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Liberal Arts University Transfer

Liberal Arts University Transfer

Program Code:LAT
Campus:Newnham, Seneca@York
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

This program is designed for those who wish to pursue a university education and allows students to complete a diploma and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in as little as four years. After two semesters and provided that you meet all requirements, you'll have the opportunity to apply for joint university partnership status with the University of Toronto St. George, University of Toronto Scarborough or York University. Your studies in LAT feature a core program rooted in a variety of humanities and social science disciplines and emphasize skills development in literacy, numeracy and critical thinking for university level studies.

Academic Opportunities

Graduates utilize the skills acquired in the program to enter the working world or pursue further education. Educational opportunities include:

  • applying to the joint Seneca/York program
  • applying to the joint Seneca/University of Toronto program
  • applying to the joint Seneca/University of Toronto Scarborough program
  • applying to the joint Seneca/Trent University pilot program
  • applying directly to university
  • applying to continue studies at Bishop’s University (Quebec)
  • transferring to the Seneca Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program
  • transferring to another Seneca degree program.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Fees

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Your Career

The four-semester Liberal Arts University Transfer (LAT) diploma program could be your path to a bachelor’s degree. Our graduates have transferred to York University, University of Toronto, Ryerson University, Bishop’s University and other universities in Canada and the United States, where they have received bachelor’s degrees in various disciplines. Dozens of former LAT students hold master’s degrees in a variety of academic disciplines. Many are enrolled in professional programs such as Law and Education, while others hold key positions in marketing, advertising, sales and other business areas.

Academic Opportunities

Graduates utilize the skills acquired in the program to enter the working world or pursue further education. Educational opportunities include:

  • applying to the joint Seneca/York program;
  • applying to the joint Seneca/University of Toronto program;
  • applying to the joint Seneca/University of Toronto Scarborough pilot program
  • applying to the joint Seneca/Trent University pilot program;
  • applying directly to University;
  • applying to continue studies at D’Youville College (Buffalo);
  • applying to continue studies at Bishop’s University (Quebec);
  • transferring to the Seneca Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program; or
  • transferring to a Seneca degree program.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
HUM100 Humanities: The Development of Western Thought I
PSY191 Foundation of Psychology I
YKC100 Critical Thinking I
and ONE of the following
MTH159* Introduction to Mathematics (Algebra)
MTH259* Topics in Modern Mathematics*
MTH359* Introduction to Combinatorial Mathematics*
 
Semester 2
ARW250 Academic Research and Writing
FLS100 or
SPN100
Introductory French or
Introductory Spanish
HUM200 Humanities: The Development of Western Thought II
PSY291 Foundations of Psychology II
SCL191 Introduction to Sociology I: Social Inequality
YKC200 Critical Thinking II
 
Semester 3
ARW350 Academic Research and Writing II
FLS200 or
SPN200
Intermediate French or
Intermediate Spanish
HUM301 Humanities: The Development of Western Thought III
SCL291 Introduction to Sociology II: Social Inequality
YKL100 Introduction to World Literature I
Plus: York/U of T/Trent Course**
 
Semester 4
CAN604 A Social History of Canada
HUM389 European Art & Culture
HUM400 Humanities: The Development of Western Thought IV
YKL200 Introduction to World Literature II
York/U of T/Trent Course**
plus: General Education Course
 

* Students will be placed in the appropriate level of mathematics depending on the results of placement tests.
** Students in the University Partnership Program take a university course as part of this program. These courses are taught by York, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Scarborough or Trent faculty at the respective university campus. Students pay university tuition for these courses in addition to the normal Seneca tuition fees.

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
HUM100 Humanities: The Development of Western Thought I
PSY191 Foundation of Psychology I
YKC100 Critical Thinking I
and ONE of the following
MTH159* Introduction to Mathematics (Algebra)
MTH259* Topics in Modern Mathematics*
MTH359* Introduction to Combinatorial Mathematics*
 
Semester 2
ARW250 Academic Research and Writing
FLS100 or
SPN100
Introductory French or
Introductory Spanish
HUM200 Humanities: The Development of Western Thought II
PSY291 Foundations of Psychology II
SCL191 Introduction to Sociology I: Social Inequality
YKC200 Critical Thinking II
 
Semester 3
ARW350 Academic Research and Writing II
FLS200 or
SPN200
Intermediate French or
Intermediate Spanish
HUM301 Humanities: The Development of Western Thought III
SCL291 Introduction to Sociology II: Social Inequality
YKL100 Introduction to World Literature I
Plus: York/U of T/Trent Course**
 
Semester 4
CAN604 A Social History of Canada
HUM389 European Art & Culture
HUM400 Humanities: The Development of Western Thought IV
YKL200 Introduction to World Literature II
York/U of T/Trent Course**
plus: General Education Course
 

* Students will be placed in the appropriate level of mathematics depending on the results of placement tests.
** Students in the University Partnership Program take a university course as part of this program. These courses are taught by York, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Scarborough or Trent faculty at the respective university campus. Students pay university tuition for these courses in addition to the normal Seneca tuition fees.

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC150 College English 3
HUM100 Humanities: The Development of Western Thought I 4
PSY191 Foundations of Psychology I 3
YKC100 Critical Thinking I 3
and ONE of the following:
MTH159 * Introduction to Mathematics (Algebra) 4
MTH259 * Topics in Modern Mathematics 4
MTH359 * Introduction to Combinatorial Mathematics 4
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ARW250 Academic Research and Writing 3
3
FLS100 or
SPN100
Introductory French or
Introductory Spanish
3
3
HUM200 Humanities: The Development of Western Thought II 4
PSY291 Foundations of Psychology II 3
SCL191 Introduction to Sociology I 3
YKC200 Critical Thinking II 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ARW350 Academic Research and Writing II 3
FLS200 or
SPN200
Intermediate French or
Intermediate Spanish
3
3
HUM301 Humanities: The Development of Western Thought III 4
SCL291 Introduction to Sociology II 3
YKL100 Introduction to World Literature I 3
UNIXXX ** York/U of T/Trent Course I 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CAN604 A Social History of Canada 3
HUM389 European Art and Culture 3
HUM400 Humanities: The Development of Western Thought IV 4
YKL200 Introduction to World Literature II 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
UNIXXX ** York Course II 3
 

* Students will be placed in the appropriate level of mathematics depending on the results of placement tests.
** Only students enrolled in the University Partnership Program with York, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Scarborough or Trent take this course. These courses are taught by York, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Scarborough or Trent faculty at the respective university campus. Students pay university tuition for these courses in addition to the normal Seneca College tuition fees.

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Maureen Massicot
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22014
Maureen.Massicot@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Lerna Francisco
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22758
Lerna.Francisco@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisors:
Newnham Campus: Ashitha Jacob
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22584
Ashitha.Jacob@senecacollege.ca
Seneca@York Campus: Vernette Fulgence
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 44752
Vernette.Fulgence@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator, Newnham Campus: Denise Wales
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22587
Denise.Wales@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator, Seneca@York Campus: Shereen Hassanein
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33437
Shereen.Hassanein@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair (Acting): Riaz Saloojee
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22045
Riaz.Saloojee@senecacollege.ca
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