Diploma in Liberal Arts

The Diploma in Liberal Arts has roots in classical antiquity where you will be introduced to a relatively wide range of subjects in order to acquire knowledge and intellectual capacities that are general to all walks of life, rather than specific to a particular profession or trade.

  • Courses to complete: 10 core + electives
  • Credit hours: 60
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Program duration: Part-time study OR 24 months full-time
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The Diploma in Liberal Arts satisfies the core requirements for the 4-year Bachelor of Arts degree programs.

Credit Hours Required Courses
0.0 ARTS 099 or CCE 099 Academic Integrity Workshop
3.0 ENGL 100 Critical Reading and Writing I
3.0 INDG 100 Introductory to Indigenous Studies
3.0 Logical and Numerical Reasoning: One of: PHIL 150, ECON 224, any 100- or 200-level MATH course, SOST 201 or 100- or 200-level STAT Course
3.0 Any 100- or 200-level Humanities course from the following: ARTS, CATH, CLAS, EAS, ENGL, HIST, HUM, INDL, IDS, LING, PAST, PHIL, RLST or WGST
3.0 Any 100- or 200-level Social Sciences course from the following: ANTH, ECON, GES (except GES 121, 203, 207, and 297AA-ZZ), HS, ILP, IS, JRN, JS, NSLI, PPE, PSCI, PSYC, SOC or SOST 3.0 Any 100- or 200-level Indigenous Knowledge course from the following: INCA, INHS or INDG (except INDG 100 or 104)
3.0 Any 100- or 200-level Media, Art and Performance course from the following: ART, ARTH, CTCH, FILM, INA, INAH, MAP, MU, MUCO, MUEN, MUHI, MUTH, THAC, THDS, THEA, THST or THTR
3.0 Any 100- or 200-level Science course from the following: ASTR, BIOC, BIOL, CHEM (except CHEM 100), CS, GEOL, GES (GES 121, 203, 207, or 297AA-ZZ) or PHYS
6.0 Any two courses in the same Additional Language from the following: ARBC, CHIN, CREE, DAK, DENE, FRN, GER, JAPN, LANG, NAK, NISH, SPAN, CLAS 150 and 151, CLAS 160 and 161, CLAS 260 and 261, RLST 184 and 284 or RLST 188 or 288
18.0-24.0 Any minor offered by the Faculty of Arts (refer to the list of minors on the undergraduate calendar)

Two to four open electives

60.0 Total: 60.00% PGPA, 60.00% Minor GPA, and 60.00% UGPA required

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The Laddering Option

  1. Liberal Arts Certificate
  2. Liberal Arts Diploma
  3. Bachelor of Arts

If you are interested in the laddering option, seek advising early in your program.