Not sure which direction you want to take your career in yet? No problem. Build a well-rounded foundation for further education in our General Arts and Science program. With readily transferable courses, flexible delivery methods and personal timetables, it’s easy to create an education fit for your future in the General Arts and Science program.

Starting your university degree at Lethbridge College just makes sense. With small class sizes, instructors who know you by name, a supportive and personalized environment, and about 95 per cent of your courses transferable to colleges and universities across Canada and the world, starting here truly can take you anywhere.

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Start here, go anywhere! General Arts and Science provides the learner with foundational skills that transfer easily to a wide variety of careers and academic programs ranging from social scientists to teachers, from business entrepreneurs to nurses, and much, much more.

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About 95 per cent of courses are transferable to other post-secondary institutions

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September, January and May

Credential / Accreditation

Diploma

Duration

2 years

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Admissions

Students are accepted into the General Arts and Science program for the Fall (September), Winter (January) or Spring (May) terms.

General Admissions Requirements

All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admission section of this calendar.

Transfers
Other Colleges and Universities

Many of the courses offered in General Arts and Science are transferable to a wide variety of institutions and programs across Alberta, Canada and internationally. Although advance credit is ultimately determined by the receiving institution, it may be possible for you to start your post-secondary educational program in General Arts and Science at Lethbridge College. Please make an appointment to speak with an Academic Advisor at Lethbridge College if you wish to pursue this option.

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Delivery Formats

The General Arts and Science program is delivered on campus. We also offer a set of online, asynchronous courses to support students in this program who are not on campus.

On Campus

This program is delivered in a face-to-face format on the main Lethbridge College campus. Lectures, labs and hands-on training opportunities will all take place on campus in Lethbridge.

Online – Asynchronous

This program is offered in an online asynchronous format meaning learning does not occur at the same time or same place. Instructors provide materials for online completion, including online readings, recorded lectures or presentations, posted lecture notes, video content, assignments and exams. Students access course materials within a flexible timeframe prescribed by the instructor.

Courses

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General Studies Diploma

Students wishing to qualify for a General Arts and Science diploma must successfully complete 60 credits according to the following:

  • Core Area: a minimum of 30 credits
  • Electives: any other post-secondary courses to bring total to 60 credits
  • Suggested courses are listed below; other approved courses may also be used.
Curriculum

Core area: a minimum of 3 credits from each of the following areas from the School of Liberal Arts and Life Sciences for a minimum of 30 credits. Must complete a minimum of 15 credits at the 2000 level (including courses from any discipline or program). Must take a maximum of 12 courses (36 credits) from one discipline/subject area as identified by the course prefix (e.g., PSY, SOC, ENG).

Course Title Credits
Career and Personal Skills Development
BLK-1151Blackfoot Language I3
BLK-2251Blackfoot Language II3
BUS-1170Introduction to Management3
COL-1130Achieving College Success3
CMM-2295Telling Stories II: Script to Screen3
COM-1162Interpersonal Relationships and Communications3
COM-1170Helping Relationships3
CPL-1150Community Service Learning3
CPL-2250Community Service Learning II3
CPU-1151Introduction to Computers1.5
CPU-2251Computer Applications1.5
ENG-2291Literary Magazine3
EXS-1159Exercise and Healthful Living3
EXS-1178Resistance Training3
LAR-1130College Reading and Writing3
PED-1157Health, Wellness and Personal Fitness1.5
PED-1175Baseball1.5
PED-1180Introduction to Coaching3
PED-2272Leadership in Physical Education3
PED-2276Weight Training and Exercise II1.5
PED-2280Advanced Coaching3
PRS-1155Speech3
SPN-1150Introductory Spanish3
SPN-1151Introductory Spanish II3
Social Sciences
ANT-1195Cultural Anthropology3
ANT-2295Anthropology of Gender3
ARK-2261Archaeology of Prehistoric Europe3
ARK-2265Archaeology of Ancient Civilizations3
HIS-1170Western Civilization3
HIS-2265Canadian History3
HIS-2270American History3
PSC-1150Local Government3
PSC-1161Introduction to Politics3
PSC-1165Canadian Government3
PSC-2250Parties and Elections3
PSC-2260International Relations3
PSC-2280Political Philosophy3
PSY-1160Introduction to Psychology3
PSY-1168Sport and Exercise Psychology3
PSY-1170Human Development Across the Lifespan3
PSY-1171Child Growth and Development3
PSY-1177Psychology of Aging3
PSY-1179Adolescent Development3
PSY-1191The Developing Brain3
PSY-2253Child Psychopathology3
PSY-2255Psychology of Sports3
PSY-2260Abnormal Psychology3
PSY-2270Introduction to Personality Theory3
PSY-2275Introduction to Forensic Psychology3
PSY-2277Addictions Treatment3
PSY-2280Social Psychology3
PSY-2290Brain and Behaviour3
PSY-2299Independent Study in Psychology3
SOC-1160Introduction to Sociology3
SOC-1167Sociology of Aging3
SOC-1170Introduction to Social Work3
SOC-2250Sociology of Sports3
SOC-2260Social Problems3
SOC-2270Sociology of the Family3
SOC-2276Sexuality3
Sciences
ARK-1165Introduction Into Archaeology3
BIO-1150Cellular Basis of Life3
BIO-1151Environmental Issues3
BIO-1152Physiology of Aging3
BIO-1155Human Nutrition3
BIO-1156Wellness and Health Issues3
BIO-1157Diversity of Life3
BIO-1160Anatomy and Physiology I3
BIO-1161Anatomy and Physiology II3
BIO-1162Microbiology3
BIO-1168Zoology3
BIO-1169Structural Human Anatomy3
BIO-1180Human Physiology3
CHM-1150Introduction to Chemistry I3
GEO-1166Physical Geology3
MTH-1156Techniques of Calculus3
MTH-1160Calculus I3
MTH-1165Calculus II3
PHY-1150Introduction to Physics I3
STS-2270Social Science Research Methods3
Humanities
ART-1150Art Explorations3
ART-1160Painting I3
ART-1170Sculpture I3
BLK-2251Blackfoot Language II3
HUM-1150Logic3
HUM-1155Ethics3
HUM-1158Creative Problem-Solving3
HUM-1180Introduction to World Religions3
HUM-1190Popular Culture3
HUM-2281Christianity3
HUM-2285Buddhism3
HUM-2291Film Studies3
INS-1150Exploring Indigenous Perspectives3
INS-1155Introduction to Indigenous Studies3
MUS-1150Music Appreciation3
SPN-1150Introductory Spanish3
SPN-1151Introductory Spanish II3
English
ENG-1150Composition3
ENG-1159Writing for the Workplace3
ENG-1165Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENG-1180Survey of Canadian Literature3
ENG-1185Writing for Children and Young Adults3
ENG-1190Introduction to Language and Literature3
ENG-2260Introduction to Dramatic Literature3
ENG-2265Indigenous Literature3
ENG-2285Children's Literature3
ENG-2290Writing for the Screen3
Electives
Any other post-secondary courses to bring the total to 60 credits.
General Arts and Science Diploma Liberal Arts Majors
  • English
  • Psychology and Sociology
English Major

Written communication is a key component of all academic inquiry, regardless of discipline.  The English major equips students with an array of tools for English expression, providing them a distinct advantage in both their present and future academic endeavors.  Written communication is also a key component in the affairs of business, government, law, education, and science.  Therefore, the tools acquired in the English major are also of considerable value beyond the academy.  Finally, through the study of various literary genres and the literature of various historical periods, the English major develops the critical thinking skills and creativity necessary for understanding the global phenomenon that is English culture.

English Curriculum
CourseTitleCredits
Year 1
Term I
ENG-1150 Composition 3
ENG-1190 Introduction to Language and Literature 3
HUM-1150 Logic 3
PSC-1161 Introduction to Politics 3
PSY-1160 Introduction to Psychology 3
 Credits15
Term II
BIO-1151 Environmental Issues 3
ENG-1165 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
ENG-1180 Survey of Canadian Literature 3
HIS-1170 Western Civilization 3
SOC-1160 Introduction to Sociology 3
 Credits15
Year 2
Term I
COM-1162 Interpersonal Relationships and Communications 3
ENG-2265 Indigenous Literature 3
ENG-2290 Writing for the Screen 3
HIS-2265
Canadian History
or American History
3
Approved Elective 3
 Credits15
Term II
ENG-2260 Introduction to Dramatic Literature 3
ENG-2285 Children's Literature 3
HUM-2291 Film Studies 3
Approved Elective 3
Approved Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits60
Psychology and Sociology Major

The study of psychology and sociology are core elements of a liberal arts post-secondary education. Psychology and sociology courses give students a working knowledge of the major disciplines and methods of inquiry in the social sciences. Students develop a sense of historical perspective and deepen their understanding of their own and other people’s historical and cultural heritage. Students explore a vast array of topics, from the intricate workings of the human mind to the complex social interactions at a family and societal level.  As part of a foundation for other educational disciplines, this major will help students understand topics such as culture, race, religion, sex and gender, deviance and crime, and how individuals within society come to understand their roles.

Psychology and Sociology Curriculum
CourseTitleCredits
Year 1
Term I
ENG-1150 Composition 3
PSC-1161 Introduction to Politics 3
PSY-1160 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY-1170 Human Development Across the Lifespan 3
SOC-1167 Sociology of Aging 3
 Credits15
Term II
BIO-1151 Environmental Issues 3
HIS-1170 Western Civilization 3
PSY-2280 Social Psychology 3
SOC-1160 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC-2276 Sexuality 3
 Credits15
Year 2
Term I
PSY-2270 Introduction to Personality Theory 3
PSY-2290 Brain and Behaviour 3
SOC-2270 Sociology of the Family 3
Approved Elective 3
Approved Elective 3
 Credits15
Term II
PSY-2260 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOC-2260 Social Problems 3
STS-2270 Social Science Research Methods 3
Approved Elective 3
Approved Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits60
General Arts and Science - Liberal Arts Majors Approved Electives
Course Title Credits
ANT-1195Cultural Anthropology3
ANT-2295Anthropology of Gender3
ARK-1165Introduction Into Archaeology3
ARK-2261Archaeology of Prehistoric Europe3
ARK-2265Archaeology of Ancient Civilizations3
ART-1150Art Explorations3
ART-1170Sculpture I3
BIO-1150Cellular Basis of Life3
BIO-1152Physiology of Aging3
BIO-1155Human Nutrition3
BIO-1156Wellness and Health Issues3
BIO-1157Diversity of Life3
BIO-1160Anatomy and Physiology I3
BIO-1161Anatomy and Physiology II3
BIO-1162Microbiology3
BLK-1151Blackfoot Language I3
BUS-1166Business Law3
CHM-1151Chemistry in Context3
CMM-2295Telling Stories II: Script to Screen3
COM-1162Interpersonal Relationships and Communications3
COM-1170Helping Relationships3
CPL-2250Community Service Learning II3
CPU-1151Introduction to Computers1.5
CPU-2251Computer Applications1.5
ECN-1180Microeconomics3
ECN-2253Macroeconomics3
ENG-1165Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENG-1180Survey of Canadian Literature3
ENG-1190Introduction to Language and Literature3
ENG-2260Introduction to Dramatic Literature3
ENG-2265Indigenous Literature3
ENG-2285Children's Literature3
ENG-2290Writing for the Screen3
ENG-2291Literary Magazine3
EXS-1159Exercise and Healthful Living3
HIS-2265Canadian History3
HIS-2270American History3
HUM-1150Logic3
HUM-1155Ethics3
HUM-1180Introduction to World Religions3
HUM-1190Popular Culture3
HUM-2281Christianity3
HUM-2285Buddhism3
HUM-2291Film Studies3
INS-1155Introduction to Indigenous Studies3
MUS-1150Music Appreciation3
PED-1180Introduction to Coaching3
PRS-1155Speech3
PSC-1150Local Government3
PSC-1165Canadian Government3
PSC-2250Parties and Elections3
PSC-2260International Relations3
PSC-2280Political Philosophy3
PSY-1170Human Development Across the Lifespan3
PSY-1171Child Growth and Development3
PSY-1177Psychology of Aging3
PSY-1179Adolescent Development3
PSY-2253Child Psychopathology3
PSY-2255Psychology of Sports3
PSY-2260Abnormal Psychology3
PSY-2270Introduction to Personality Theory3
PSY-2275Introduction to Forensic Psychology3
PSY-2277Addictions Treatment3
PSY-2280Social Psychology3
PSY-2290Brain and Behaviour3
SOC-1167Sociology of Aging3
SOC-1170Introduction to Social Work3
SOC-2250Sociology of Sports3
SOC-2260Social Problems3
SOC-2270Sociology of the Family3
SOC-2276Sexuality3
SPN-1150Introductory Spanish3
SPN-1151Introductory Spanish II3
STS-2270Social Science Research Methods3

Other post-secondary courses open to General Arts and Science students may be considered.

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Tuition and Fees

Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$3,525.00
$1,163.00
$1,540.00
Year 2
$3,588.00
$1,163.00
$1,550.00
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International Students
Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$12,525.00
$1,163.00
$1,540.00
Year 2
$12,947.00
$1,163.00
$1,500.00
Notes

Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.

Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.

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With just one online application, you can apply for all the Lethbridge College awards and scholarships for which you qualify, including these featured scholarships:

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