General Education and Liberal Studies Electives

General Education and Liberal Studies courses are a vital component of all post-secondary certificate, diploma and degree programs. Electives are designed to enable students to enhance their critical thinking and analytic reasoning skills and to broaden their knowledge and experience through the study of arts and humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. By learning and collaborating with peers in a variety of programs, students develop communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills that are essential in their personal and social lives and highly valued in all career fields.

Elective Requirements by Program

New online database to search General and Liberal Studies elective requirements by program. Please click on the link below.
General Education and Liberal Studies Elective Program Requirement for 2018-2019

You can also view this information in PDF file format by following the links below.

Current Elective Offerings - Winter 2019

*NEW* We have added another section of GSCI 1045 Nutrition. This general elective is scheduled Wednesdays, St. James Campus from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Please visit one of our offices to register by January 11, 2019.

Current Elective Offerings Course Descriptions

Unofficial course outlines for many courses are available upon request. If you require a full course outline, please email with the course code.

Electives Registration – Application Forms

Each program selects specific semesters in which students are scheduled to take General Education or Liberal Studies electives. When you are required to take a General Education course in a semester, the available elective courses will appear below the block of your mandatory courses. If you are registering in a full-time course load and have missed, failed or dropped an elective and wish to re-take one this semester, fill out one of the following forms when you have your timetable ready. If you are registering in a part-time course load, please email

Note: these forms are only available online until January 4, 2019. After this date, please visit one of the Electives Office.

Students in diploma or certificate programs click here.
Students in degree programs click here.

Frequently Asked Questions – Electives

General Education (Certificate or Diploma Programs) Electives FAQs
Liberal Studies (Degree Programs) Electives FAQs

Exemptions / Transfer Credits

Accessing Online Courses

Continuing Education Equivalents

The Continuing Education courses listed below are accepted as credit towards the General Education Elective requirements of most diploma and certificate programs. Other courses in the Continuing Education catalogue (even those listed under Liberal Arts and Sciences) do NOT qualify for General Education elective credit.

Contact Us

For inquiries regarding General Education and Liberal Studies electives, please contact

Locations & Hours:

St. James Campus
200 King St E, RM 264D
Monday – Friday, 9:00-4:00 pm

Casa Loma Campus
160 Kendal Ave, RM C438
Monday – Friday, 9:00-4:00 pm

Waterfront Campus
 51 Dockside Dr., 7th Floor, Health Sciences, Student Advising Desk
Monday – Friday, 9:00-4:00 pm