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What makes the University of Guelph-Humber different?

“What makes the University of Guelph-Humber different?”
One of the most common questions we answer from students and parents at this time of year.

Answer: More in 4 years!

“Guelph-Humber truly taught me what was necessary to be a leader in the workplace, communicate with co-workers, grow my network and how to continually develop my career.”
—Aaron R., Media Studies alumnus

Because the University of Guelph-Humber (UofGH) is a collaboration between the University of Guelph and Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, our graduates leave with an honours degree and a diploma in their field, in four years, from one location. You take university courses that give you academic knowledge and practical experience. In the competitive world of career building, you need the tools that’ll put you in your most coveted job roles and open up possibilities. An honours degree and a diploma immediately put you ahead of the crowd.

What programs do you offer?
As a small university of 4,900 students, we offer seven distinct programs—Business, Community Social Services, Early Childhood Studies, Justice Studies, Kinesiology, Media and Communication Studies, and Psychology. Your classes will be focused on your program of interest with very few electives.

“I discovered the world of broadcast journalism at Guelph-Humber. I learned what hard work and loyalty to a dream could accomplish, and was prepared for a life in the ever-evolving world of television.”
—Natalie Q., Media Studies alumna

How do I get hands-on experience?
Each program has built-in workplace experience (100 to 850+ hours) and a combination of labs or other practical in-class hands-on learning. Examples include business event planning, early childhood studies curriculum development, social service counselling labs, justice studies mock crime scene investigations, kinesiology athletic taping and bandaging, and psychology labs.

“I love Guelph-Humber for experiential learning. I was able to apply the concepts, theories and techniques I learned in class through field placements, lab sessions and assignments.”
—Lindsay V., Family and Community Social Services alumna

Use the team you have at UofGH to your advantage—Academic Advisors, Field Placement Coordinators, Career Services Coordinators and Alumni Mentors—and use our networking events, career fairs and workshops to get connected to people and resources in your field.

“A key aspect is being able to speak to professors who are professionals in your industry. This gives you a unique perspective on academic coursework, a realistic outlook on potential careers and an abundance of networking opportunities.”
—Anthony N., Justice Studies alumnus

Is Guelph-Humber the right choice for me?
Yes, if you like small classes and the support of a close-knit community.

You’ll be one of approximately 65 to 250 students in the first year of your program. This means small classes, getting to know your classmates and professors, and easy access to academic support, career guidance, financial advice and more. When we say, we’ll know you on campus—we mean it.

“Small classes are enriching. I engaged with professors during and after class. This individualized attention has raised my learning to a higher level.”
—Ovais A., Justice Studies alumnus

Where will I study?
Your classes are held at the University of Guelph-Humber on Humber’s North Campus in northwest Toronto. Your professors will be from the University of Guelph and Humber. Being in Toronto makes it easy for you to connect to employers.

How do I decide?
Join one of our virtual events: Take a virtual tour, hear from other UofGH students and our program experts. Our next big event is Program Preview Day on March 7. Visit our website for a full list of events.

Check out our YouTube videos featuring UofGH students. And follow our UofGH student social media team on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. #GHfuturestudent

We can’t wait to meet you.

University of Guelph-Humber
207 Humber College Blvd., Toronto, ON M9W 5L7
416.798.1331 ext 6056




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