Liberal Arts at Georgian College: Get started on your academic journey

Liberal Arts

Get started on your academic journey

Gain the knowledge, skills and credentials you need to continue on to a diploma, degree, certificate or job.

Learn written and verbal communication skills, develop your ability to solve problems, how to work well with others, to adapt in a changing workplace, to think independently and make sound judgements. Learn how to learn in our student-centred environment.

Why study Liberal Arts at Georgian?


  • Prepare for the workplace or other postsecondary pathways with our Liberal Arts programs and courses
  • Branch outside your core program courses with mandatory General Education and Communications Courses; strengthen written and verbal communication skills, develop the ability to solve problems, and adapt to changing workplace
  • Enjoy a wide range of courses across many subjects including humanities, social sciences, communications, research, politics and more
  • Discover your strengths, follow your interests and develop skills for workplace success in a supported academic environment
  • Learn in a supportive environment that will help prepare you for life and work



General Education courses

General Education courses are designed to complement your vocational studies by addressing important issues to our lives as individuals and members of society. The General Education department strives to enhance the development of skills necessary for living and working in an increasingly complex, interdependent world. Georgian’s General Education electives fit into one of these five themes:

  • arts in society
  • civic life
  • social and cultural understanding
  • personal understanding
  • science and technology

To find out how many General Education courses you need to take, consult your program area.

Communications courses

Communications courses complement your vocational studies by developing written and oral communication skills for multiple environments, including college and the workplace. Core skills you will develop in communications courses include:

  • information retrieval and literacy
  • critical thinking and reading
  • technology for information management, researching and writing
  • presentations
  • teamwork
  • cross-cultural communication

At Georgian, you will complete your Communications course requirements according to the program outlines.

Amanda Fournier
I attribute my academic and professional success to the work ethic and foundational skills from the General Arts and Science program. I believe the spectrum of knowledge and strong support I received at Georgian College not only gave me an understanding of diverse subjects and focus, but it allowed me to pursue my academic and professional goals with confidence.Amanda Fournier, Consultant at Investors Group Financial Services

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Take a single course, or work towards a diploma, certificate or degree—all at a pace that’s right for you. Part-time courses are offered at night or on weekends, or you can opt for online learning.

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Select from a range of programs, register class-by-class and study on your time. Georgian offers degrees, certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and graduate certificates.

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Take a course or program online instead as an alternative to in-class. Online courses for a range of subjects are available to part-time and full-time students through OntarioLearn.