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Ontario College Diploma

General Arts & Science – University Profile

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

(Mississauga)

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

Earn university-level credits in a supportive college environment.

Program Overview

Who is this program ideal for?

A General Arts and Science diploma is perfect for you if:

  • You're not sure you're ready for university
  • You want to build a strong foundation for a university degree
  • You need a fresh start in small classroom settings
  • You want holistic, personalized advising
  • You’d like to enhance your social and cultural awareness

What will you learn?

Our General Arts and Science diploma program will allow you to:

Why Sheridan?

At Sheridan, you’ll enjoy:

  • Small classes (maximum of 40 students)
  • Exposure to six fields of study in your first year
  • Faculty who are highly-credentialed experts in their specializations
  • Your own personal academic adviser

PGASU

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

International Student?

This program is part of our new two-year graduate certificate bundles! You may be able to qualify for a three-year post-grad work permit.

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    INFO 10937Computer Communications and Data Presentations3
    ENGL10102Principles of Academic Writing and Research3
    PHIL 13278Philosophy from the Inside Out3
    SOCI 17221 Principles of Sociology 3
    PSYC 16571 Principles of Psychology 3
    LIFE 16367 College Success1
    Total:16
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    PHIL 16121 Philosophy - An Introduction 3
    ENGL 17889 Composition and Rhetoric 3
    SOCI 20839 Diversity in Canadian Society 3
    HUMN18823 Humanities and Western Civilization 3
    GNED General Education Elective 3
    Total:15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    LITT 20102 Modern Literature and Contemporary Issues  3
    SOCS 10049 Applied Research Methods for Social Sciences  3
    ElectivesTwo GAS Electives 6
    GNEDGeneral Education Elective 3
    Total: 15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
     SOCS 20146Applied Research in Practice  3
     ElectivesThree GAS Electives 9
     GNEDGeneral Education Elective 3
    Total: 15

Courses subject to change.

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)

OR

Mature student status.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

*Course duration for September starts is two academic years. Course duration for January starts is 16 months continuous.

English Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

In addition to providing credits towards your degree, your General Arts and Science diploma can lead to employment in a wide variety of fields.

You might find jobs in areas such as:

  • Social work and counselling
  • Communication, culture and information technology
  • Political science
  • Media and film
  • Public relations and communications
  • Government sectors
  • Business
  • Non-profit organizations

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Co-op

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Degree Completion

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the program, graduates will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Develop, through general knowledge gained in a wide range of subjects, insight into both self and society.
  • Develop flexibility and clarity of both thought and expression in order to develop communications competence to a level required by business and industry.
  • Understand and utilize critical thinking processes and problem solving techniques.
  • Examine and evaluate various aspects of our changing society to assist in developing a sense of personal and social responsibility as a citizen in society.
  • Employ basic vocational, skills drawn from the areas of the Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences of Vocational Studies (Business, Technology).

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Internship

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2021–2022 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.

Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

For Canadian Students

The fees shown here are for the 2021-2022 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website. For English Language Studies, depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

For International Students

The fees shown here are for Fall 2021, and are subject to change. The English Language Studies program is offered to international students in 7-week sessions. The fees displayed are for each 7-week session and include tuition and health insurance. Depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$4,101.00
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$17,892.00

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

All new international students beginning their studies in the Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 semesters will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Applications close on May 26. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Frequently Asked Questions

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


Helpful links

Program Summary

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


Helpful links

Program Summary

Is Experiential Design the right program for me?

Date: Wednesday, May 26th, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Want to learn more about Experiential Design? This interactive workshop will explain what Experiential Design is and explore the many exciting career options in this rapidly-growing field.

Sheridan’s new Bachelor of Experiential Design is the first degree of its kind in Canada, teaching holistic approaches to wayfinding, public installation, placemaking, exhibition design, themed environments and event design. Our internationally recognized faculty, deep industry connections and renowned creative culture provide the ideal foundation for this ground-breaking program.

Workshop Schedule

  • Overview of what Experiential Design is all about
  • Interactive design activity exploring sensory communication
  • Q&A with experiential designers working in the industry

Financial Planning Certification

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Professional Sales Certificate

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


Helpful links

Program Summary

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


Helpful links

Program Summary

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


Helpful links

Program Summary

Transfer Opportunities

As a graduate of Sheridan’s General Arts and Science diploma program, you’ll have the opportunity to transfer to one of our partner universities and apply transfer credits towards your degree (students need to meet the university’s admissions requirements).

Admission requirements may vary from university to university. Please also note that transfer agreements will refer to specific programs at a given university.

Your academic adviser will be able to guide you through this process and answer any questions you have.

GAS-U diploma grads can transfer to York University:

  • into any Bachelor-level program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Science at York University
  • students will be granted a block of 45 transfer credits of the 120 credits required for a York undergraduate degree. Must have a cumulative program GPA of 3.0 (B or 70%).

Students may also transfer to any one of the following universities:

And many more!

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


Helpful links

Program Summary

Clinical Placements

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


Helpful links

Program Summary

Articulation Agreements

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


Helpful links

Program Summary

Program availability

Ontario College Diploma

Full-time 2 years Program code: PGASU

Ontario College Diploma
Start date Campus Status
Sep 2021 Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga) Available
Sep 2021 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available
Jan 2022 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available
Jan 2022 Davis Campus (Brampton) Closed

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