General Arts and Science Diploma (University Transfer) - 208
- Develop essential employability skills such as strong communication, critical thinking, and socio-cultural awareness.
- Customize your schedule with a wide range of electives chosen from your areas of interest delivered in blended and online learning environments.
- Cost-effective and efficient pathway into university studies with up to two years of direct and non-specified university transfer credit into a humanities and social sciences field of study.
- Get a fresh start by upgrading and achieving the entrance-level requirements needed for other competitive college and university programs.
- Earn transfer credits at the university level.
What you'll learn
- Introduction to a wide variety of course options in the humanities and social science disciplines to broaden your understanding of the world around you.
- Critically evaluate global and social issues and topics by demonstrating an understanding of interdisciplinary connections between society, culture, environment, politics, history, etc.
- Gain essential employability skills that will be applicable in both your future career and post-secondary educational aspirations.
- Develop communications competence to a level required by colleges, universities, and/or the workplace.
Who Should Apply
- Unsure about your future? Discover your interests and passion by taking a variety of courses while you work towards your diploma.
- Missing admission requirements for a college or university program? Need a fresh start? Obtain your admission requirements, upgrade your academic skills and earn credits toward your future program.
- Looking for a pathway to university? This program prepares students for success at any level, and provides a concrete foundation to succeed at university.
2 academic years (periods of 8 months)
Fast Track - allows students to complete a two-year Diploma program (non co-op) in 16 months. Students will start in January and be in school for four continuous semesters: Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall and Winter. Students will not be off during the summer.
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Domestic and International student admission requirements
- OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
- Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
Language Requirements for Applicants with English as a Second Language
- See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:
- Successful completion of the GAS-English for Academic Purposes (478 or 278) program
- TOEFL minimum score of 550 (80 Internet based)
- or IELTS Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall with no band less than 5.5
- More information about acceptable certificates, can be found on the International Admission Requirements
Tuition and Fees
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Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.
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When it comes to paying for your education, investing in your future can be more affordable than you think. A Mohawk education is one of the most cost-effective means of acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to have a prosperous and rewarding career.
As you start on your chosen career path, it's important to have a realistic set of expectations regarding the expenses associated with attending college. In addition to your tuition fees, you will also need to budget for books, supplies, housing, and other related living expenses. You may be able to supplement your income and savings with scholarships, bursaries, or loans. It pays to do some research into what types of financial assistance you may qualify for.
Available Financial Assistance Resources:
- OSAP Eligible. Learn about Ontario Student Assistance Program - OSAP (domestic students only)
- Working on Campus
- Additional Sources of Funding
- Financial Assistance Home Page
Apply for Awards:
By submitting a Scholarships and Bursaries Application every semester, students have access to over $3 million in Mohawk College scholarships, bursaries and Ministry-partnered funding to help meet their financial needs.
Financial Literacy and Money Coaching:
Whether saving for school, sticking to a budget, or planning for a major purchase, financial literacy affects us all. That's why Mo' Money is committed to helping our students improve their money skills and become more confident with their money.
Course Overview & Descriptions
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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.
- Review the program learning outcomes for General Arts and Science Diploma (University Transfer) (208)
In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) 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.
Your future career options
- Obtaining a postsecondary certificate in General Arts and Science equips you with the essential employability skills that employers are seeking and offers a postsecondary credential that is often a requirement for various fields of employment.
- Graduates of the General Arts and Science program are prepared to pursue careers in every industry. Many graduates have become healthcare workers, engineers, entrepreneurs, television broadcasters, researchers, lawyers and even professors in our program, upon further education at the college and/or university level.
Where you could work includes:
- Social Sciences
- Business Administration
- Environmental Studies
- Health Sciences
- Computer Sciences
Pathways to Mohawk
If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.
Pathways within Mohawk
If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *
We offer a diverse range of programs to further your studies within Mohawk following completion of this program. *
Please note that Essential Communications AND our General Electives can be transferred to any diploma with Mohawk College.
Indigenous Ways of Knowing Certificate
Students can receive an Indigenous Ways of Knowing Certificate (Program 338) in addition to their GAS certificate/diploma.
Complete at least four of our Indigenous Studies courses, achieving a weighted GPA of 60%.
Semester 1 (2 choices)
- First Nations, Metis, & Inuit Perspectives
- Indigenous Wholistic Practices
Semester 2 (4 choices)
- Impacts of the TRC
- Indigenous Peoples Evolving Media & Artistic Images
- Indigenous Connections to the Land
- First Nations Languages – Resilience & Reclamations
- Indigenous Family Structures & Child Welfare
- Global Citizenship – FNMI Perspectives.
Pathways beyond Mohawk
Earn a degree:
- Athabasca University - Bachelor of Professional Arts in Human Services
- Brock University - Bachelor of Arts in Humanities or Social Sciences
- Laurier Brantford - Honours Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies
- McMaster University - Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences or Humanities
- McMaster University - Honours Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies
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Discover more degree completion pathways with Multi-College Pathways (within Ontario)
See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.
Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.
Environmental Sustainability/ Anthropology
Domestic Canadian Students
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