This program is designed for individuals interested in pursuing various science and engineering programs at UOIT.
This program offers an opportunity to develop and refine academic skills (for science, mathematics and communication that is necessary for admission) and ultimately provide foundational knowledge needed to ensure success in subsequent academic studies. Some General Arts and Science courses are also transferable to other post-secondary programs.
This program is three semesters in length and is designed to reinforce key academic skills while providing a broad range of post-secondary courses designed to specifically support academic and career goals. Students in this stream are required to complete six (three-credit) courses per semester over three semesters (18 courses in total). These include five core (or mandatory) courses including Communications (two), Computers (one), Advanced Math (one) and Preparing for Academic Success (one). In addition, thirteen non-core courses are also taken including Advanced Math (four), Physics (three), Biology (two) and Chemistry (two) and general education elective courses (two). While the course Issues and Ethics in Science is highly recommended, the elective courses can be drawn from a wide array of courses in social sciences and liberal arts.
Graduates of the General Arts and Science program may qualify for admission to and/or advanced standing to pursue additional college or university studies.
- 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 GASZ certificate does not guarantee admission into UOIT or other post-secondary programs.
- Each educational institution determines its own admission requirements. If you plan to attend any university other than UOIT or a college, please ensure that courses taken meet its admission requirements.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
- Grade 12 English (C or U)
As a graduate, you can proceed to full-time employment or further your studies in another college diploma, advanced diploma or university degree program.
Please note: Each educational institution determines its own admission requirements. If you plan to attend any college other than Durham College or a university, please ensure that courses taken meet its admission requirements.Back to Top
Course List & Descriptions
- Chemistry I (CHEM 1301)
- Communcation Essentials (COMM 1710)
- Issues and Ethics in Science (GNED 1503)
- Advanced Math I (MATH 1316)
- Preparing for Academic Success (SUCC 1300)
- General Education Elective (GNED 0000)
- Advanced Math IV (MATH 3301)
- Advanced Math V (MATH 3303)
- Physics II (PHYS 3305)
- Physics III (PHYS 3309)
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.Back to Top
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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.Back to Top
Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials
Qualified graduates can apply to various science and engineering programs at UOIT, and may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.
Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.Back to Top
- ontariocolleges.ca code: GASZ
- Program length: Three semesters
- Credential awarded: Ontario College Certificate
- Location: Oshawa
- School: School of Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)
- Domestic tuition: $4,276 (CDN)
- Intake Statuses
- Open: September 2017
- International Intake Statuses
- Open: September 2017