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Why Take a General Arts and Science Program?

Courses in General Arts and Science programs prepare you for future success in diploma programs or for degree studies at Humber or at university. Students who transfer to diploma programs at Humber receive significant transfer credit and may also receive transfer credit in other college or university programs. Take advantage of academic advising while you progress through the program toward your future career goals.


220+ full-time programs


100+ pathways with partners in Ontario, Canada and abroad


87% of graduates are employed within six months of graduation*

*2019-2020 Humber Key Performance Indicator survey results.

Choose from any of three General Arts and Science programs to get prepared for your future education. A common first year allows students to change their program selection after semester one. Get started without the stress of choosing ahead of time.

Success Starts Here!

If you are ready to begin diploma or degree studies, but you need to improve your grades or you want to explore your options, then the General Arts and Science College Transfer or University Transfer is a great choice!

Take the First Step

Build the strong academic base you need to be successful in your later studies. Learn through small classes, individual attention and support for every student and academic advising for every student.

Sustainability Learning Options

If you are passionate about the environment and social justice, you can enhance your General Arts and Science program with our one-of-a-kind Sustainability Learning Opportunities.

Popular Choices with Graduates

View some of the programs that Humber graduates typically move into.

Build Your Foundation

If you are interested in a career in the health sciences, but you need background knowledge in science and mathematics, the Health and Science program is a great choice. Students in the Health and Science program improve their reading, writing, critical thinking, and math skills as well as taking foundational courses in biology, chemistry and anatomy and physiology.

Popular Choices for Graduates

Students who complete a certificate in Health and Science are eligible to apply for the UNB/Humber Bachelor of Nursing, the Humber RPN, Pharmacy Technician and Paramedic programs, as well as health sciences programs at other colleges. You may also be eligible to receive transfer credits. For detailed information, visit Transfer Credit Guide.

Build Your Foundation

This one year certificate program focuses on providing students with the necessary foundational skills in mathematics and English while also exploring concepts in the humanities and sciences. You will take courses in physics, chemistry, computer applications, AutoCAD, and technology foundations.

Popular Choices with Graduates

Students who successfully complete all courses may qualify for acceptance into a number of engineering programs at Humber: Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Computer and Network Support Technician, Electrical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Electromechanical Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology and Sustainable Energy and Building Technology. You may also be eligible to receive transfer credits. For detailed information, visit Transfer Credit Guide.

General Arts and Science Program Info Sessions and Support

Academic Support

Students will have an academic advisor who will help you in the transition to postsecondary studies, assist you in making academic decisions, introduce you to the many student services available at the college, and guide you through the application process for your target program.

Info Session

Come back for more information on upcoming General Arts and Science Info Sessions.