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Associateship in Canadian Surety Bonding

Surety bonds and the suretyship process

Bonding for risk management

Future Degree Studies




My OWN McMaster (MyOWNMac) Degree Pathway

MyOWNMac is a pathway specifically designed for working professionals who want the flexibility to study part-time.  This unique pathway allows learners to customize their course selection and mode of delivery to earn a McMaster diploma and undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in History or Sociology. 

MyOWNMac is well suited for professionals who are searching for a flexible, part time option to pursue diploma and/or degree studies, and for current McMaster Continuing Education diploma students who would like to earn an undergraduate degree on a part time basis.

Other degree programs at McMaster

The academic credit courses included in the certificate program can be used for credit towards degree program studies in accordance with the normal academic rules specified by the Faculty offering the degree.  

For application information to degree studies at McMaster University, visit the Registrar's website.

Students applying to the Bachelor of Commerce program after completing their diploma must be aware of the following criteria for advanced credit:

  • the diploma must be completed with an overall average of B- or better;
  • a mark of B- or better must be obtained in each course that is to be used for advanced standing;
  • only courses completed within the last 5 years will be considered for advanced standing;
  • students with a failing grade will not be admissible to a B.Comm program (even if they repeat the course)

Students intending to exercise this option are strongly encouraged to contact the Undergraduate Commerce Team for detailed information.