Advanced Certificate in Liberal Arts
The Advanced Certificate in Liberal Arts program provides a foundation for lifelong learning in liberal arts and can often be taken as part of a degree program. Study in three designated arts and science areas: humanities (including English), social sciences and science. The emphasis in this program is on third- and fourth year (upper-level) curriculum.
If you plan to complete a credential through OL, please complete a Program Admission form and send it to OL Admissions by email, mail or fax. Contact Student Services with any questions regarding program admission.
A minimum of 6 TRU credits (distance or on-campus).
30 credits total of third-year and fourth-year (upper-level) courses, with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher over all courses required for this credential, as follows:
6 upper-level credits in humanities (including English)
6 upper-level credits in social science
3 upper-level credits in science
15 credits of liberal arts electives, of which 6 credits may be lower-level (first- and second-year courses)
One course chosen from the following:
BIOL 3431, Plants and People (3)
ENVS 3991, Environmental Studies: Sustainability (3)
GEOG 3991, Global Climate Change and Regional Impacts (3)
HIST 3991, Environmental History (3)
HUMN 3981, Issues in Latin American Studies (3)
HUMN 3991, Issues in Science and Society (3)
POLI 3991, Globalization and Its Discontents: The Politics of Economic Change (3)
PSYC 3991, Psychology of Human Resilience (3)
SOCI 3991, Sociology of Diversity: Issues for Canadians (3)
VISA 3991, Cultural Theory and Images (3)
Consult with your Program Advisor to ensure that the courses you select can be applied toward the program requirements of your chosen credential.
Also, before you register in a course not listed on the OL website, you must apply for a Letter of Permission (LOP).
If you proceed otherwise, you may find either that course credits cannot be applied to your program or you must pay a transcript reassessment fee.
Please see Tuition and Fees for details.
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