Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2018/2019)
7 Diploma Programs

Diploma Programs in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences are of distinct advantage to students who wish to complement their studies in one or more fields of specialization. Students can choose programs that either develop knowledge relevant to growing sectors of the economy and to areas of increasing social concern, or enable exploration of a concentrated subject from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Diploma programs tend to provide more in-depth study of a specialized area than certificate programs do and consequently feature more course options at an advanced level of study.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences offers the following diploma programs:

  1. Diploma in Ancient Worlds

  2. Diploma in Creative Writing

  3. Diploma in Environmental Humanities

  4. Diploma in Geographic Information Sciences

  5. Diploma in Humanities

  6. Diploma in Police Studies

  7. Diploma in Stage and Screen Technique

7.1 General Regulations for Diploma Programs
  1. A diploma program is administered by a Program Coordinator. The Coordinator is normally affiliated with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences department that is primarily responsible for the Program’s administration.

  2. Diploma programs consist of between 24 and 36 credit hours in courses as specified in individual programs.

  3. Subject to limitations outlined in Limit on Certain Credit Hours, courses satisfying the Honours, Major, Minor and elective components of an undergraduate degree may also be used to satisfy the requirements of a diploma program. Departmental prerequisites for courses are applicable. This may increase the number of stated courses required for completion of the diploma program. Such courses may be eligible towards other components of the Bachelor of Arts.

  4. Normal credit restrictions apply. It is the student’s responsibility to recognize that additional credit may not be obtained for completing two versions of a cross-listed course (i.e., the same course delivered by two or more departments).

  5. A Program Coordinator may, in consultation with the Head of the relevant academic unit, request permission from the Faculty's Undergraduate Waivers and Appeals Committee for a course to be added to the program.

  6. A student may apply to the Faculty's Undergraduate Waivers and Appeals Committee to have a maximum of 3 credit hours from an Honours essay course applied to a diploma program. It must be clearly demonstrated that the entirety of the Honours essay course content is relevant to the program. This may not be used to substitute credit hours in a core course.

  7. Due to their temporary nature, "special topics" courses are not listed in the entries for a diploma program. However, a special topics course may be included in a student's program of study with permission from the Faculty's Undergraduate Waivers and Appeals Committee.