2 Years - 4 Semesters Ontario College Diploma
September and January Intakes are available for this program. Please contact the Registrar`s Office for further information.
If you are looking to explore a wide variety of subject areas like communications, social sciences, humanities, the arts or math and science at a post-secondary level, and discover what it is that interests you most, this two-year program is for you. Liberal Studies can provide an excellent foundation for those seeking preparation for a University education or a career that requires wide-ranging and flexible, transferable skills, which meet the needs of many employers. Liberal Studies can be taken full or part-time allowing you flexibility in your studies.
Articulation agreements between the Liberal Studies program and Universities exist.
Transfer links exist for Liberal Studies graduates moving on to complete degree studies at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Depending on degree choices, students with a high-standing GPA in the two-year Liberal Studies diploma may gain up to 1.5 years of credit at Algoma University.
A graduate of Liberal Studies going to any degree program at Lake Superior State University will be assessed as meeting all General Education Requirements and have their transcript stamped as such.
TEACHER EDUCATION LINK
There is a direct link between the Liberal Studies program and the Lake Superior State University (LSSU) Teacher Education program in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Two years in Liberal Studies will be followed by three years (depending on the choice of majors and minors) at LSSU. You will graduate with a Sault College diploma, a LSSU degree, and a Michigan Teachers Certificate.
Graduates of the LSSU Teacher Education program who would like to teach in Ontario are subject to the approval process set out by the Ontario College of Teachers. For more information on this approval process, please visit the Ontario College of Teachers website or contact the Ontario College of Teachers.
If you have successfully completed courses in another Sault College post-secondary program, or if you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution, you may have course credits reviewed and applied toward the Liberal Studies diploma, where appropriate.