General Arts and Science Program

Enhance your Academic Skill Set for Continued Studies through the GAS program

The General Arts and Science (GAS) program helps develop critical thinking, communication and research skills, while exploring Liberal Arts and Science courses. These valuable skills are essential to the workplace as well as college and university studies in Liberal Arts and Humanities, with possibilities for transfer credits.

Which GAS program is for you?

GAS One-Year Certificate (R104)
If you are looking to broaden or clarify your educational options, improve academic/communication skills, and develop analytic & critical thinking skills you may want to consider the one-year GAS certificate program. This is ideal for students seeking clarity about future educational pathways at college or university. Students who complete the certificate program are eligible to proceed directly into the second year of the General Arts & Science diploma program.

GAS Two-Year Diploma (R101)
If one of your goals is to continue onto a higher-level post-secondary institute, the GAS diploma program may be better suited for you, providing you with at least a year’s worth of transfer credits. The first year of the course is identical to the one-year GAS certificate program. Over the course of the second year you will explore liberal studies in a post-secondary program and develop university- level academic skills.

Where can the GAS program take me?

Transfer to other Programs within the College

For more information about transferring within George Brown College, please see the transfer guide.

Transfer to Other Post-Secondary Institutes – University Articulation Agreements

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this George Brown College program may be eligible for advanced standing transfer credits at various post-secondary institutions.

Transfer to University of Waterloo

George Brown is pleased to introduce a new pathway within the R101 Diploma Program! Graduates with a program GPA of 3.0 may be eligible for admission to the Honours Bachelor of Arts program at the University of Waterloo with up to 9.5 transfer credits – that’s almost half of the four year degree!

Transfer to University of Toronto

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.

Student Successes

Brittany Barber returned to Canada after living in the United States for 13 years to attend the General Arts and Science program at George Brown College. After completing high school, she had no idea where to begin looking for a post-secondary education. She took a leap and moved back to Canada after finding out that a university preparatory program would allow her to earn transfer credits towards a degree. She plans to attend university after graduation, and hopes to eventually earn a Masters of Communication. She aspires to become a travel writer and author: “This program has helped me shape my priorities and become a responsible person. In addition to learning the course content, you learn a whole hidden set of underlying skills that are extremely beneficial. This program has helped me surpass my limits and approach new challenges with confidence.”

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