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General Arts & Science Diploma

Available at: Brockville | Cornwall | Kingston

Overview

4 semesters (1080 hours)

The General Arts & Science Diploma provides a broad liberal arts curriculum that prepares students for the workforce, college programs, or transfer to university. Core courses provide a solid foundation in communications and interpersonal skills, computers, mathematics, analytical skills, science, and general education. Complementing these are varied electives such as Film, Addictions, Fitness, and Educational Psychology. All courses are chosen in consultation with the program coordinator, ensuring the right mix to meet each student’s interests and vocational goals.

Diploma

You will take a number of core courses that provide a solid foundation in communica­tions and interpersonal skills, computers, mathematics, analytical skills, science, and general education. The remaining courses are electives, chosen in consultation with your program advisor. Diploma graduates are prepared to enter the workforce directly, or they may continue their studies at university. University-bound students are encouraged to complete the pre-university diploma track.

Diploma (Pre-University)
This track prepares you for university while you earn your diploma. Students who identify as Pre-University work with the Program Coordinator to further customize their diploma course selection in preparation for university study. Key academic areas (Communications, Applied Science, Social Science, Math) are emphasized in accordance with the student's goals. Potential transfer opportunities exist at a number of Canadian universities; exploring these possibilities is at the discretion of the student. Please contact the program coordinator for more information.

Highlights

Choose from varied electives such as Film, Addictions, Fitness, and Educational Psychol­ogy or strengthen your ability in core courses in languages, sciences, and math; the General Arts and Science program will allow you to do both. Diploma students complete two years in the college environment, rather than four at a university, and still have the option of transferring and completing a university degree and/or transferring into another program offered at St. Lawrence.

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Program Name

General Arts & Science Diploma

Program Code

0550

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Start Dates

September
January

Program Duration

2 years

Location (Campus)

Brockville

Canadian Fees

2016-17 full year tuition fees are $2,850.18. Compulsory fees are $749.55. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

International Fees

2016-17 International tuition fees are $13,420.00. Compulsory fees are $1,427.55. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program.  Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals.  These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential.  For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2017-18

Diploma – Semester 1
Communications
Computers
Elective(Choose 1)
Elective 2
General Education
Personal Development

Diploma – Semester 2
Communications
Computers
Elective(Choose 1)
Elective 2
Mathematics
Social Science

Diploma – Semester 3
Applied Science
Career Search Techniques
Communications
Elective(Choose 1)
Elective 2
General Education

Diploma – Semester 4
Communications
Elective(Choose 1)
Elective 2
Elective 3
Personal Development
Work Placement

Diploma (Pre-University) Semester 1
Biology
Communications
Computers
Elective(Choose 1)
One Language Required (Fall - French)
Physical Fitness
Psychology or Sociology

Diploma (Pre-University) Semester 2
Communications
Computers
Film Studies
Math for Sciences or Statistics
Personal Development
Spanish or Elective

Diploma (Pre-University) Semester 3
Career Search Techniques
Communications
Elective(Choose 1)
Multiculturalism
Photography
Social Science or Applied Science

Diploma (Pre-University) Semester 4
Career Management & Placement
Chemistry or Physics
Communications
Elective(Choose 1)
Elective 2
Ethics

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites:

  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level
  • Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level

For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements

Bonus Points

Full-time General Arts and Science students who achieve a GPA of 3.00 or better for at least one semester will receive an additional 10 percent in their admission assessment when applying to any post-secondary diploma program at St. Lawrence College. This will be particularly beneficial for programs that are highly competitive and therefore ranked.

Prerequisites

Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Testimonials

It astonishes me that 4 years ago, I picked up my life and moved from Manitoba to Ontario to pursue Music Theatre. Once I was finishing my first year in Ontario, I had no idea where I'd end up... No idea I'd spend the next 3 years in a small town with one Starbucks. And thank god I did. St. Lawrence College's music theatre program welcomed me in with open arms. I'll never forget waking up to my acceptance e-mail and thinking: They believe in me. This place and these people have not made me who I am... They've made me figure out who I am. They gave growth to the woman that I've always been, deep down. My faculty supported every crazy idea I had. Even though this was a Music Theatre "Performance" program, they helped me realize that I can do so much more than just perform. They've helped me be a theatre person, with many hats. Their constant advice, generosity and enthusiasm made me realize my true value in this industry. For that, I can't thank them enough. I will spend the rest of my career thanking them. Then there's the students. My classmates (alumni included), my friends, my SLC family. There is no place like SLC, and there is no family like the one that we've created for ourselves. MuTh is forever. I will not forget the ways that you all have impacted me. At Old Faces, our faculty honoured me with the Leadership Award, for which I am very humbled. A leader is nothing without people who believe in and support their ideas. Thank you to the entire SLC family for always supporting and trusting me.

Susan Waycik

Program Contact

Bill Chafe
BChafe@sl.on.ca

Recruiting Contact

Recruitment Office
Dreamit@sl.on.ca

Additional Information

Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

Advanced Standing

Applicants with post-secondary credits may be eligible for direct entry to an upper level of the program (semester or year) depending on transfer credits. Select the applicable level when applying at ontariocolleges.ca and ensure that we receive your official post-secondary transcript for consideration. If you are unsure what level to apply for, please contact the program coordinator.
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