The one-year, post-secondary general arts and science - arts program is designed for students who wish to obtain the academic admission credentials needed to enter university while exploring arts, science and social science education programs within the college.

The program helps students acquire knowledge in these major disciplines:
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Humanities
  • Modern history
  • Human genomics
  • Communications
  • Hospitality and tourism

During this program, students also explore various career options that these fields offer. This helps them choosing a suitable college program that can lead them to the right career path.

With myriad of post-secondary programs in arts, science and social science, it becomes really difficult for high school students to choose a course that suits their interests and helps them fulfill their career goals. Centennial College’s one-year general arts and science program helps them attain clarity and decide
  • Which stream (field) to choose
  • Which program is most appropriate for them
  • Where they want to study
  • Which arts colleges they should apply with
  • What specialization to choose
  • Whether they need a quickie credential or a degree course
  • What they want to achieve after college or university education

Benefits of a General Arts and Science Program

The program offers a number of advantages to the students.
  • It helps them gain experience in actual university level courses
  • It makes them eligible to participate in articulated programs with selected universities
  • It allows them to apply credits towards further study
  • It helps them choose the curriculum that best fits their interests and career goals
  • It helps them explore employment prospects for available educational programs
  • It helps them make learning an enjoyable and productive journey, as they choose what they like
  • The program runs from one to four semesters in length, depending upon their future goals

Program Details

The general Arts degree Toronto program covers a wide range of subjects including communications, contemporary Canada: places, people and perspectives, math in digital age, pathways to academic success, concepts in humanities, concepts in social science, principles of sociology, developmental psychology, twentieth century history, logical self defense and human genomics: an ethical view.

After one year, the students may proceed directly into year 1 of a university arts program. However, for this, they will need to earn at least a 3.0 GPA.

Admission Requirements

Students interested in exploring various career options in the fields of arts, science and social science along with gaining academic credentials to enter university will need to meet following requirements to apply for this program:
  • Secondary school diploma or equivalent, or a mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or University or equivalent. Those who don’t meet this criterion will have to undergo an English skills assessment provided by the college.

Applications can be submitted in person, by mail or online. Those who are applying through the Second Career Strategy can send their applications to the Employment Training Centre for Second Career.