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General Arts and Science – Liberal Arts Trent Transfer


General Arts and Science – Liberal Arts Trent Transfer


General Arts and Science – Liberal Arts Trent Transfer

General Arts and Science – Trent Transfer

Program Description

The General Arts and Science Trent Transfer stream is specifically designed for individuals interested in pursuing studies in Trent University’s Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Bachelor of Science (Honours).

This two semester program provides the opportunity to develop and refine key academic skills and ultimately provide the foundational knowledge needed to ensure success in subsequent academic studies. It is also designed for individuals who would like to strengthen their science, communication and/or mathematics skills as well as familiarize themselves with college life and college workload.

Overall, students will be required to complete six (three-credit) courses per semester (12 courses in total). These include courses in Preparing for Academic Success (one), Communications (two), Computers (one), Literature (one), Psychology (two), Philosophy (two), Sociology (two) and Statistics (one).

Upon successful completion of the General Arts and Science Trent Transfer stream, students with a minimum 70% average overall and a minimum of 65% in each of the required courses will be eligible to apply to a Bachelor of Arts program at Trent University on an advanced standing basis into Year 2.

Individual academic planning assistance is also offered by the student advisor and it is strongly encouraged for students to 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. Successful completion of the GASA certificate does not guarantee admission into Trent or other post-secondary programs.
  3. Each educational institution determines its own admission requirements. If you plan to attend any university other than Trent or a college, please ensure that courses taken meet its admission requirements.
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Admission Requirements

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Career Options

As a graduate you can proceed to full-time employment or further your studies in other college diploma, advanced diploma or university degree programs.

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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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Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials

Qualified graduates can apply to Trent University’s Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Science (Honours), 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 the Transfer Guide for more information.

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  • code: GASA
  • 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
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
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