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    Bachelor of Commerce programs have been developed with pathways in mind for Ontario diploma graduates to fast track their way towards a business degree.

Diploma to Degree

Want to turn your diploma into a degree? Humber offers pathways from Ontario college diplomas to Humber degrees.

Graduates of a Related Diploma

College graduates who have completed a diploma in the same field of study as the degree will be considered for admission and advanced standing.

For Advanced Standing

Humber recognizes the academic work you have already completed. The chart below indicates the semester, or advanced standing, college graduates from related diploma programs will receive.


College diploma in related subject 
area or field of study
Humber Social & Community Four-Year Degrees Semesters Required to 
Complete the Degree**
Community and Justice Services Diploma (2yr)
Police Foundations Diploma (2yr)
Protection, Security and Investigation (2yr) 
Bachelor of Applied Arts - Criminal Justice

4 semesters, 2, 8-week work terms
6 semesters, 2, 8-week work terms
6 semesters, 2, 8 -week work term 

Child and Youth Care Diploma (3yr)
Child and Youth Care Accelerated (2yr) 

Bachelor of Child & Youth Care

4 semesters, 1 term
4 semesters, 1 term 

**The advanced standing outlined in this chart is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses offered in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes. Specific program GPAs and subject requirements are required for admission.

Beyond the Degree

Humber degrees are recognized nationally and internationally and may give you the ability to gain entrance into many Masters Degree programs at notable post-secondary institutions.