This program is a true pathway program. Liberal Studies is designed for those who wish to pursue a university education or degree completion. In as short as one academic year, and provided that all requirements are met, a student will have the opportunity to apply for entry into a university degree. Graduates of the Liberal Studies program may receive advanced standing credits toward degrees at Ontario universities.

This program is rooted in a variety of humanities and social science disciplines. An emphasis on developing university level skills in critical thinking, communication, research, literacy, and numeracy prepares students for professional environments which impact society, business and technology.

This one-year option is identical to the two-year option except for the duration. This program allows a highly motivated student to complete the program in a 12-month period. 

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Employment Opportunities

Opportunities for current Liberal Studies students or graduates are numerous and range from direct employment to transfers to other college or university programs. Graduates can be found in community agencies, administration, marketing, education and social services to a name a few.

Many students use the Liberal Studies program to provide them with the opportunity to transfer to other Lambton College programs or to university degree programs.