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General Arts and Science - University Transfer (Diploma)

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Program Code: 09111 Credential: Diploma Program Length: 4 semesters Delivery Mode (Semester 1 Delivery Fall 2021)  : Online/In-personProgram and course details can be viewed on Current Student Resources  
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Program Overview

Choosing your future career and what to study can be challenging. Humber’s General Arts and Science - University Transfer (Diploma) program helps you develop the academic skills you need for degree-level studies. We focus on writing, literature, sociology, psychology – courses that will benefit your future studies in the humanities and social sciences. The program provides transfer credit, easier transition to university level learning and personalized student supports for academic advising. This is the perfect environment for you to learn about your career and academic choices and possibilities. Start gaining credits while still deciding what to specialize in – take control of your academic future and choose a pathway that leads to your academic success!

This program provides you with:

  • a variety of courses to help you discover your interests and choose a future program and career
  • time to strengthen your skills in writing, reading and comprehension
  • opportunities to upgrade your grades to achieve admission requirements
  • transfer credits towards future programs, which may lead to fewer courses in your next program of study
  • a strong academic foundation to prepare for success in degree-level programs

International Students: Please contact gas@humber.ca to find out if this program is right for you.

The Humber Advantage:

Personalized academic advising to support you through your transition to postsecondary with workshops, individual and group advising sessions. Plus you can study subjects you enjoy to help you discover your areas of most interest to choose your future program and career.

  • study with experienced faculty in a variety of humanities and social sciences disciplines
  • learn in an interactive and diverse learning environment
  • experience a variety of unique learning opportunities including: guest speakers, field trips, participation in college-wide workshops and events
Courses Learning Outcomes


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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Develop, through general knowledge gained in a wide range of subjects, insight into both self and society.
  2. Develop flexibility and clarity of thought and expression in order to develop communications competence to a level required by business and industry.
  3. Understand and utilize critical thinking processes and problem solving techniques.
  4. 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.
  5. Employ basic vocational skills drawn from the areas of the Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences or Vocational Studies (Business, Technology).


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Green Options for GAS University Transfer Diploma Students

Interested in environmental and social sustainability? Think you might be headed toward a career in the green sector? If this sounds like you, consider choosing one of these two options:

Option 1: Sustainability Specializations

If you want to stand out to employers and meet other like-minded students -you can. For guided extra-curricular learning and action challenges, volunteering on campus, and taking 1-3 eco-focused courses as part of your program, choose one of two Sustainability Specializations.

Option 2: Sustainability Stream

Want to earn more than a Specialization? Choose the Sustainability Stream if you’re pretty sure a green career is in your future and you need some help getting started. In the Sustainability Stream, you will take core courses in sustainability, and you’ll complete work that is focused on sustainability and the green career sector.

Student Testimonials

emily

Emily talks about how the program helps students improve skills such as analytical skills and essay writing, particularly students with limited experience or preparation for post-secondary education.

Erica

Erica describes her academic challenges in high school and how the General Arts and Science Pathway program at Humber College helped her to achieve academic success and prepare her for University.

Nelson

Nelson shares how the variety of courses in the General Arts and Science Program at Humber College helps students who are unsure, make a decision on which program they may want to pursue as well as guide their career paths.

Yaz

Yaz explains that the Pathways Program at Humber College has given her a well-rounded experience, where she has made new friends and was able to realize her full potential.

“After more than six years of working jobs that didn't challenge or excite me, I finally feel that I have a purpose. If you're struggling to find a path, the Humber General Arts and Science program can help you find your purpose.”

Cameron, Graduate


Featured Alumna & Alumni

Marcia Brown

Marcia Brown
Liberal Arts and Sciences, 1987; Early Childhood Education, 2006
Founder and Executive Director, Trust 15

Marcia Brown is the Executive Director and Founder of Trust 15, a youth community support organization in her home community of Rexdale. Trained as an educator, Brown built Trust 15 by canvassing her neighbourhood with flyers and creating an after-school program for 15 girls at a local community church. Today, as head of the organization, she provides critical mentoring opportunities to hundreds of boys and girls and their families. Brown is celebrated and awarded as a community leader, activist and enabler, and is a resilient advocate for youth in need of self-confidence and self-esteem.

Jamil Jivani

Jamil Jivani
General Arts and Science, 2006
Activist and Author

Jamil Jivani is a lawyer, activist, professor and author, whose work centres on issues impacting youth, and low-income families. He founded the Citizen Empowerment Project to empower underrepresented communities to engage with national legal and policy issues such as police carding and voter turnout. A Yale Law graduate, he was named the 2015 Young Lawyer of the Year by the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers. In 2018, Jivani authored Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity, a critically acclaimed book recounting his experiences and using them to open discussions around finding a solution to these issues.

Your Career

In our program, you will continue to build key foundational skills in communication, critical thinking and teamwork. You will also further develop your interpersonal skills and understanding of yourself and the society in which you live.  All of these will prepare you for further success at the postsecondary level or allow you to enter the workforce, secure in your ability to make a positive contribution in a variety of industries.

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Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2021 Lakeshore Open
North Open
January 2022 North Open
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2021 Lakeshore Not Available
North Not Available
January 2022 North Not Available

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On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)

    or

    or

    Post-admission testing in writing and basic mathematics is required. Applicants may be counselled into an alternative choice based on test results. While the General Arts and Science programs have been designed to prepare students to enter a major course of study in their chosen area, a General Arts and Science certificate or diploma is neither a guarantee, nor a requirement for entry into subsequent programs at Humber or elsewhere.

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1, 2, 3, 4

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Intel i5 Intel i5
OS Windows 7-10, Mac OS 10.10-15 Windows 10, Mac OS 10.10-15
Memory 8GB of RAM Expandable to 16 GB
Storage 250 GB storage space Solid State Drive (SSD) preferable
Monitor 1024 x 768 display, 13 inches 1024 x 768 display, 13 inches
Other USB3 ports, Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac Built-in Ethernet port and a USBc port

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

Michelle Jordan, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 74049
michelle.jordan@humber.ca

Fees

The 2021-2022 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,705.14
  • international: $16,414.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Bachelor of Arts Humanities/Social Science

Humber and Bishop's University have partnered to facilitate a transfer opportunity in which graduates of Humber's General Arts and Science Diploma with the appropriate prerequisite qualifications and grades are eligible for advanced standing into Bishop's Bachelor of Arts, Humanities/Social Science program.

Applicants may be eligible for:

  • 30 transfer credits if they have achieved a GPA of 70-79.9%
  • 45 transfer credits if they have achieved a GPA of 80% or greater

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Arts

Humber graduates of the General Arts and Science - University Transfer Diploma who have achieved an overall Grade Point Average of 2.0 (60%) will be granted advanced standing into Year 3 (60 credits) of the Bachelor of Arts degree at VIU.

 Prior to completion of the GAS/UT Diploma, and subject to availability, Humber students may take no more than 3 courses at VIU (or 9 credits) as visiting students on a Letter of Permission. VIU credits are not eligible to be transferred back to VIU. In cases where a student has used VIU credits to complete the Humber GAS/UT Diploma the number of Advanced Standing credits awarded will be reduced accordingly. Humber GAS/UT graduates will be regarded as having satisfied VIU's Breadth Requirement and Degree English Requirements.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Honours

University of Toronto Woodsworth. Upon completion of the first two semesters of the Humber College Two-Year General Arts & Science University Transfer Diploma, students will be recommended for the Pilot Program status to the faculty of Arts & Science via the Registrar, Woodsworth College. Students who have been accepted into the Pilot Program will be eligible to enroll as Non-Degree Visiting Students in a University of Toronto course during the summer session prior to entering their third semester at Humber College.  While completing the last two semesters of the Humber College two-year General Arts & Sciences Diploma, students who have been accepted into the Pilot Program in September and January will then be eligible to enroll as Non-Degree Visiting Students in a University of Toronto course while attending their second year in the General Arts & Science Diploma. 

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

PROGRAM OFFERED AT GLENDON COLLEGE. Students must successfully complete the GAS Diploma  program with a minimum average of 70%. Students will be eligible to receive 45 transfer credits towards any Bachelor of Arts Degree offered at Glendon College, York University. 

For more information visit the York University website.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements

Bachelor of Applied Management

Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the four-year Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John. 

Depending on the diploma program, students may be exempted from study in certain courses and therefore, requested to take alternate courses offered by the Faculty of Business. 

Please note:  Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Business Bachelor of Business Administration

Students who complete a 2 year diploma at Humber will be granted 60 credit hours toward the completion of a bachelor degree program at Davenport University. You will need to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours (approximately two years of full-time attendance) to meet residency and program requirements and to complete your bachelor degree program. Students must complete a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours to earn a bachelor degree. The total credit hours will include the completed 2 year diploma classes plus any courses completed through Davenport University.

If you still have questions, reach out to the transfer admissions team at info@davenport.edu or 1.800.686.1600

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution.

Honours Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Humber and Seneca Colleges have entered into an agreement that increases student opportunities for degree completion at both institutions.  Humber graduates may transfer into Seneca’s Honours Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with entry into Semester 4, Year 2 of the program.    

Admissions:

All applicants to Seneca degree programs are required to have successfully completed the related Humber program with a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (70%).

All applicants may apply through the Ontario College Application Service and must submit an official academic transcript for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.  The application must be received no later than the stated deadline for the given term being applied for in order to qualify for admission.

For further information, please contact:  academic.pathways@senecacollege.ca

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Law LLB

Humber students who have successfully completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in any field at Humber College and meet the requirements, will be considered for admission into the University of Gloucestershire's Bachelor of Law LLB program. 

International students should demonstrate and must provide evidence that they have attained a level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in writing. Alternative acceptable English Language qualifications can be found at: www.glos.ac.uk/study/international

Students will be expected to attend an Academic Induction preceding entry to the program. Students admitted to the UoG program will pay the appropriate annual tuition fee rate. The definitive fees will be those published here: http://www.glos.ac.uk/international

Students admitted to UoG from Humber will be eligible to receive the international bursary. This award, and its ruling terms and conditions, is subject to change on an annual basis. For September 2020/January 2021 entry, the applicable bursary is £3,000, and will be automatically applied against tuition for successful applicants from Humber. Please note that the bursary is only available to students who are studying full-time at the UoG on campus in the UK, and completing a full degree (not available for distance learning or master's stage students).

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Contact us for more information:

Shandin Rickard-Hughes
International Marketing & Student Recruitment Manager, Americas
srickardhughes@glos.ac.uk

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Program Specific Questions

Michelle Jordan, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 74049
michelle.jordan@humber.ca

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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