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Decision-making made easy! This tool gives you a breakdown of individual programs offered at George Brown College and how they differ from other programs you’re interested in. Use this tool to select up to 10 programs to compare, helping you make the right choice for the career you want.
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5. Continue searching for programs using steps 2-4

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General Arts and Science Two-Year (Diploma) Program (R101)

Program Comparison Help

Decision-making made easy! This tool gives you a breakdown of individual programs offered at George Brown College and how they differ from other programs you’re interested in. Use this tool to select up to 10 programs to compare, helping you make the right choice for the career you want.
Instructions:

1. Under Program Comparison, click Add a New Program

2. Search for one of the programs you’re interested in (either alphabetically, by interest or by job)

3. Click on the title of the program in the menu

4. Click Add to Comparison

5. Continue searching for programs using steps 2-4

6. When you’re done, clicking Program Comparison will give you a preview of the programs and the option to delete, add or clear all

7. Open Program Compare for more details and an easy-to-read comparison of the programs you’ve selected

PROGRAM
General Arts and Science
CODE
R101
SCHOOL
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
LOCATION
Casa Loma Campus
DURATION
2 years (4 semesters)
STARTING MONTH
September, January
CERTIFICATION
Ontario College Diploma
YEAR OF STUDY
2015-2016
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
The General Arts and Science two-year diploma (four semesters) at George Brown College is designed for students to develop the essential skills needed for further post-secondary studies including university transfer, as well as professional specialization. The program includes a wide range of subjects within the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science and Technology. It emphasizes advanced skills in research and writing, oral communications and critical thinking, providing excellent preparation for work, as well as for further vocational and university studies.

Full Program Descriptions

Description  

The General Arts and Science two-year diploma (four semesters) is designed to develop the essential skills needed for advanced studies including university transfer, as well as professional specialization. The program includes a wide range of subjects within the arts and humanities, social sciences, and science and technology. It emphasizes advanced skills in research and writing, oral communications and critical thinking, providing excellent preparation for work, as well as for further vocational and university studies.

Students acquire knowledge and explore ideas in a wide range of disciplines. Interdisciplinary approaches enable students to explore and relate relevant concepts and issues to individuals, the environment, the workplace and the world.

 

ATTENTION!!!

If you are a former student of the General Arts and Science diploma or certificate program, we would like to hear from you! GBC is currently conducting a survey for former students of the General Arts and Science program. Please use the link below to access the survey. Looking forward to hearing from you!

General Arts and Science Program Survey



Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has established Program Descriptions for college programs of instruction which do not operate under a specific provincial Program Standard. The Program Description typically describes the program purpose (a brief description of the program, potential employment opportunities and general admission requirements) and program goals (similar to program-level learning outcomes, which guide the curriculum).

View Program Descriptions by program.

Source: Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) website



Course Outline

Required Courses 

SEMESTER 1

Code Course Name
COMM1007 College English
GSCI1024 Environmental Science
HUMN1111 Critical Thinking: A Reasoning Experience
MATH1034 Mathematics for General Arts & Science
SSCI1011 Learning and the Brain
HUMN 1035 Introduction to Media Studies

SEMESTER 2

Code Course Name
SSCI1106 Introduction to Research
HUMN1114 Rhyme and Reasoning
GSSC1055 Fundamental Themes in Geography
STS1035 Exploring Career Options

MATH ELECTIVE (ONE REQUIRED)

Code Course Name
GSSC1027 Personal Finance
MATH1094 Calculus
STAT1014 Quantitative Methods

SCIENCE ELECTIVE (ONE REQUIRED)

Code Course Name
GSCI1065 Human Biology
GSCI1045 Nutrition
GSCI1146 Plants and Society

SEMESTER 3

Code Course Name
HUMN1029 Introduction to Philosophy I
HUMN1032 Foundations of Canadian Culture
HUMN1034 Introduction to Canadian Literature
SSCI1012 Introduction to Psychology I
SSCI1013 Introduction to Sociology I
Liberal Studies Elective

SEMESTER 4

Code Course Name
HUMN1030 Introduction to Philosophy II
HUMN1031 Canadian Studies
HUMN1033 Critical Approaches to Literature
SSCI1015 Introduction to Psychology II
SSCI1014 Introduction to Sociology II
Liberal Studies Elective


Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

Many students complete the two-year diploma program and continue on to other college and university programs with advanced standing if they meet the grade point average and admission requirements for those programs. Our curriculum helps students to develop the academic background, skills and discipline required to succeed in those programs.

Many others prefer to enter the world of work directly from the program. An education in the liberal arts and sciences is valued in many workplaces. Our program helps students to develop the advanced communication and critical thinking skills required in the world of work, particularly for careers that encourage on-the-job professional development.



Articulation Agreement 

The General Arts and Science (R101) two-year diploma program has articulation agreements with the University of Toronto, Bishop's University, Athabasca University, Royal Roads University, Vancouver Island University, Buffalo State University, and the University of Sussex Law program. Students can transfer credits earned in the R101 program and use them towards a university degree. Students should be aware of any program-specific and institutional requirements at the universities to which they are applying. 

Future Study Options 

NEW EXCITING OPPORTUNITY to the University of Toronto!

The R101 Diploma program has a new pathway to university studies! Graduates with a program GPA of 3.0 or higher may be eligible for admission to the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto with 6.0 transfer credits. Eligible students also have the opportunity to enroll in spring/summer course(s) at U of T, after completing Semester 2, and earn additional course credits towards their degree, please contact Maurizio Dodaro, the Program Coordinator (mdodaro@georgebrown.ca) or GAS@georgebrown.ca for more information.

Vocation-specific college studies: Students who meet the grade point average (GPA) requirements may be granted exemptions or advanced standing in other college programs, depending on the length of their studies, their grades, the college and the program requirements.

University transfer options: After two years of full-time studies, students who meet the GPA requirements may gain admission to many university Liberal Arts and Humanities programs, usually with transfer credits equivalent to at least one year of university studies, depending on their grades, the university and the program requirements. Students should be aware of any program-specific and institutional requirements at the universities to which they are considering applying. There are articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions for degree completion and professional credentials – for specific details, please see the program website at georgebrown.ca/generalartsandscience

Other: Graduates of this program may qualify for entry into the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) program at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom and into George Brown’s degree programs in business, hospitality and technology. For specific requirements, see georgebrown.ca/generalartsandscience



Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$3,649.00 *

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2014. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2015 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.



How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older)

Course Exemptions:

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International students: Visit the International Admissions page for more information.



Apply To  

Ontario Colleges

Student Success

Success Stories  

"George Brown prepared me and gave me the foundation to continue my studies in university."

Nadine Narain, University of Toronto student



Contact Us

Contact Us  

Call the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at 416-415-5000, ext. 3688, or email gas@georgebrown.ca.

For more information about George Brown, call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.



George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.