the program in the Diploma Programme (DP) stream, we require a copy of your undergraduate transcripts showing 10 half credits in your chosen specialization.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • How to document and reflect on professional learning
  • Gain practice in the teaching profession
  • Obtain an understanding of school culture and school community

Career Tracks

  • The International Educator Certificate for IB Qualification program will qualify you for an IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning. This highly valued credential will help open teaching opportunities for you in the 100+ IB schools within Ontario and over 4700 schools across the globe.

Certificate in Law and Politics

Certificate Direct Entry

The Law and Politics Certificate is constructed to provide students with an academically rigorous set of courses that foster the skill sets demanded by law schools, and to provide students with an introduction to the ways in which legal studies intersect with political science, philosophy, history, women’s studies and social justice. This certificate can be completed in conjunction with a Political Science degree or any major within the Faculty of Arts and Social Science or the wider university and will be of interest to any student intending to pursue a career in law. The certificate can also be completed as a stand-alone non—degree program.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Canadian Government and Politics, Legal Process in Canada, Constitutional Law and Politics in Canada

Admission requirements


Admission requirements are the same as those for the Honours Political Science program.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • Research and investigate political issues, synthesize data and information from varying sources and present descriptive and empirical evidence to support a central thesis.
  • Confidently assert political ideas and arguments, and defend them with sound reason and logic
  • Effectively communicate ideas, arguments, and evidence through clear, concise, and coherent written work
  • Explain the rights and responsibilities associated with Canadian and global citizenship
  • Propose and evaluate alternative policy solutions to contemporary societal problems

Career Tracks

  • Lawyer
  • Legal consultant
  • Government service official
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Policy analyst
  • Graduate school

Certificate in North American Studies

Certificate Direct Entry

All classes offered as part of the North American Studies Certificate are regular University of Windsor credit classes within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. This will give visiting students the opportunity to mix with students in a variety of disciplines while taking classes with a Canadian and North American content focus.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Canadian Government and Politics, Government and Politics of the United States, Political Geography, Remaking North America: Geographic Perspectives on US-Canada Politics

Admission requirements


For domestic students: Minimum admission requirements for undergraduate degrees (a minimum 70% average of six Grade 12 U/M courses, including ENG4U).

For International/Exchange students: Successful completion of at least one year of undergraduate study at an accredited degree-granting institution and clear competence in English for academic purposes. Positive recommendation for international students from the home university (if currently enrolled elsewhere).

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • Create a better understanding of to the politics and government of Canada.
  • Explore the organization and structure of national government in the United States, with emphasis upon congressional/executive relationships, political parties, and the electoral process.
  • To navigate an examination of the most prevalent dilemmas facing the global trading system.

Career Tracks

  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Tourism Consultant

Organizational Management

Certificate Degree Add-on

The Odette School of Business’ Certificate in Organizational Management program is intended for students interested in a career in Human Resources. This certificate program is composed of eight courses in total including seven required business and management courses and one Human Resources elective. This program gives students an opportunity to complete the majority of HRPA’s coursework requirements for both the CHRP and CHRL designations. Admission requirements are the same as those for the Honours Business Administration degree.


Sample Courses: ACCT-1510, ACCT-2550, MGMT-2400, MGMT-2430

Admission requirements


Admission requirements are the same as those for the Honours Business Administration degree

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • This certificate program prepares students for a strong foundation of knowledge in the area of Human Resources.
  • The program is composed of courses in Financial and Management Accounting, Organizational Behaviour, Labour Relations, Human Resources Management and Human Resources Planning. Students have the ability to expand their Human Resources knowledge by taking one additional business elective in Human Resources.

Career Tracks

  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Executive Recruiter
  • Labour Relations Manager
  • Training Consultant
  • Talent Acquisition Specialist
  • Organizational Consultant
  • Health and Safety Coordinator

Post Graduate Certificate in Accounting

Certificate Degree Add-on

The Odette School of Business’ Post-Graduate Certificate in Accounting is designed for students with a post-secondary undergraduate degree who are interested in pursuing a career in Accounting. The Certificate program gives students an opportunity to complete all the required preparatory courses necessary to qualify for the Fast Track MBA- Professional Accounting Specialization or for CPA Ontario’s Professional Education Program (PEP). Students holding an undergraduate business degree from another post-secondary institution or a non-business degree that have obtained a cumulative average of 67% in the last two years of their undergraduate study are eligible for admission into this program.


Sample Courses: ECON-1100, ECON-1110, FINA-2700, FINA-2710

Admission requirements


Students entering the program must hold a baccalaureate degree from a recognized institution in any discipline, including Business, and must have obtained a cumulative average of 67% in the prior degree.
Normally this average will be calculated based on the grades achieved in the last 20 courses of that degree.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • The Odette Accounting Area offers a wide range of courses helping students develop an in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of topics in Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Auditing & Assurance, Taxation, Finance and Performance Management.

Career Tracks

  • Public Accounting
  • Private Sector Accounting
  • Accounting in industries such as, healthcare, government and academic organizations
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk
  • Bookkeeping
  • Budget Analyst

Certificate in Public Administration

Certificate Direct Entry

The Certificate in Public Administration is a non-degree program offered by the Department of Political Science, which recognizes a concentration of learning within the discipline. The course requirements for the Certificate program may be completed independently of a degree program. Students currently enrolled in a degree program can, through careful course selection, simultaneously complete the Certificate requirements.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Canadian Government and Politics, Introduction to Public Administration, Canadian Public Administration Policy, Introduction to Economics I

Admission requirements


Admission requirements are the same as those for the Honours Political Science program.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • An introduction to the political science sub-field of public administration.
  • How to analyze political/bureaucratic relationships, decision making theory, and the role of interest groups in the context of selected contemporary policy issues.
  • A domestic and international context of environmental policymaking in Canada.

Career Tracks

  • Urban Planner
  • Legislator
  • Community Health Specialist
  • Director of Public Works

Science Communication

Certificate Degree Add-on

The certificate in Science Communication provides students with an in-depth exploration of various areas of science. The courses within this program allow students to raise awareness of science related topics and communicate effectively.


Sample Courses: BIOL 1003, BIOL 1101, BIOL 1111

Admission requirements


Open only to students currently enrolled in a degree program, are in good academic standing in their program, and meet the admission requirements for Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences programs.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • Reliably, and without bias, investigate, review, explain, and interpret scientific literature to the general public.
  • Use fundamental journalism and communication principles, including writing and editing documents for print, broadcast, public relations, social media and websites.
  • Design and produce written and oral summaries and documents that clearly and effectively communicate scientific ideas to others.

Career Tracks

  • Advisory or Associate Editor
  • Communications Director
  • Communications Specialist
  • Copy-Editor
  • Editor-in-Chief
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Editorial Board Member
  • Freelance Science Journalist
  • Medical Affairs Manager

Certificate in Second Language Education

Certificate Direct Entry

The Certificate in Second Language Education is an innovative and unique experience as students in this program can approach second language education both as students and teachers. Students are first trained in the foundations of linguistics and later on introduced to the major theories and methodologies of second language acquisition and education that have inspired this field in the last few decades. Moreover, the Certificate in Second Language Education offers students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while observing and teaching classes of English as a second language. At the same time, students will take two language courses at the beginner’s level in one of the languages offered by the Department. By the end of the program, students will be awarded a Certificate in Second Language Education, which they can use towards a career as second language educators.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Language and Linguistics, Language, Linguistics and Society, Theories of Language Acquisition, Methodologies for Second Language Education

Admission requirements


Admission requirements are the same as those for the Honours Modern Languages program.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • Acquire terminology needed to analyze the grammar component of language, and understanding of a classroom dynamic in which instructor and learner take on roles and responsibilities different from those they traditionally hold.
  • Approach grammar instruction based on structured input and structured output activities that help learners connect meaning to grammar form.
  • Appreciate the meaning of conducting classes of English as a second language for non-native speakers (students or immigrants).

Career Tracks

  • Teacher/Tutor
  • Interpreter
  • Translator
  • Liaison Officer

Sport Media, Communication, & Social Issues (for Beijing Sport University Students)

Certificate Degree Add-on

The certificate in Sport Media, Communication, & Social Issues provides students with a comprehensive outlook on effective communication and public relations in the sport industry. Throughout this program, students will challenge preconceived notions, uncover biases and comprehend the complicated social fabric surrounding sports.


Sample Courses: KINE-4560, KINE-4590, KINE-2300, KINE-1400

Admission requirements


This Certificate is specifically designed for students of the Beijing Sport University (BSU). Applicants must:

(a) be in good standing at Beijing Sport University, as identified by the University of Windsor on an annual basis

(b) achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent), with no band less than 6.0

(c) have completed three years of education at BSU before admission into the certificate program.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • Apply key concepts related to practice, theory and analysis of sport media, communications and social issues.
  • Utilize academic knowledge and critical thinking skills to analyze problems within the fields of sport media, sport communication and social issues.
  • Recognize how dimensions of class, race, gender, bias, governance etc relate to issues of ethical media behaviour and a responsible fourth estate.

Career Tracks

  • Sports Editor
  • Sport Events Co-ordinator
  • Sport Marketing Manager
  • Recreation Supervisor
  • Sport Journalist/Broadcaster

Statistical Consulting

Certificate Degree Add-on

The Certificate in Statistical Consulting provides students with a strong grounding in mathematics and statistics with a capstone course that provides practical experience in statistical consulting, including communication skills and ethics in addition to experience with statistical software practices.


Sample Courses: Integral Calculus, Linear Algebra II, Introduction to Statistics, Experimental Design

Admission requirements


Open only to students currently enrolled in a degree program, are in good academic standing in their program, and meet the admission requirements for a program in Mathematics and Statistics.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • Apply fundamental mathematical and statistical theories, principles, and methods.
  • Develop hypotheses and apply definitions, techniques, and theorems to data collection, data analysis, and interpretation of results.
  • Communicate the results of statistical analyses using written, spoken, numerical, and visual formats to a range of audience.

Career Tracks

  • Business Analysts
  • Risk Analysts
  • Quality Analysts
  • Software Engineers
  • Researchers

Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies

Certificate Direct Entry

Through the certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies, you will explore how gender, race and sexualities shape your daily life and the relationships you foster. You’ll learn from world-renowned leaders in the areas of equity, diversity and inclusion, and sexual assault resistance education.


Sample Courses: Women in Canadian Society, History of Women’s Movements in North America

Admission requirements


Admission requirements are the same as those for the Honours Women and Gender Studies program (a minimum 70% average of six Grade 12 U/M courses, including ENG4U).

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • Analyze the diversity of women’s experiences and consciousness based on different social positions and identities, with particular emphasis on race/ethnicity, sexuality, class, and religion; and evaluate the social structures and processes that shape experience and consciousness.
  • Evaluate how feminists in the past have developed new knowledge and practice to advance social justice.
  • Engage in critical self-reflection to identify one’s own position in relation to structures of privilege and oppression.

Career Tracks

  • Human rights advocate
  • Women’s counsellor
  • Gender and sexuality educator
  • Women’s substance abuse support worker
  • Community development coordinator

Certificate in Work and Employment Issues (General stream or CHRP Designation stream)

Certificate Direct Entry

The Certificate in Work & Employment Issues is about revealing and understanding the importance of work in our lives, it's about grappling with the problems, limitations, and challenges of workplaces, and ultimately, it's about figuring out ways to make improvements for all workers.


Sample Courses: Labour and Social Movements in Canadian Society, Working for a Living

Admission requirements


Minimum admission requirements for undergraduate degrees (a minimum 70% average of six Grade 12 U/M courses, including ENG4U).

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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What Will I Learn?

  • The fundamentals of labour and social movements, focusing on their efforts to address the needs of workers, women, social and ethnic minorities, students, and the poor.
  • An examination of the political, legal, social, and economic aspects of occupational health and safety.
  • How to enhance your knowledge of workplace rights and responsibilities.

Career Tracks

  • Conflict Analyst
  • Team Member Relations Analyst
  • Human Resource Related Roles

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