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Diploma in General Arts and Science

St. Lawrence College - Kingston Campus St. Lawrence College - Kingston Campus, Canada

Intake Jan 2024

Jan 2023, May 2023, Sep 2022, Sep 2023

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CAD 18173

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 100

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24 months


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Program Overview

The General Arts & Science Diploma provides a broad liberal arts curriculum designed with the advice of our community partners, to prepare students for the workforce, other college programs, or transfer to university. Paired with hands-on instruction, and exciting new experiential learning opportunities, General Arts and Science Diploma graduates leave us prepared for their next steps out into the world.

Core courses provide a solid foundation in communications, critical thinking skills, digital literacy, numeracy, inclusivity, science, and general education. Complementing these are varied electives such as Film, Addictions, Fitness, Psychology, and dozens more. Our students scaffold their studies by earning at least three Advanced Level Learning credits, in both applied and social sciences, math, and/or communications before graduating.

In the third and fourth semesters, GAS Diploma students will learn to research various local issues, and apply the skills and knowledge gained in the program to offer creative solutions to one specific problem in a community.


  • All courses are chosen in consultation with the program coordinator, ensuring the right mix to meet each student’s interests and vocational goals.
  • General Arts & Science is a flexible program. Course sequence can change subject to student goals and class availability.
  • Diploma graduates are prepared to enter the workforce directly, or they may continue their studies in advanced level programs at the college.
  • Students who self-identify as Pre-University work with the Program Coordinator to further customize their diploma course selection in preparation for university study. Key academic areas (Communications, Applied Science, Social Science, Math) are emphasized in accordance with the student's goals. Potential transfer opportunities exist at a number of Canadian universities; exploring these possibilities is at the discretion of the student. Please contact the program coordinator for more information.

Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0  Minimum Listening - 6.0  Minimum Reading - 6.0  Minimum Writing - 6.0  Minimum Speaking - 6.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s).
    • Grade 12 English at the C or U level
    • Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level

6 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
50% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Tuition Fee

CAD 100

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11000 Per year

Average Cost of Living

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