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 Program Elective Requirements

2018-2019 Requirements 

Degree Program

2018-2019 Requirements

2017-2018 Requirements
2016-2017 Requirements

2015-2016 Requirements
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2013 Requirements
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Current Elective Offerings - Winter 2020

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

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 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.

Note: The application forms will open on Monday, November 18, 2019. These are only available online until January  2, 2020. After this date, please visit one of the Elective Offices.

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

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