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General Arts and Science Diploma

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Key Details

Program Start Dates

September 2024

January 2025

Please visit Ontario College Application Service to learn more about start dates

Program Delivery

Online / Campus / Flex / Full-time


Ontario College Diploma

Program Duration

4 Semesters
Currently not available for international students

Program Contacts

Jessica O'Reilly

Program Coordinator / Professor

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705-566-8101 ext.6395

Program Overview

Explore the liberal arts at your own pace  

Designed to introduce you to core subjects within the liberal arts, this program allows you to explore where your talents and passions lie. You’ll gain a background in areas like Indigenous studies, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. You’ll develop critical and digital literacies, as well as academic research and writing skills.  
Working with an educational planner, you’ll customize your education with elective and General Education courses while enjoying multiple delivery modes. Throughout the program, you’ll learn from a variety of professors and explore potential career paths in law and justice, community services, humanities, the arts, business, technology, skilled trades, engineering and much more.  

Program Highlights

Program highlights

  • The only admission requirement is Ontario Secondary School Diploma, including any grade 12 English (C) or (U) 
  • Five elective options allow you to select courses that match your career interests and educational goals 
  • Flexible options to study part-time, take a reduced course load, or take a course overload  
  • Explore academic and career options while earning college credits  
  • Broad examination of liberal arts to explore future career paths  


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)

Academic Upgrading

Are you missing admission requirements? Strengthen your academic skills for free at your own pace through Academic Upgrading!

Program Delivery

Program delivery


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1: Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2: Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3: Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4: Winter 2026

Winter term start

SEMESTER 1: Winter 2025
SEMESTER 2: Spring 2025
SEMESTER 3: Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4: Winter 2026


SEMESTER 1: Winter 2025
SEMESTER 2: Fall2025
SEMESTER 3: Winter 2026
SEMESTER 4: Fall 2026


Program of Study

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ENG 1002College Communications3
IND 1003Introduction to Indigenous Studies3
POL 1500Canadian Political Studies3
PSY 1050Introduction To Psychology I3
SSC 1002Thinking, Reasoning, Relating3
GAS 1001Service Learning Experience3
MTH 1126Essentials of Mathematics4
Semester 2
SOC 1010Cross-Cultural Understanding3
ENG 1176Academic Research and Writing3
POL 2000Global Issues (Global Issues)3
PSY 1060Introductory Psychology II3
SOC 1000Introduction To Sociology3
SSC 1205Modes of Reasoning3
One General Education Course3
Semester 3
SOC 1301Introduction to Sociology II3
ENG 1177Advanced Research Writing3
PSY 1125Positive Psychology3
One of the following courses.3
PSY 1135
Issues in Developmental Psychology
ECE 1024
Child Growth and Development
WES 2330
Family Dynamics
Two Elective Courses.6
One General Education Course3
Semester 4
ENG 3446World Literature3
ANT 1002Diversity and Inclusion3
ANT 1004World Religions & Spirituality3
One of the following Indigenous Studies courses.3
IND 1005
Culture, Tradition and Heritage
IND 1006
Culture, Tradition & Heritage II
IND 1009
Intro to Powwow Culture
IND 1010
Taking Care of Shkagamik-Kwe
IND 1011
Indigenous Business and Economics
IND 1012
Truth and Reconciliation
IND 1015
Indigenous Arts and Film
IND 1017
Indigenous Peoples Today (Indigenous Peoples Today)
IND 1062
Indigenous Perspectives on Care
IND 1101
IND 1102
IND 1103
Wellness and the Good Life
IND 1203
Wellness and the Good Life II
Three Elective Courses.9
One General Education Course3
 Total Credits88


Tuition Cost

Canadian Students

$3,996.30Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

Important Notice

Fees presented are estimates based on projections for future academic year(s) of study. Actual fees charged may differ from what is published here. A full detailed listing of all fees is available in myCambrian and updated annually no later than May 1 for the following academic year. Students in Academic Upgrading are responsible for any fees listed on their invoice each term.

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 and supplies

Books and supplies may be required at the course level over and above what is estimated above. Please consult your professor/instructor for further information.

College may be more affordable than you think!

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Work-integrated learning (WIL)

Take your education beyond the classroom!

Cambrian programs blend academic learning, hands-on training, and community involvement opportunities to help you achieve your ultimate goal – your dream career. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios within and outside of the classroom through work-integrated learning. Whether it be a capstone project, co-op, practicum, preceptorship component, or placement, you’ll benefit from a practical, job-related experience before you graduate.

Field of Study

School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Kickstart your future with the personal touch offered by Cambrian’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies. Whether you need help finding the right direction, improving your English language skills, or want to earn your high school equivalency certificate, Cambrian has got your back. Flexible, individualized programs give you the freedom to grow and explore your best path to a rewarding career.

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Career Outcomes

Employment 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 curriculum that is holistic while also offering opportunities to personalize based on individual and professional interests
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Minimum technology requirements

Success in this program requires that you come equipped with some program-specific technology requirements.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD principle to both enrich the student learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure flexibility!

Ready to take the first step?

Start gaining the highest level of skills at Cambrian now – and you’ll be ready to take advantage of the many career opportunities waiting for you just around the corner. The future is yours!

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