Lakehead University and Georgian College are working together on new degree programs designed to meet the needs of students and employers in Central Ontario.

The first of these innovative programs will begin in Sept. 2017.

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) Degree with Electrical Engineering technology Advanced Diploma

This four-year degree-diploma will provide you with a solid foundation across all areas of electrical engineering.

Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science – Environmental Sustainability (Specialization in Ecosystem Management) Degree with Environmental Technician Diploma

This four year degree-diploma provides a theoretical and applied framework that complements the practical skills and scientific knowledge necessary to understand and monitor complex environmental systems.

Honours Bachelor of Science – Computer Science Degree with Computer Programmer Diploma

The degree-diploma combination provides a theoretical and applied framework that
complements the practical skills and computer science knowledge necessary to understand and work with complex computer systems.

Honours Bachelor of Science – Applied Life Sciences with Biotechnology – Health Diploma

The degree-diploma combination focuses on the study of living organisms at the bio-molecular (or cellular) level. 


Over the next five years, the institutions will launch more than 20 new degree programs and degree transfer pathways. Programs will include Lakehead degrees, Georgian degrees and four-year joint degree-diploma programs.

Students will:

Experience the best of university and college education – many in integrated programs, earning both a university degree and college diploma in four years

Be innovators who combine academic scholarship, applied skills and critical reasoning to contribute to their workplaces and communities

Employers will:

Benefit from relevant programming to meet the evolving needs of the local economy

Hire job-ready graduates with creative skills and mindsets who can hit the ground running

We have room to grow!

Lakehead and Georgian are already the two largest postsecondary institutions in Simcoe County

Together, we currently serve nearly 3,000 degree students – 1,430 at Lakehead and 1,550 in Georgian’s University Partnership Centre

We have room for an additional 800 students at Lakehead Orillia and 1,200 students at Georgian’s Barrie Campus

With existing exceptional facilities at both Lakehead and Georgian, we can deliver a comprehensive university experience to more degree students.

Campus infrastructure includes:

Combined facilities worth $540 million and covering more than 196 acres

Laboratories, classrooms, libraries, restaurants, residence buildings, fitness centres and more

Videoconferencing technology to serve students across the region and the province