A new academic transfer agreement between Seneca and the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) will enable qualified students to receive both a college diploma and a university science degree in as little as four years.
Under the agreement, graduates from Seneca’s brand new Arts and Science diploma program who meet certain admission requirements can enrol in courses at UTSC with joint university partnership status.
Combined with the transfer credits acquired through this new program, students will receive both a Seneca diploma and University of Toronto honours Bachelor of Science degree in four years.
“This new Bachelor of Science partnership with UTSC is the first of its kind in Ontario, providing qualified Seneca students with a pathway to earn two post-secondary credentials in less time,” said Joy McKinnon, Seneca’s Vice-President Academic.
“Seneca is the Ontario leader in university-college pathways and we’re pleased to provide our students with the opportunity to seamlessly pursue a U of T science degree.”
The agreement builds on an existing transfer program established between the two institutions in 2012 for students enrolled in the Liberal Arts program at Seneca.
The aim is to meet a long-expressed need for greater recognition of the work college students have completed and to help facilitate a smoother transition when they chose to study at university.
The first cohort of students able to apply under this agreement includes those initially admitted to Seneca’s Arts and Science program for September 2015.