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Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts

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 (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 Pathways

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):

Toronto

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Seneca College• Bachelor of Commerce, Human Resources Strategy and Technology
• Bachelor of Commerce, Business Management
University of Toronto• Honours Bachelor of Arts, Faculty of Arts and Science
• Honours Bachelor of Arts
Tyndale University College• Bachelor of Arts (Business Administration, Business Administration – Co-op, Business Administration – Health & Human Services, Business Administration – International Development)
• Bachelor of Arts (Biblical Studies and Theology, English, Health & Human Services with a minor in Psychology, History, Philosophy or Psychology)
York University• Bachelor of Arts

Ontario

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Algoma University• Bachelor of Arts in a related field
Trent University• Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
University of Windsor• Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Work

Canada

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Bishop's University• Bachelor of Arts

U.S.

University/CollegeDegrees Available
University at Buffalo• Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
D'Youville College• BSc/MSc - International Business
• Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Utica College• Bachelor of Arts/Science

International

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Griffith University• Bachelor of Arts

Important Academic Dates

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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
College English
Humanities: The Development of Western Thought I
Foundation of Psychology I
Critical Thinking I
and ONE of the following
Introduction to Mathematics (Algebra)*
Topics in Modern Mathematics*
Introduction to Combinatorial Mathematics*
 
Semester 2
Academic Research and Writing or
Introduction - Scholarly Research and Writing
Humanities: The Development of Western Thought II
Foundations of Psychology II
Introduction to Sociology I: Social Inequality
Critical Thinking II
Introductory French or
Introductory Spanish
 
Semester 3
Academic Research and Writing II
Humanities: The Development of Western Thought III
Introduction to Sociology II: Social Inequality
Introduction to World Literature I
York/U of T/Trent Course**
Intermediate French or
Intermediate Spanish
 
Semester 4
A Social History of Canada
European Art & Culture
Humanities: The Development of Western Thought IV
Introduction to World Literature II
General Education Option
York/U of T/Trent 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
College English
Humanities: The Development of Western Thought I
Foundation of Psychology I
Critical Thinking I
and ONE of the following
Introduction to Mathematics (Algebra)*
Topics in Modern Mathematics*
Introduction to Combinatorial Mathematics*
 
Semester 2
Academic Research and Writing or
Introduction - Scholarly Research and Writing
Humanities: The Development of Western Thought II
Foundations of Psychology II
Introduction to Sociology I: Social Inequality
Critical Thinking II
Introductory French or
Introductory Spanish
 
Semester 3
Academic Research and Writing II
Humanities: The Development of Western Thought III
Introduction to Sociology II: Social Inequality
Introduction to World Literature I
York/U of T/Trent Course**
Intermediate French or
Intermediate Spanish
 
Semester 4
A Social History of Canada
European Art & Culture
Humanities: The Development of Western Thought IV
Introduction to World Literature II
General Education Option
York/U of T/Trent 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 or
ENG207
Academic Research and Writing or
Introduction - Scholarly 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: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
admissions@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Simona Cojanu
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22758
Simona.Cojanu@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisors:
Markham Campus: Steve Bennett
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 77434
Steve.Bennett@senecacollege.ca
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: Camille Soucie
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22309
Camille.Soucie@senecacollege.ca
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