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Liberal Arts University Transfer

Available: Fall, Winter

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.

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


4 Semesters (2 Years)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Diploma

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 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.

Related Careers


This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

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).

Program Costs

Choose academic year:

Tuition – Domestic


Tuition – International


Book & Supply Costs


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

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.

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

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.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.


Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

416.491.5050 ext. 22840

Student Recruitment

Have questions about Seneca’s campuses, financial aid, student supports and more? Connect with one of our student recruiters for more information or to book a campus tour.

416.491.5050 ext. 22608
Additional Contacts
Financial Aid & Awards

Program Coordinator

Newnham Campus
Denise Wales 416.491.5050 ext. 22587
Seneca@York Campus
Shereen Hassanein 416.491.5050 ext. 33437

Program Chair

Camille Soucie 416.491.5050 ext. 22309


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Nicholas Esper was attractred to Seneca’s Liberal Arts program because of its unique approach. Toronto Sun article (pdf)

Transfer Experience

Check out our student blogger's posts about his transfer experience at the College.


This program is designed for those who want to pursue a university education. Video

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions

Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities

Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees

A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates

Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network

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Rohan George

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