General Arts and Science Program

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 will have the opportunity to enrol 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, at for more information.

The General Arts and Science program helps develop critical thinking, communication and research skills, while exploring Liberal Arts and Science courses. These skills can help open doors to opportunities in the workplace, as well as help the transition to further post-secondary studies in a college program, and university studies in Liberal Arts and Humanities, with possibilities for transfer credits.

Which GAS program is for you?

R104 Certificate
(One year post-secondary)


R101 Diploma
(Two year, higher-level post-secondary)

What's the same?

  • First Year:
    • Same classes in Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Science & Technology, Mathematics
    • Emphasizes critical thinking, communication and research skills for advanced post-secondary studies

What’s Different?

  • Year Two:
    • Humanities and Social Sciences courses, emphasizing advanced academic skills, providing preparation for university studies, professional specialization and employment

Program Choice: What’s your main goal?

R104 Certificate
  • Broaden your educational options
  • Improve academic/communication skills
  • Strengthen study skills
  • Develop analytic and critical thinking skills


R101 Diploma
  • Earn university transfer credits
  • Explore Liberal Studies in a post-secondary program
  • Develop academic skills for further diploma or degree study

University / Degree Transfer Considerations:

  • General Arts and Science graduates may meet admission requirements for select degree programs at George Brown College, in addition to university Liberal Arts programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. University admission criteria vary according to university and program. Students are advised to check individual university websites.

  • The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences has articulation agreements with Bishops, Royal Roads and Athabasca Universities, the University of Sussex, as well as others. These offer exciting pathways to degrees at George Brown College, universities in the Toronto area, as well as in North American and International institutions.

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