This program offers students a curriculum with emphasis on the Humanities and Social Sciences. Many students use the General Arts and Science program as a transition to further studies in higher education at either the college or university level. Students are encouraged to meet with the program co-ordinator regarding course selection and optional credits, depending on individual goals.
Why pursue a General Arts and Science diploma at Georgian?
Liberal arts education
Delve further into the humanities and social sciences through courses in sociology, psychology, philosophy, literature and political science. Expand your critical thinking skills and become a well-rounded, creative citizen, ready to meet the needs of employers in an ever-changing, global workplace.
Strategies for success
Gain essential employability skills, including communication, leadership and professional decision making, as well as the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work independently.
With more emphasis on reading, academic writing, analysis and discussion in the second year, our graduates are ready for more. Take advantage of Georgian’s articulation agreements by pursuing university in fields such as psychology, sociology, literature, political science and more.
OSSD or equivalent with
- Grade 12 English (C or U)
You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:
Secondary school applicants:
- OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)
Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):
- Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College
- Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications
- Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
- English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities
Home school applicants:
- Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*
* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.
View the General Arts & Science, 2 yr articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.
- PSYL1001 Introduction To Psychology
- HUMN1000 Critical Thinking
- PSYL1002 Introduction to Psychology 2
- HUMN2000 Canadian Literature
- PSYL2000 Industrial Psychology
- REAS2000 Senior Research Seminar
- PSYL2001 Industrial and Consumer Psychology
- SOCL1000 Introduction to Sociology
- SOCL1001 Introduction to Sociology 2
- HUMN1006 Exploring Literature
- HUMN2005 Philosophy
- SCIE2000 Science Concepts
- HUMN1001 Critical Thinking in Practice
- POLS1000 Politics in Canada
- POLS1001 Global Politics
- SOCL2000 Race and Ethnicity