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Partnership with McMaster University opens degree pathways

Feb 16, 2021

A new two-year partnership between Sheridan and McMaster University opens degree pathways to social sciences students. Graduates of Sheridan’s one-year General Arts and Science – University Profile certificate or two-year General Arts and Science – University Profile diploma can transfer up to 16 courses (48 units) toward one of four McMaster University’s Honours Bachelor of Arts programs focusing on Aging and Society, Anthropology, Society Culture and Religion, or Sociology.

Sheridan’s General Arts and Science programs attract students who are interested in learning in small classroom settings, receiving holistic, personalized advising that contributes to academic and personal success and enhancing social and cultural awareness. They complete a multidisciplinary curriculum, learn how to adjust to a postsecondary learning environment and develop confidence and communication skills.

“This agreement is another great example of Sheridan’s efforts to foster connectedness, mobility, access and opportunity for learners throughout their journey with us and beyond,” said Dr. Yael Katz, Vice Provost, Academic, at Sheridan. “We’re delighted to partner with McMaster University to provide excellent options for qualified graduates of the General Arts and Science programs.”

McMaster’s Dean of Social Sciences, Jeremiah Hurley, echoes Dr. Katz’s sentiment, saying: “At McMaster, we recognize that students’ educational journeys are not always straightforward. We are committed to removing institutional barriers keeping students from achieving their academic goals. We look forward to welcoming these graduates into our social science community.”

Through this pathway agreement, General Arts and Science graduates will be given maximum transfer credits for the courses taken if they choose to continue their studies with McMaster University. In approximately five years, students can earn both a diploma and a degree.

Sheridan offers students multiple pathway opportunities which play an important role in helping them reach their educational and career milestones. Whether coming from high school, studying at Sheridan currently, transferring from another postsecondary institution or returning to the classroom from the workforce, students may take advantage of Sheridan’s Pathways Initiative.

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