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

To access your program's General education or Liberal Studies requirements, please click on the link below. 
General Education and Liberal Studies Program Requirements for 2019-2020 

Please note: If you started your certificate, diploma or degree program prior to 2019, please use the links below to check your program's General Education and Liberal Studies elective requirements.

Certificate and Diploma Programs

2018-2019 Requirements
2017-2018 Requirements
2016-2017 Requirements

Degree Programs

2018-2019 Requirements
2017-2018 Requirements
2016-2017 Requirements

Current Elective Offerings - Spring/Summer 2020

General Education – Casa Loma Campus PDF icon
St. James Campus PDF icon
Liberal Studies for Degree Programs – St. James Campus PDF icon

Current Elective Offerings Course Descriptions

Revised elective offerings will be updated.

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 have missed, failed, or dropped a general or liberal studies elective from a previous semester, please fill out one of the online forms so that you can be set up to register for courses on Stu-View.

The application forms will open on Monday, April 6, 2020. These are only available online until May 25, 2020. After this date, please email us at

Please click on the applicable button below to access the online application form.


Elective Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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

Please note that the Electives and Communication offices at all three campuses are currently closed. However, staff are working off-campus and will continue to provide service by email. We will also check our voicemail twice a day.

For inquiries regarding General Education and Liberal Studies electives, please contact or call 416-415-5000 ext. 3272

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 Drive, Student Success Hub, Main Floor
Monday – Friday, 9:00-4:00 pm