Liberal Studies
Program Code: LIBS (International) Length of Program: Two-Year Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Diploma
Term 1 ANT-1003 Introduction to Physical Anthropology COM-1013 Critical Thinking and Writing SOC-1003 Sociology I PSY-1003 Psychology I GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 2 MTH-1163 General Mathematics I ANT-2003 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology COM-2053 Communications for Community Services PSY-1053 Human Relations GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Academic Break Academic Break Term 3 POL-1003 Canadian Politics and Government I GED XXX3 General Education Elective ELEC-0003 Elective - Select 3 Term 4 SOC-2003 Sociology II POL-2003 Canadian Politics and Government II PSY-2003 Psychology II ELEC-0003 Elective - Select 2

This program is a true pathway program. Liberal Studies is designed for those who wish to pursue a university education or degree completion. Following completion of the program, and provided that all requirements are met, students will have the opportunity to apply for entry into a university degree. 

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.

Graduates of the Liberal Studies program may receive transfer credits toward degrees at Ontario universities. Graduates of this program may apply to Huron, Brescia, King's or Western University for acceptance into the second year of a specified Bachelor's program.

New Indigenous Studies Pathway

In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Lambton College is excited to share a new project that will address the university attainment gap for Indigenous students as well as provide an opportunity for non-Indigenous students to be better equipped to understand varied perspectives as daily life and mainstream employment intersect with Indigenous people.

College to University in Four Years

Lambton College is working in partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University and McMaster University providing an opportunity for students to enrol in the Liberal Studies - Indigenous Stream pathway. This 2 + 2 pathway to Indigenous-focused degree programs allows student to complete a diploma and a university honours degree in four years.

Liberal Studies - Indigenous Stream

Students will learn about the historical and contemporary relationships between Canada and Indigenous people as well as Indigenous ways of knowing. A liberal studies diploma treaded with Indigenous electives provides a well rounded education that develops students' critical thinking and innovation, so they can communicate effectively, formulate effective arguments and solve problems preparing students for a variety of career paths. Graduates of an honours degree program will be eligible to continue their academic paths onto various graduate disciplines.


Students will enrol in Lambton College's Liberal Studies program and choose Indigenous-focused electives each term. Students who graduate with an overall 75% are eligible to apply to:

Wilfrid Laurier University
Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies

McMaster University
Honours Bachelor of Arts - Indigenous Studies

Indirect Benefits

All students at Lambton College will have access to a variety of Indigenous-focused electives. Having access to foundational knowledge on Indigenous history and pedagogies is critical to advancing Truth and Reconciliation.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates use the Liberal Studies program to transfer to university or college diploma programs. Some graduates opt to enter direct employment. Recent data shows that Liberal Studies graduates are in high demand in a number of sectors, for instance, in the technology field. Graduates can also be found in community agencies, administration, marketing, education and social services.

Tuition Fees

Please visit the international tuition fee section for individual program fees. For more information regarding tuition, please contact or 519-542-7751 ext 3018.

For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

905-890-7833 x 222
Sarnia/Main Campus