Our certificate programs allow you to enhance your knowledge and expertise in an area of interest to you that is outside of your major.
A certificate is defined as an approved course of study which will have a professional or an applied focus and will provide learning outcomes that are distinct from any other program. A certificate course of study will consist of a minimum of two FCEs, and normally a maximum of three FCEs, or the equivalent in non-credit programming, offered by one or several academic units. These courses must be different from, and in addition to, the required courses in the student's major; only courses outside the major can be counted towards a certificate. Students must be registered in the certificate prior to the completion of 50% of the course requirements for the course of study.
Certificates will be given as evidence of satisfactory completion of a series of credit-bearing courses and/or non-credit workshops or seminars. For certificates consisting of credit courses, a minimum overall average of 60% is required. All courses for the certificate must be taken from Lakehead University. A maximum of 0.5 credits may be applied to more than one certificate.
You can find the requirements for all Certificates in the Academic Calendar in the Programs & Faculties area.