Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne

The General Arts and Science Diploma program is designed to introduce students to core subjects within the Liberal Arts. Subject areas include Indigenous Studies, Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology. The program curriculum also supports students in the development of critical literacies, digital literacies, and academic research and writing skills. Learners work with an Educational Planner to select several elective and General Education course options to further develop their knowledge, skills, and interests in support of individual academic and career goals.

Program Highlights

  • 2 years – 4 semesters

  • Flexible options to study part-time, take a reduced course load, or opt for a course overload (additional fees may apply)

  • Access the services of our Educational Planner, Student Success Advisor, and Program Coordinator

  • Benefit from a variety of delivery modes

  • Explore experiential learning opportunities

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How to Apply

General Studies

Admission Requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C) or (U)

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2021-2022

This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Winter Term Start

Depending on course availability

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2022
  2. SEMESTER 2 Spring 2022
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2022
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2023

OR

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2022
  2. SEMESTER 2 Fall 2022
  3. SEMESTER 3 Winter 2023
  4. SEMESTER 4 Fall 2023

2022-2023

This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2022
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2023
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2023
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2024

Winter Term Start

Depending on course availability

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 Spring 2023
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2023
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2024

OR

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 Fall 2023
  3. SEMESTER 3 Winter 2024
  4. SEMESTER 4 Fall 2024

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.

Program of Study for 2022-23 Academic Year 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ENG 1002 College Communications 3
POL 1500 Canadian Political Studies 3
PSY 1050 Introduction To Psychology I 3
SSC 1002 Thinking, Reasoning, Relating 3
One of the following MATH courses. 3
Math I  
Algebra I  
Pre Health Math I  
Essentials of Mathematics  
Mathematics for Trades & Tech. I  
One Elective Course. 3
 Credits18
Semester 2
ENG 3201 Academic Research and Writing 3
SOC 1010 Cross-Cultural Understanding 3
POL 2000 Modern Civilizations 3
PSY 1060 Introductory Psychology II 3
SOC 1000 Introduction To Sociology 3
SSC 1205 Modes of Reasoning 3
One General Education Course 3
 Credits21
Semester 3
ENG 3335 Advanced Research Writing 3
SOC 1301 Introduction to Sociology II 3
IND 1003 Introduction to Indigenous Studies 3
PSY 1125 Positive Psychology 3
One of the following courses. 3
Issues in Developmental Psychology  
Child Growth and Development  
Family Dynamics  
Two Elective Courses. 6
One General Education Course 3
 Credits24
Semester 4
ENG 3446 World Literature 3
ANT 1002 Diversity and Inclusion 3
ANT 1004 World Religions & Spirituality 3
One of the following Indigenous Studies courses. 3
Truth and Reconciliation  
Indigenous Arts and Film  
Indigenous Culture/Celebration  
Three Elective Courses. 9
One General Education Course 3
 Credits24
 Total Credits87

Fees

Tuition and Ancillary Fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books & Supplies

The cost of books and supplies for this program depends on course selection. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Graduate Options

Employment and Academic Opportunities

There are a number of benefits to obtaining a General Arts and Science Diploma at Cambrian College. 

  • Gain confidence, develop success strategies, and explore future program options while earning your Diploma
  • Build and showcase highly sought after employability skills
  • Experience a robust curricula that is holistic while also offering opportunities to personalize based on individual and professional interests

College/University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.