General Arts and Science - 208

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
This program is designed to offer transfer pathways to additional college and university programs

In high school, you have had to make choices, possibly long before you are able to figure out where your interests lie. If those choices have left you unsure or unprepared to pursue a dream - we can help!

Missing admission requirements for a college program?
Looking for a pathway to university?
Confused about your future?
Hoping to upgrade your academic skills?

University Transfer Pathway:
Complete a TWO YEAR diploma in General Arts & Science - University Transfer (208) and earn up to 1.5 years worth of transfer credit at the university level.

Graduates of the General Arts and Science program are prepared to pursue careers in every industry. Our students have gone on to become healthcare workers, engineers, entrepreneurs, television broadcasters, researchers, lawyers, and even professors in our program.

Learn more about the General Arts and Science program:

Why General Arts & Science at Mohawk

No other program provides you with the opportunity to explore as many different academic and career paths as General Arts and Science.

Who Should Apply:

  • Not sure about your future? Keep your options open while you work towards your certificate, diploma... or degree.
  • Missing admission requirements for a college program? Obtain your admission requirements, upgrade your academic skills and even earn credits toward your future program.
  • Looking for a pathway to university? This program prepares students for success at any level.

Program Highlights

  • Experience the benefits of a program designed as a bridge to help you choose the right path
  • Choose from a wide selection of course options for future studies in Business, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Human Services and other college and university programs.
  • Gain both a good grounding in academic skills, and exposure to a wide variety of academic disciplines
  • Acquire a well-rounded general education and develop skills in Humanities and Social Sciences

General Arts & Science offers students:

  • Faculty expertise from a wide variety of subject areas
  • One-on-one student/faculty advising
  • An academic team committed to student success

Program Coordinator

Minimum requirements for admission to the General Arts and Science programs

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
  • Grade 10 Mathematics, D or P level or equivalent is recommended for students taking Math and Science courses

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Academic Opportunities

  • Enhance your chances of acceptance into a competitive program at Mohawk and other colleges
  • Enhance your chances of acceptance into a Canadian university
  • Other degree options at most Canadian universities are available with exemptions

Qualifications Certificate

  • Students who successfully complete the 3 required courses, 9 optional courses from year one and all 12 required courses from year two with an overall GPA of 60% or higher, receive the General Arts and Science Diploma.
  • Mohawk College Grading and Evaluation

Graduate Opportunities

  • Pursue further education in:
    • Human Services
    • Practical Nursing
    • Social Sciences
    • Media Studies
    • Health Specialist
    • Business

Course Overview & Descriptions

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Fennell Campus
Sep 2016
Jan 2017

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