General Arts and Science
Sharpen your skills. Build a solid foundation. Be prepared to start your career or continue your studies.

General information

Program code
GAAS
Duration
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma
Academic area
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2020 Barrie
Winter 2020 Barrie

Program description

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.

University pathways

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.

Career opportunities

While most students choose General Arts and Science as a pathway to further studies, some graduates of the program find employment in occupations requiring a general education or with firms that prefer to administer their own training program. The diploma from this program is recognized by several Ontario universities. Effort is made to provide courses that give students optimum transfer credits to other college and university programs.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Pathways

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Courses

Program-specific Courses

  • HUMN 1000 - Critical Thinking
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • HUMN 1006 - Exploring Literature
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • PSYL 1001 - Introduction To Psychology
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • SOCL 1000 - Introduction to Sociology
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • Select 1 course from the available list during registration. Contact the program co-ordinator for further details.
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • HUMN 1001 - Critical Thinking in Practice
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • PSYL 1002 - Introduction to Psychology 2
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • SOCL 1001 - Introduction to Sociology 2
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • HUMN 2000 - Canadian Literature
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • POLS 1000 - Politics in Canada
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • PSYL 2000 - Industrial Psychology
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • SOCL 2000 - Race and Ethnicity
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • Select 1 course from the available list during registration. Contact the program co-ordinator for further details.
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • HUMN 2005 - Philosophy
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • POLS 1001 - Global Politics
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • PSYL 2001 - Industrial and Consumer Psychology
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • REAS 2000 - Senior Research Seminar
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • SCIE 2000 - Science Concepts
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
    (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
    (Semester 2)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.
    (Semester 2)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.
    (Semester 3)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.
    (Semester 4)

  • Select 1 course from the available list during registration.
    (Semester 2)