Degrees

As of 2014, members of Polytechnics Canada offered 109 of the 184 bachelor's degrees* granted by publicly-funded colleges in Canada.

Today, employers increasingly seek job-ready graduates who have acquired practical experience. Our graduates are well prepared for such a marketplace. A  polytechnic bachelor's degree provides the unique advantage of practical, hands-on work experience coupled with a specialized, theoretical—but grounded—education.

*Options and specialties are included in this count as standalone degrees, as well as applied degrees. Joint degrees offered in partnership with another university/institution are excluded.

For a complete list of all 184 degrees offered at Canada's publicly-funded, degree-granting colleges, click here (PDF file will open).

Degrees offered by Polytechnics Canada colleges and institutes:

Algonquin College
Degree granting status received in 2002
4 bachelor's degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts (Interior Design)
  • Bachelor of Applied Business (E-Business Supply Chain Management)
  • Bachelor of Applied Technology - Building Science
  • Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management (Co-op)

BCIT
Degree granting status received in 1986
22 bachelor's degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Specialty Nursing
  • Bachelor of Technology (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Architectural Science)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Computer Systems)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Ecological Restoration)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Electronics)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Environmental Engineering Technology)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Environmental Health)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Forensic Investigation)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Geographic Information Systems)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Geomatics)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Interior Design)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Manufacturing)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Medical Imaging)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Technology Management)

Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Degree granting status received in 2002
11 bachelor's degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Health Information Science
  • Bachelor of Applied Technology (Architecture – Project and Facility Management)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic Systems Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting, Audit and Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business Management)
  • Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Design
  • Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Systems Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Public Relations

George Brown College
Degree-granting status received in 2000
4 bachelor's degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts (Early Childhood Leadership)
  • Bachelor of Applied Business (Financial Services)
  • Bachelor of Applied Business (Hospitality Operations Management)
  • Bachelor of Applied Technology (Construction Science and Management)

Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Degree granting status received in 2002
21 bachelor's degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts (Film and Media Production)
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts (Paralegal Studies)
  • Bachelor of Child & Youth Care
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (E- Business/ Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Fashion Management)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Hospitality and Tourism Management)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resources Management)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (International Business)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Management Studies)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Supply Chain Management)
  • Bachelor of Creative Advertising
  • Bachelor of Industrial Design
  • Bachelor of Interior Design
  • Bachelor of International Development
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Public Relations

NAIT
Degree granting status received in 1996
6 bachelor's degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Business Administration (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Applied Business Administration (Finance)
  • Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Technology Management)

Red River College
1 bachelor's degree

  • Bachelor of Construction Management

SAIT Polytechnic
Degree granting status received in 1995
5 bachelor's degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Applied Technology Geographic Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Applied Technology Petroleum Engineering
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management

Seneca College
Degree granting status received in 2002
11 bachelor's degrees

  • Bachelor of Aviation Technology (Co-op)
  • Bachelor of Child Development (Co-op)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Business Management)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Services Management)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resources Strategy and Technology)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (International Accounting and Finance)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (International Business Management)
  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Co-op)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Informatics and Security)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Software Development)
  • Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation

Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Degree granting status received in 2001
23 bachelor's degrees

  • Bachelor of Animation
  • Bachelor of Applied Computer Science (Mobile Computing)
  • Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences (Athletic Therapy)
  • Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences (Exercise Science and Health Promotion)
  • Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art and Art History
  • Bachelor of Arts Theatre and Drama Studies
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Supply Chain Management)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Human Resources Management)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Global Business Management)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing Management)
  • Bachelor of Craft and Design
  • Bachelor of Design (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership
  • Bachelor of Film and Television
  • Bachelor of Game Design
  • Bachelor of Illustration
  • Bachelor of Interaction Design
  • Bachelor of Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance
  • Bachelor of Photography

Saskatchewan Polytechnic
1 bachelor's degree

  • Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing
What People are Saying

We must stop sending cultural cues to young people through their high school counsellors, their parents, their governments that they are somehow failing or not realizing their potential if they pursue a technical vocation or trade.

Hon. Jason Kenney, Minister for Employment and Social Development, May 7, 2014