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General Arts & Science – Business


General Arts & Science – Business


General Arts & Science – Business

General Arts and Science – Business

Program Description

The General Arts and Science - Business program is specifically designed for individuals who do not meet the entrance requirements into Durham College’s business and business administration programs. This offering will provide the courses necessary for success in subsequent business program studies at Durham College.

Upon successful completion of the first semester of this program, students can apply to transfer directly into semester two of one of the business (2 year) or business administration (3 year) programs at Durham College.  Areas of study include:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Operations

Students who decide not to transfer into a business program will complete the program requirements of the General Arts and Science program and graduate with an Ontario College Certificate.

Individual academic planning assistance is offered by the School of Business, IT & Management Student Advisor.  It is strongly recommended that students meet with their advisor before selecting their courses. Some General Arts and Science courses are also transferable to other post-secondary programs. 


  1. 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.
  2. Since each educational institution determines its own admission requirements, if you are planning to attend another college or a university, please ensure that the courses taken meet the other institution’s admission requirements.
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Admission Requirements

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Career Options

As a graduate, you can proceed to full-time employment in a variety of business environments or further your studies in another college diplomas, advanced diplomas or university degree program.

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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Compulsory Ancillary


Program Incidental$0$0
Total Fees:$3,991$14,163

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Laptop Requirements

Students enrolled in General Arts and Science - Business do not require a laptop for their first semester but are advised that a laptop will be required for 2nd semester should they transfer to the Business Administration program as part of their chosen major. In preparing for that transition, please review the laptop requirements of the program you wish to transfer into.

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  • code: GASB
  • Program length: Two semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Certificate
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2018
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
    • Program intake status is Closed Closed: January 2018
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