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Pathways Beyond ʿⱦ

Gain the skills needed for specialized career fields and successful employment right here, with opportunities to continue your studies beyond ʿⱦ with our pathways to a degree.

ʿⱦ actively partners with universities to help make your continued studies easier. Complete your ʿⱦ program and then choose a pathway to a degree, in as little as two more years. With our 2+2 pathways, you can complete a diploma and a degree in only four years.

The pathways listed below are the current active agreements and policies, but institutions not mentioned here may still grant you credit transfer or admission. New pathways are regularly being developed, so if you don't find what you're looking for - get in touch. For questions about the agreement that you may qualify for, please email pathways@saultcollege.ca.

ONTransfer.ca

There are more pathways to explore beyond our official pathway agreements. is a tool by the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) where students can explore a variety of pathways to and from universities and colleges in Ontario. You can find pathways from diplomas to degrees, transfer credits, and more.

Pathways To A Degree

Any Diploma Program

ʿⱦ ProgramInstitutionDegreeGrade Req.Transfer CreditsType
Any ʿⱦ 2 or 3-year Ontario College Diploma or Advanced DiplomaAlgoma UniversityVarious Degrees2.5 to 3.0 GPA or higherVaries from 15 to 60 credits


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Aviation

ʿⱦ ProgramInstitutionDegreeGrade Req.Transfer CreditsType
Aviation - Technology FlightAthabascaBachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma)N/A30 Block Credits
Aviation - Technology FlightAthabascaBachelor of Commerce with Major (Post Diploma)N/A30 Block Credits
Aviation - Technology FlightAthabascaBachelor of Management 3yr (Post Diploma)N/A30 Block Credits
Aviation - Technology FlightAthabascaBachelor of Human Resources Labour Relations (Post Diploma)N/A30 Block Credits


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School of Business

ʿⱦ ProgramInstitutionDegreeGrade Req.Transfer CreditsType
BusinessAlgoma UniversityBachelor of Business Administration3.30+ GPA60 credits2+2*
3.0-3.29 GPA57 credits
BusinessAthabascaBachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma)N/A45 Block Credits
BusinessAthabascaBachelor of Commerce with Major (Post Diploma)N/A45 Block Credits
BusinessAthabascaBachelor of Management 3yr (Post Diploma)N/A45 Block Credits
BusinessAthabascaBachelor of Human Resources Labour Relations (Post Diploma)N/A45 Block Credits
BusinessLake Superior State UniversityBachelor of Science Degree - Business AdministrationC or better in transfer coursesUp to 89 credits2+2*
BusinessLaurentian UniversityBachelor of Business AdministrationC+ or higher57 credits2+2*
Business – AccountingAlgoma UniversityBachelor of Business Administration3.30+ GPA60 credits2+2*
3.0-3.29 GPA57 credits
Business – AccountingAthabascaBachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma)N/A45 Block Credits
Business – AccountingAthabascaBachelor of Commerce with Major (Post Diploma)N/A45 Block Credits
Business – AccountingAthabascaBachelor of Management 3yr (Post Diploma)N/A45 Block Credits
Business – AccountingAthabascaBachelor of Human Resources Labour Relations (Post Diploma)N/A45 Block Credits
Business – AccountingLake Superior State UniversityBachelor of Science Degree – Business Administration (Accounting-Finance Major)C or better in transfer coursesUp to 90 credits2+2*
Business - AccountingLaurentian UniversityBachelor of Business AdministrationC+ or higher57 credits2+2*


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Community Services

ʿⱦ ProgramInstitutionDegreeGrade Req.Transfer CreditsType
Child and Youth CareAlgoma UniversityBachelor of Social Work (Honours)3.00+ GPA60 credits3+2
2.50-2.99 GPAUp to 30 credits
2.49 GPA or lessEligible for admission only
Early Childhood EducationAthabascaBachelor of Professional Arts in Human ServicesN/A60 Credits2+2*
Social Service WorkerAlgoma UniversityBachelor of Social Work (Honours)3.30+ GPA

60 credits

2+2*

3.00-3.29 GPA

45 credits
2.50-3.00 GPA15 credits

2.49 GPA or less

Eligible for admission only
Social Service WorkerAthabascaBachelor of Professional Arts in Human ServicesN/A60 Credits2+2*
Social Service Worker - Indigenous SpecializationAlgoma UniversityBachelor of Social Work (Honours)3.30+ GPA60 credits2+2*
3.00-3.29 GPA45 credits
2.50-3.00 GPA15 credits
2.49 GPA or lessEligible for admission only
Social Service Worker - Indigenous SpecializationAthabascaBachelor of Professional Arts in Human ServicesN/A60 Credits2+2*
Social Service Worker - Indigenous SpecializationLaurentian UniversityBachelor of Indigenous Social Work3.0+ GPA60 credits2+2*
Social Service Worker - Indigenous SpecializationSaint-Paul UniversityHonours Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations and Spirituality2.7+ GPA60 credits2+2*
Social Service Worker -Indigenous SpecializationTrent UniversityBachelor of Social Work (Honours)75% or higher6 credits


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Continuing Education

ʿⱦ ProgramInstitutionDegreeGrade Req.Transfer CreditsType
Occupational Health and SafetyColumbia Southern UniversityBachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and HealthN/A

20 credit hours; 100 credit hours remaining

Occupational Health and SafetyColumbia Southern UniversityAssociate Degree in Occupational Safety and HealthN/A

20 credit hours; 40 credit hours remaining


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Culinary

ʿⱦ ProgramInstitutionDegreeGrade Req.Transfer CreditsType
Culinary ManagementVancouver Island UniversityBachelor of Hospitality ManagementN/A60 credits2+2*


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General Arts and Science

ʿⱦ ProgramInstitutionDegreeGrade Req.Transfer CreditsType
General Arts & Science - University TransferAlgoma University

Honours Bachelor of Arts in English, History, Political Science, or Sociology

3.2+ GPA

60 credits

2+2*
3.0-3.19 GPA45 credits
2.5-2.99 GPA

15 credits

2.49 GPA or lessEligible for admission only
General Arts & Science - University TransferAlgoma UniversityBachelor of Arts in Psychology or Law and Justice3.2+ GPA60 credits2+2*
3.0-3.19 GPA45 credits
2.5-2.99 GPA15 credits
2.49 GPA or lessEligible for admission only


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Health

ʿⱦ ProgramInstitutionDegreeGrade Req.Transfer CreditsType
Fitness and Health PromotionAthabascaBachelor of Professional Arts in Human ServicesN/A60 Credits2+2*
Fitness and Health PromotionLake Superior State UniversityBachelor of Science in KinesiologyC grade or betterUp to 97 credits2+2*
Fitness and Health PromotionLakehead UniversityHonours Bachelor of Kinesiology75% or higher9.5 credits
Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA & PTA)AthabascaBachelor of Professional Arts in Human ServicesN/A60 credits2+2*
Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA & PTA)Lakehead UniversityHonours Bachelor of Kinesiology75% or higher4.5 credits


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Indigenous Studies

ʿⱦ ProgramInstitutionDegreeGrade Req.Transfer CreditsType
Social Service Worker - Indigenous SpecializationAlgoma UniversityBachelor of Social Work (Honours)

3.30+ GPA

60 credits2+2*

3.00-3.29 GPA

54 credits

2+2*
2.50-2.99 GPA15 credits
2.49 GPA or less

Eligible for admission only

Social Service Worker - Indigenous SpecializationAthabascaBachelor of Professional Arts in Human ServicesN/A60 credits2+2*
Social Service Worker - Indigenous SpecializationLaurentian UniversityBachelor of Indigenous Social Work3.0+ GPA60 credits2+2*
Social Service Worker - Indigenous SpecializationSaint-Paul UniversityHonours Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations and Spirituality2.7+ GPA60 credits2+2*
Social Service Worker - Indigenous SpecializationTrent UniversityBachelor of Social Work (Honours)75% or higher6 credits


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Information Technology Studies

ʿⱦ ProgramInstitutionDegreeGrade Req.Transfer CreditsType
Computer ProgrammingAlgoma UniversityBachelor of Computer Science (General)3.20+ GPA60 credits2+1
3.00-3.19 GPA45 credits**
Computer ProgrammingAlgoma UniversityBachelor of Computer Science (Honours)3.20+ GPA60 credits2+2*
3.00-3.19 GPA45 credits**


**Our two-year Computer Programming graduates pursuing the three- or four-year Bachelor of Computer Science at Algoma University may have three or five semesters of study to be eligible to complete their degree. However, it can be completed within one or two calendar years, if needed. Students are encouraged to reach out to Algoma after being accepted, to map their studies accordingly.

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School of Natural Environment

ʿⱦ ProgramInstitutionDegreeGrade
Req.
Transfer CreditsType
Adventure Recreation and Parks Technician Algoma UniversityBachelor of Science in Environmental Science3.5+
GPA
60 credits2+2*
Fish and Wildlife Conservation TechnicianAlgoma UniversityBachelor of Science in Environmental Science3.5+ GPA60 credits2+2*
Fish and Wildlife Conservation TechnicianTrent UniversityBachelor of Science (Honours), Environmental and Resource Science75%+7 credits
Fish and Wildlife Conservation TechnicianUniversity of New BrunswickBachelor of Science in Environmental Management - Wildlife Major70%+; 60% in each courseUp to 62 credits2+2.5
Fish and Wildlife Conservation TechnicianUniversity of Northern British ColumbiaBachelor of Science, Wildlife and FisheriesAdmission requirements are still required79 credits
Forestry Technician – ConservationAlgoma UniversityBachelor of Science in Environmental Science3.5+ GPA60 credits2+2*
Forestry Technician - ConservationAthabascaBachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma)N/A30 Block Credits
Forestry Technician - ConservationAthabascaBachelor of Commerce with Major (Post Diploma)N/A30 Block Credits
Forestry Technician - ConservationAthabascaBachelor of Management 3yr (Post Diploma)N/A30 Block Credits
Forestry Technician - ConservationAthabascaBachelor of Human Resources Labour Relations (Post Diploma)N/A30 Block Credits
Forestry Technician - ConservationTrent UniversityBachelor of Science (Honours), Environmental and Resource Science75% or higher7 credits
Forestry Technician - ConservationUniversity of New BrunswickBachelor of Science in Forestry70%+; 60% in each courseUp to 62 credits2+2.5
Forestry Technician - ConservationUniversity of Northern British ColumbiaBachelor of Science, Forest Ecology and ManagementAdmission requirements are still required66 credits
Natural Environment Technician – Conservation and ManagementAlgoma UniversityBachelor of Science in Environmental Science3.5+ GPA60 credits2+2*
Natural Environment Technician - Conservation and ManagementTrent UniversityBachelor of Science (Honours), Environmental and Resource Science75% or higher7 credits
Natural Environment Technician - Conservation and ManagementUniversity of New BrunswickBachelor of Science in Environmental Management - Wildlife Conservation70%+; 60% in each course57 credits2+2.5
Natural Environment Technician - Conservation and ManagementUniversity of New BrunswickBachelor of Science in Environmental Management - Water Resource Management70%+; 60% in each course48 credits2+2.5
Natural Environment Technician - Conservation and ManagementUniversity of New BrunswickBachelor of Science in Environmental Management - People, Policy and Planning70%+; 60% in each course60 credits2+2.5
Natural Environment Technician – Conservation and ManagementWestern University

Bachelor of Science Environmental Science (3yr or 4yr)

3.0+ GPA, C+ or 60% required in each course

4.5 credits
Natural Environment Technologist – Conservation and ManagementWestern UniversityBachelor of Science Environmental Science (3yr or 4yr)3.0+ GPA, C+ or 60% required in each course7.5 credits


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Policing, Law and Public Safety

ʿⱦ ProgramInstitutionDegreeGrade Req.Transfer CreditsType
Police FoundationsAlgoma UniversityBachelor of Arts in Law and Justice3.0+ GPA60 credits2+2*
Police FoundationsLake Superior State UniversityBachelor of Science Degree, Criminal Justice - GeneralistN/A87 credits2+1
Protection, Security and InvestigationLake Superior State UniversityBachelor of Science Degree, Criminal Justice - GeneralistN/A94 credits2+1


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*2+2 = AMAZING! Complete a 2-year diploma at ʿⱦ and move on to university to complete your degree in just two more years! Under these agreements, qualifying students in eligible programs can complete their diploma studies here at the College and move on to a partnering university to complete their degree within four years. In some cases five semesters are required, which can also be completed within the duration of two calendar years.