What will I learn?

This program is designed to offer transfer pathways to additional college and university programs.

Program Highlights

Designed to help you reach and achieve your desired academic path and career potential.
Flexibility and wide range of electives offered allow you to customize your learning based on your specific areas of interest.
Pathway into university studies with up to two years of direct and non-specified university transfer credit.
Cost-effective and efficient path to completing a degree at the university level.

University Transfer Pathway

Complete a TWO YEAR diploma in General Arts & Science - University Transfer (208) and earn up to 1.5 years worth of transfer credit at the university level.

What you'll learn

Wide variety of course options available that, upon successful program completion, can lead you to future studies in business, health sciences, social sciences, human services and other college and university programs.
Gain transferable academic and employability skills that will help you to succeed in postsecondary education and in the workplace.
Develop communications competence to a level required by business and other industries.

How you’ll gain skills

Participating in experiential learning opportunities via partnerships within the Hamilton community.
Apply cumulative program knowledge through a capstone research project .

Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies**:

Students and graduates are encouraged to speak to faculty or staff about pathways opportunities.

Earn a degree:

Athabasca University - Bachelor of Professional Arts in Human Services

McMaster University - Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences or Humanities

University of Toronto - Mississauga - Honours Bachelor of Arts

Your future career options

Obtaining a postsecondary certificate in General Arts and Science equips you with the essential employability skills that employers are seeking and offers a postsecondary credential that is often a requirement for various fields of employment.
Graduates of the General Arts and Science program are prepared to pursue careers in every industry. Our students have gone on to become healthcare workers, engineers, entrepreneurs, television broadcasters, researchers, lawyers, and even professors in our program.

Where you could work includes:

Social Sciences
Business Administration
Environmental Studies
Health Sciences
Computer Sciences

Which department am I in?

Mohawk College

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$16,015.00 (US$ 11,444) per year
Semester 1: CAN $7,490.57; Semester 2: CAN $7,550.57

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020


Mohawk College

Fennell Campus,

135 Fennell Avenue West,


Ontario (ON),

L9C 0E5, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:

Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent

Grade 10 Mathematics, D or P level or equivalent is recommended for students taking Math and Science courses

Language Requirements for International Students:

See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Successful completion of GAS-EAP (478) Program Level 8
TOEFL minimum score of 550 (79-80 Internet based)
or IELTS Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall with no band less than 5.5


About this uni

At Mohawk College, students are provided a world of opportunity and will have the chance to develop skills crucial to becoming work ready graduates.

  • Hamilton-based college with large international community
  • Three modern campuses with recent renovations
  • 30+ support services for international students
  • More than 100 programs covering a range of subject areas