General Arts And Science - Liberal Studies
Sharpen your skills. Build a solid foundation. Be prepared to start your career or continue your studies.

General information

Program code
GASL
Duration
4 semesters (2 years)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma
Academic area
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2020 Barrie

Program description

In this liberal studies program, students explore subjects within the humanities and social sciences. Students deepen their critical thinking and analytical skills while widening their worldview. The program opens doors and builds pathways to further studies at either the college or university level. Upon completing the two-year diploma, students are eligible for university articulation agreements that offer excellent credit transfer. With a liberal studies education, students gain confidence in their academic skills and abilities, while developing essential skills for employment.

If you're interested in starting this program in Winter 2020, please visit the General Arts and Science program page.

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 liberal studies education or with organizations that prefer to administer their own training program. The diploma from this program is recognized by several Ontario universities. Program courses provide 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/

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/

Courses

Program-specific Courses

  • HUMN 1006 - Exploring Literature
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • HUMN 1017 - Critical Thinking Foundations
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • PSYL 1022 - Psychology 1
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • SOCL 1003 - Sociology 1
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • Program Option or General Education Course - Select 1 course from the general education list during registration or contact the program co-ordinator about option courses.
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • HUMN 1001 - Critical Thinking in Practice
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • HUMN 1015 - Interpreting Literature
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • PSYL 1023 - Psychology 2
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • SOCL 1004 - Sociology 2
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • HUMN 2000 - Canadian Literature
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • POLS 1000 - Politics in Canada
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • SCIE 2000 - Science Concepts
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • SOCL 2000 - Race and Ethnicity
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • HUMN 2007 - Sociocultural Anthropology
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • POLS 1001 - Global Politics
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • PSYL 2003 - Developmental Psychology
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • REAS 2000 - Senior Research Seminar
    (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 or contact the program co-ordinator about option courses.
    (Semester 2)
  • Select 2 courses from the general education list during registration.
    (Semester 3)
  • Select 2 courses from the general education list during registration..
    (Semester 4)