Critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity…
Graduates need these skills to succeed in today’s diverse and complex world.
The General Education, Communications and General Arts and Sciences courses offered by the Faculty of Liberal Studies help students develop these essential durable skills. Learn more below.
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
LS@durhamcollege.caRoom A160, Oshawa campus
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Criminology, community development, communication... Liberal Arts covers a lot of ground. This 8-month program helps students determine their area of interest, while strengthening communication and thinking skills. Successful graduates may be eligible for advanced standing in several Ontario Tech degree programs.
With a focus on social science, critical thinking, and communication skills, this program is designed for individuals interested in pursuing advanced standing into the second year of Trent University’s Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) programs.
Still deciding what you want to do? This 8-month program is for you. Strengthen critical thinking and communication skills employers are looking for, while earning credits transferable towards future post-secondary programs.
Interested in what makes people tick? This 8-month program helps students strengthen in-demand critical thinking skills while adjusting to post-secondary life. Successful graduates may be eligible to enter semester three of the Forensic Psychology program at Ontario Tech.
Designed for individuals interested in science and engineering programs, this 8-month program strengthens the foundational science, math, and communications skills needed in the post-secondary environment.
School-College-Work Initiative (Dual Credit) – an initiative that helps decrease the secondary school dropout rate of at-risk students by giving them access to the many benefits of a college education while helping them complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma