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Certificate in Nunavut Public Service Studies (C.N.P.S.S.)

School of Public Policy and Administration
(Faculty of Public Affairs)
1001 Dunton Tower

This section presents the requirements for:

  • Certificate in Nunavut Public Service Studies - C.N.P.S.S.

This Certificate program is designed primarily for prospective or practicing public employees in Nunavut who seek special training in public service subjects at the undergraduate level.

Courses taken for the Certificate may be credited towards a Bachelor of Arts degree. A transfer student from the Certificate program into the Bachelor of Arts program normally will be required to take at least 10.0 further credits. At least 5.0 of the credits required for the degree must be completed after awarding of the Certificate.

Admission Requirements

The OSSD or the equivalent, with an average of 68 percent or better, calculated on the six best OACs or Grade 12 U or M (U/C) courses, including an OAC or Grade 12 U course in English (or anglais) with a grade of 60 percent or better. Equivalent courses may be substituted between the OAC and new curriculum courses. For applicants whose first language is not English, the requirement of OAC English can also be met under the conditions outlined in the section “English Language Requirements” in the Admissions Requirements and Procedures section of this Calendar. Special consideration will be extended to other applicants under Mature Applicant regulations (see Mature and Special Admissions, in the Admissions Regulations and Procedures section of this Calendar).

Candidates may be admitted with advanced standing, but must take at least 3.0 credits for the Certificate from Carleton University.

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Academic Standing

A candidate for the Certificate must obtain a grade of C or better in at least half of the credits taken at Carleton University for the Certificate.

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Program Requirements

Certificate in Nunavut Public Service Studies C.N.P.S.S. (5.0 credits)

The following courses are required:

  1. 0.5 credit in PADM 1501 and PADM 1502;
  2. 0.5 credit in PADM 1502 or another course as approved by the School of Public Policy and Administration;
  3. 1.0 credit in ENGL 1005 [1.0];
  4. 1.0 credit in BUSI 1001 and BUSI 2101;
  5. 1.0 credit in ECON 1000 [1.0];
  6. 0.5 credit in HIST 1010;
  7. 0.5 credit in PSCI 1002.
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