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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)

For details on how Sheridan programs will be delivered in upcoming semesters, please review our Fall 2022 Program Delivery Modes.

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


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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.

Degree Completion Information Session (Virtual)

Wednesday, May 18 | 6 p.m.

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Courses

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

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    HUMN 18823 Intersections of World History 3
    ENGL10102 Principles of Academic Writing and Research 3
    PHIL 13278 Philosophy from the Inside Out 3
    SOCI 17221 Principles of Sociology 3
    PSYC 16571 Principles of Psychology 3
    LIFE 16367  College Success 1
    Total: 16
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    PHIL 16121 Believing in a Social World 3
    ENGL 26319 Rhetoric and Argument Across Disciplines 3
    SOCI 20839 Diversity in Canadian Society 3
    Option 1: SCIE22405 The Science of Everyday Life 3
    Option 2: MATH 29264 Advanced Functions and Data Modelling 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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 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


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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


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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 2022–2023 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.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$4,213.50
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$17,987.50

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:

International Entrance Scholarship

All new international students beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (ESL excluded) in Spring 2022, Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

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 27, 2022. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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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


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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


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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


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Financial Planning Certification

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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


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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


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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


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Program Summary

Earn your Masters degree

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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


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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.

York University

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!

Sheridan PSB

General Arts & Science University Profile – GAUC and GASU at Sheridan and have achieved a minimum of 3.0 GPA – to transfer into the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration – BBA programs.

  • Students will be granted up to 24 credits (breadth electives) of the 120 credits required for a BBA undergraduate degree

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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


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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


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Program Summary

Computer Science Specializations

In our Honours Bachelor of Computer Science program, you'll learn foundational skills that prepare you to work in any area of computer science. But you’ll also have the chance to specialize in one of four emerging fields that interests you the most.

In the first year of the program, you’ll be introduced to each of these four fields: cloud computing, data analytics, game engineering, and network engineering.

Then, you’ll focus your studies on your selected specialization. You’ll take eight courses in your specialization of choice, gaining specific skills that are not taught in traditional diploma and degree programs. Your computer science specialization will give you a competitive advantage when you graduate.

You can specialize in one of the following fields:

  • Get a deeper understanding of cloud computing — the delivery of computing system resources such as software, databases, servers, data storage, and more — over the Internet. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of private, hybrid or public cloud delivery.

    Specialized Courses
    • Internet of Things
    • Storage Systems
    • Virtualization
    • Cloud Infrastructure
    • Distributed & Parallel Computing
    • Security & Privacy in the Cloud
    • Cloud Economics
    • Cloud Monitoring & Governance
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Cloud Software Engineer: Develop large-scale production clouds.
    • Cloud Developer: Create new cloud services and improve current cloud products.
    • Cloud Automation Specialist: Design and implement automated technologies and processes that support your employer’s cloud offerings.
    • Cloud Architect: Use software development and information technology skills to build hybrid DevOp platforms that leverage your employer’s web services, cloud and on-premise data centres.
    • Systems Administrator – Cloud Operations: Automate, organize, monitor and maintain all of your employer’s cloud-based systems.
    • Cloud Services Adviser: Sell and market various cloud solutions, such as Office 365 or Watson analytics.
  • Learn how to apply statistical analysis, data mining and other advanced techniques to draw new and useful insights from large data sets. Confidently interpret and share information about the data patterns you discover.

    Specialized Courses
    • Business Processes
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 1
    • Big Data Management & Processing
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 2
    • Data Warehouse Design & Implementation
    • Machine Learning Techniques
    • Data Mining
    • Business Communication
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Data Scientist: Perform data analysis and develop and implement predictive models.
    • Data Architect: Design and implement big data solutions that support the Data Warehouse Environment (DWE).
    • Data Analyst: Apply current technologies, concepts and methodologies to build development projects that integrate various data sources.
    • Data Developer: Use Big Data architectures to migrate data from various databases, implement latest technologies and meet functional and technical requirements.
    • Big Data Platform Engineer: Design, build and administer platforms that combine several big data applications and utilities within a single solution.
  • Master the algorithmic, programming and mathematical techniques used to develop software components for computer games.

    Specialized Courses
    • Gameplay Programming 1
    • Game Engine Architecture
    • Gameplay Programming 2
    • Computer Graphics & Animation
    • Artificial Intelligence for Games
    • Game Tools and Data-Driven Design
    • Multiplayer Games
    • Games in Emerging Technologies & Hardware
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Game Developer: Design new games, including art and animation, or write programs to implement a game.
    • Gameplay Programmer: Enhance computer games with gameplay features that improve the user experience.
  • Learn the specialized skills needed to plan, construct, optimize and manage the computer networks that businesses and organizations rely on every day.

    Specialized Courses
    • IP Engineering 1
    • Network Access Technologies
    • Network Service Applications
    • IP Engineering 2
    • Enterprise Network Operations
    • IP Engineering 3
    • Emerging Topics in Networking
    • Internet Core Technologies
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Network Engineer: Design, install, maintain and support computer networks.
    • Data Network Services: Troubleshoot computer network performance issues, analyze network traffic, plan capacity solutions and ensure service readiness.
    • Network Quality Assurance Engineer: Perform manual and automatic quality assurance testing for networks.

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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


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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


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Program Summary

Program Mission

Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

Critical Performance Statement

Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

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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


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Program Summary

Program availability

Ontario College Diploma

Full-time 2 years Program code: PGASU

Ontario College Diploma
Start date Campus Status
Sep 2022 Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga) Available
Sep 2022 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available
Jan 2023 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available
May 2023 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available

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