This two semester General Arts and Science Liberal Arts Ontario Tech University Transfer pathway is designed for individuals interested in pursuing advanced standing into Year 2 of Ontario Tech’s Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Criminology and Justice, Legal Studies, Community Development and Policy Studies, or Communication and Digital Media Studies.
This program will provide an opportunity to develop and refine academic skills and, ultimately, provide the foundational knowledge needed to help ensure success in subsequent academic studies. This program also allows students to familiarize themselves with the workload at a post-secondary institution.
Students will be required to complete six courses per semester (12 courses in total). These include five core courses in Communications (two), Computers (one), Statistics (one) and Preparing for Academic Success (one). Other prescribed courses in this two semester pathway include Canadian Law (one), Psychology (two), Political Science (one), and Sociology (two).
Graduates of this pathway who have completed the requisite courses with a minimum average grade of at least ‘B+’ (77-79 per cent), with no individual course below ‘B-’ (70-72 per cent), may apply for admission with advanced standing into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Liberal Arts degree programs. It is important to note that admission based on minimum admission requirements is not guaranteed, and that Ontario Tech will give preference to applicants with the best qualifications.
Individual academic planning assistance is also offered by the student advisor, and students are strongly encouraged to meet with their advisor before selecting their courses. Some General Arts and Science courses are also transferable to other post-secondary programs.
- It is each student’s responsibility to ensure that the courses he or she is registered in are appropriate for the stated admission requirements for future program choices.
- Successful completion of the GAST certificate does not guarantee admission into Ontario Tech or other post-secondary programs.
- Each educational institution determines its own admission requirements. If you plan to attend any university other than Ontario Tech or plan to continue your studies at another college, please ensure that courses taken meet that institution’s admission requirements.
- Individual academic planning assistance is offered by the student advisor and students are strongly encouraged to meet with their advisor before selecting their courses.