Answers to your questions
Yes. Most programs allow for part-time study if the student so desires. A part-time student status applies to an enrolment of 11 credits or less.
You must consult the admission conditions of the program of your choice by clicking on the link "Conditions.”
If I progress from the certificate program to the bachelor's program, should I take the prerequisite courses?
Yes. You must take the prerequisite courses that are required according to the admission conditions for the relevant bachelor's degree program. (Missing prerequisites can be taken at Université Laval as part of a preparatory stage.)
While you may have successfully completed the certificate program courses, you might not meet the admission conditions for the bachelor's degree program. However, the courses completed as part of your certificate can count toward your bachelor's degree if they are part of the relevant bachelor's degree program.
All of our distance learning courses are presented on an internet platform called the "course portal". For each of the courses in which you enrol, you will find all of the documents necessary for the class (course syllabus, class notes, lectures, etc.) and everything you need to know about evaluations.
No schedules are planned; you plan your schedule according to your availability. In addition, a teaching assistant is available to you throughout the session. If necessary, you can get in touch with the teaching assistant on the website for the course.
For information about deadlines for submitting your request for admission, we invite you to visit the Admissions section on the Université Laval website.
To find out the dates for each session and all other important dates, consult the University Calendar.
The cost per program session varies according to a range of criteria. You will find all information about enrolment costs in the Education Costs section on the Université Laval website.
Agreements exist between various general and vocational colleges in Quebec (Cégeps) and Université Laval. The university recognizes equivalencies of technical college diplomas in the form of DEC-BACs or bridges. An R score or a mark of 25 or higher is required for all credited courses.
Consult the section entitled "DEC-BAC Ententes et passerelles" on Université Laval's website to find out if an agreement exists for your Technical DEC program of study.
I have a college diploma but not all of the prerequisites required for the program. Is it possible to start my program while taking my prerequisite courses at the same time?
Yes. When you have obtained a diploma of collegial studies, you can take prerequisite courses at the cégep or Université Laval at the same time that you start your program of study, with the exception of contingent programs.
A time limit will be established for meeting the admission conditions in regards to passing prerequisite courses.
The Certificate in Horticulture and Green Space Management is for you if you work in the field or if you are interested in ornamental horticulture, vegetable and fruit production or green space management. The program aims to give you the tools to improve your work, allow you to innovate in your workplace and increase your employability.
Some course credits may be transferable. You can consult the equivalency catalogue on the Internet Capsule site. If your course is not listed, you can send your equivalency recognition request, by email, to your program director with a copy of your transcript and course syllabus.
Transfer credits are not accepted for microprograms.
Placement tests are mandatory in order to know your level of English, but you do not have to take the test before beginning your program. Note that you must be a Université Laval student in order to have access to the University's preferential student rate. It is preferable to take the test at the beginning of the program. However, if you have completed your primary, secondary or collegial studies in English, you are exempt from the placement test and you will be informed of the level reached.
The timeframe allowed for students to complete their program, certificate, bachelor's, master’s or doctoral degree is calculated from the moment you first enrol, excluding absences for exceptional reasons.
- Certificate: 4 years
- Bachelor's degree totalling 90 to 96 credits: 7 years
- Bachelor's degree totalling 97 to 108 credits: 8 years
- Bachelor's degree totalling 109 to 120 credits: 9 years
- Master's degree without a thesis or graduate diploma: 4 years
- Master's degree with a thesis: 4 years
- Doctoral degree: 7 years
Beyond this period, the program director may authorize an extension at the student's request. Students who neglect to make an extension request before the end of the above period may be dismissed from the program.
A 3-credit course requires approximately 10 hours of work per week.
To begin the admission process as an adult candidate, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must be 21 years of age or older.
- You must hold a high school diploma or equivalent (for example, a vocational diploma).
- You must not hold a college diploma (for example, a DEC).
- You must have left the educational system for a period of at least 2 years.
- You must be a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen.
- You must not have acquired 12 or more credits as an undergraduate university student.
For more information, consult the section Adult Candidates on the Université Laval website.
We offer several distance learning programs, including:
- Microprogram in Food and Nutrition
- Microprogram in Organic Agriculture
- Microprogram in Food Sciences and Technology - Food Safety
- Microprogram in Food Sciences and Technology - Food Technology and Novel Foods
- Certificate in Food Sciences and Technology
- Certificate in Animal Production
- Certificate in Horticulture and Green Space Management
- Graduate Microprogram in Nutrition - Functional Foods and Health
- Specialized Graduate Diploma in Nutrition - Functional Foods and Health