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MINISTRY-APPROVED PROGRAM TITLE: General Arts and Science - One-year
Interested in what makes people tick? This eight-month program helps students strengthen in-demand critical thinking skills while adjusting to post-secondary life. Successful graduates may be eligible for advanced standing into the second year of Ontario Tech University’s Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Forensic Psychology. Note: Students must complete BIOL 1841U – Essentials of Biology during their first semester of study at Ontario Tech or during the preceding spring/summer term. This pathway also provides opportunities to strengthen critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, increase social science knowledge (particularly with respect to psychology) and sharpen essential academic skills.
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To help students succeed in programs with remote learning requirements, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified minimum technology recommendations. While these are not program requirements, these suggestions will help ensure students have the right tools to support a quality remote learning experience.
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This two-semester General Arts and Science Liberal Arts Ontario Tech University Transfer pathway is designed for individuals interested in pursuing studies in Ontario Tech’s Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Forensic Psychology.
Students will refine essential academic skills and develop the foundational knowledge needed to help ensure success in subsequent post-secondary studies. Students will strengthen their critical thinking and communication skills, while also increasing their knowledge of the social sciences (particularly with respect to psychology) and familiarizing themselves with the rigors and opportunities of post-secondary life.
Students will be required to complete six courses per semester (12 courses in total). Topics and subject areas include academic preparation, critical thinking, computer skills, communications, psychology and sociology, among others.
Graduates of this pathway who have completed all 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 into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Forensic Psychology program.
The student advisor offers individual academic planning assistance; students are strongly encouraged to meet with their advisor before selecting courses. Some General Arts and Science courses are also transferable to other post-secondary programs.
The courses listed below are for incoming students. If you are a current student, please refer to your program of study for the year you began your program. Your program of study can be found on MyDC.
Courses, course descriptions and delivery formats are subject to change.
More than 75% of this program is delivered in-person.
The rest of the coursework will be delivered using hybrid, flexible or online formats. Students will come to campus to complete in-person learning requirements. Detailed schedules, with course-specific delivery information, will be available after registration. Courses, course descriptions and delivery formats are subject to change.
Qualified graduates can apply to Ontario Tech’s Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Forensic Psychology and other liberal arts programs, and may also be eligible to apply their academic credits towards further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.
Please visit our pathways page to learn more about how you can transfer your credits towards a degree.
To help students have the best remote learning experience possible, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified technology recommendations for each program based on course needs and software requirements. While not required, students may want to consider these suggestions if they are purchasing a computer or laptop for the upcoming academic year.
Storage: 256GB SSD
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional or Education x64 SP1
Internet Browser: Google Chrome (newest version) or Firefox (newest version)
Network Adapter: 802.11ac 2.4/5 GHz wireless adapter
Camera: Webcam/built-in camera
Questions regarding technology recommendations can be directed to the IT Service Desk or the school office.