About General Education & Breadth Electives

General Education & Breadth Electives

You will select your cross college general education course electives using myStudent Centre. Selecting your elective early will provide you with the most elective options. If you are required to select an elective class, you will receive notification via myStudent Centre. Click the tabs below for details about electives.

  • General Electives
  • Breadth Electives
  • Program Elective Search

General Electives

Students in certificate or diploma programs are required to include general electives as part of their program of study.

Courses & Offerings

At Sheridan, there are two general types of General Education Courses:

  1. Open General Education Courses: General Education courses which are chosen by students outside of their field of study to meet their General Education requirements.

  2. Mandated General Education Courses: General Education courses which are identified and determined to be required by the Academic Faculty for students registered in a specific program(s).

Sheridan requires the following minimum number of General Education courses for each credential level in order to ensure compliance with the MTCU Binding Policy Directive: Framework for Programs of Instruction.

  • Ontario College Certificate Programs: minium of one
  • Ontario College Diploma Programs: minimum of one; maximum of one mandated
  • Ontario Advanced Diploma Programs: minimum of four; maximum of two mandated

General Education Course Offerings & More Information

Please see the General Education page for complete details about General Education and to see current course offerings.

How to Register

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Breadth Electives

Students in degree programs are required to include Liberal Arts and Science breadth electives as part of their program of study. Such students must also include breadth electives from particular fields of study and levels in fulfillment of their program’s degree breadth requirements. .

Types of Breadth Elective Courses & Offerings

Students have to complete at least eight breadth elective courses (at least 20% of the total program hours) drawn from five fields of study:

  • Humanities
  • Social Science
  • Global Culture
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Students must complete:

  • An Introductory 1000 level course in a minimum of two of the five fields of study as noted above.*
  • At least two courses at a level higher than Introductory 1000
  • In addition to the above, every degree program will include Composition and Rhetoric from the English/Literature discipline of Humanities; for some programs, Composition and Rhetoric may be considered part of the core curriculum and would not qualify as meeting breadth requirements
  • Breadth courses(s) to meet the requirement for the specific degree and be consistent with PEQAB Program Content Standard requirements

* if a course is related to the degree program of study, students will not be able to select that course

Once the Level and Fields of Study criteria have been satisfied, students can select their remaining outstanding breadth electives from any Level and any Field of Study (provided they satisfy the necessary pre-requisite.)

Breadth Elective Course Offerings & More Information

See Sheridan's Degree Breadth Electives page for further information and a breakdown of breadth electives.

How to Register

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Program Elective Search

Enter your program name or code to see if your program has breadth or general electives.


Advanced Special Effects Makeup Prosthetics and Props PASEM General Electives
Advanced Television and Film PATAF General Electives
Advertising PADVT General Electives
Advertising and Marketing Communications PADMK General Electives
Advertising and Marketing Communications Management PAMCM General Electives
Animal Care PANCR General Electives
Architectural Technician PATCN General Electives
Architectural Technology PARTY General Electives
Art Fundamentals PARTF General Electives
Banking and Wealth Management PBAWM General Electives
Business PBUSS General Electives
Business - Accounting PBUSA General Electives
Business - Finance PBUFI General Electives
Business - Human Resources PBUHR General Electives
Business - Marketing PBUMK General Electives
Business Administration - Accounting PBSAA General Electives
Business Administration - Finance PBAFI General Electives
Business Administration - Human Resources PBAHR General Electives
Business Administration - Marketing PBAMK General Electives
Business Process Management PBPRI General Electives
Chemical Engineering Technology PCETY General Electives
Chemical Engineering Technology Environmental PCETE General Electives
Chemical Laboratory Technician PCLTN General Electives
Child and Youth Care PCYCD General Electives
Child and Youth Worker PCYWK General Electives
Community and Justice Services PCAJS General Electives
Community Worker - Outreach and Development PCWOD General Electives
Computer Animation PCANM General Electives
Computer Animation - Digital Character Animation PCADC General Electives
Computer Engineering Technician PCPEN General Electives
Computer Engineering Technology PCPET General Electives
Computer Programmer PCOMP General Electives
Computer Systems Technician - Software Engineering PCSSN General Electives
Computer Systems Technology - Systems Analyst Coop PCSTA General Electives
Computer Systems Technology Software Development and Network Engineering Coop PCSTS General Electives
Crafts and Design - Glass PCRDG General Electives
Early Childhood Education PECED General Electives
Early Childhood Education - Intensive PECEI General Electives
Educational Support PCESD General Electives
Electrical Engineering Technician PETEN General Electives
Electrical Techniques PETEQ General Electives
Electromechanical Engineering Technician PELTN General Electives
Electromechanical Engineering Technology PEMTY General Electives
Electronics Engineering Technician PEETN General Electives
Electronics Engineering Technology PELTY General Electives
Emergency Management PEMGD General Electives
English Language Studies (ESL) PGASE General Electives
Environmental Control PENCT General Electives
Environmental Technician PENST General Electives
Fundamentals of Fitness Leadership PFITL General Electives
Game Development Advanced Programming PGDAP General Electives
Game Level Design PGLDS General Electives
General Arts and Science PGASC General Electives
General Arts and Science PGASH General Electives
General Arts and Science PGASU General Electives
General Arts and Science University 1 Year PGAUC General Electives
Honours Bachelor of Animation PBAAA Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Applied Computer Science (Mobile Computing) PBACS Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences (Athletic Therapy) PBAHS Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security) PBAIS Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration  (Supply Chain Management) PBSCM Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) PBACC Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) PBBAF Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Global Business Management) PBGBM General Electives
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Human Resources Management) PBHRM Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing Management) PBBAM Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design PBCRD Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing and Publishing PBCWP Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership PBECL Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Film and Television PBFTV Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Game Design PBGDS Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences (Kinesiology and Health Promotion) PBHSK

Breadth Elective (first year only)

General Electives

Honours Bachelor of Illustration PBAAI Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Interaction Design PBIDS Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Interior Design PBAID Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance PBAMT Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Photography PBAAP Breadth Elective
Human Resources Management Coop PHRMC General Electives
Information Technologies Support Services PITSS General Electives
Interactive Media Management PINME General Electives
Interior Decorating PINDE General Electives
International Business Management PINBM General Electives
Internet Communications Technology Coop PICTE General Electives
Investigation - Public and Private PIPAP General Electives
Journalism PJRNL General Electives
Journalism - Broadcast PBRJR General Electives
Journalism - New Media PJRNM General Electives
Makeup for Media and Creative Arts PMMCA General Electives
Manufacturing Management PMFMT General Electives
Marketing Management PMKMT General Electives
Marketing Management Coop PMKMC General Electives
Mechanical Engineering Technician PMETN General Electives
Mechanical Engineering Technician - Drafting PMETD General Electives
Mechanical Engineering Technology PMETY General Electives
Mechanical Engineering Technology Design and Drafting PMEDD General Electives
Mechanical Technician - Tool Making PMTTM General Electives
Mechanical Techniques - Plumbing PLUMB General Electives
Mechanical Techniques - Tool and Die Maker PMTTD General Electives
Media Arts PMEDA General Electives
Media Fundamentals PMDAF General Electives
Office Administration - Executive POFAE General Electives
Office Administration - Health Services POAHS General Electives
Office Administration - Legal POFAL General Electives
Office Administration Medical POFAM General Electives
Paralegal PARAL General Electives
Performing Arts - Preparation PPAPN General Electives
Personal Support Worker PPSWK General Electives
Pharmacy Technician PPHTN General Electives
Police Foundations PPOLF General Electives
Practical Nursing PPNSG General Electives
Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees PPHSS General Electives
Project Management PPRJM General Electives
Public Relations - Corporate Communications PPRCC General Electives
Quality Assurance Manufacturing and Management PQUAS General Electives
Retail Pharmacy Assistant PRPHA General Electives
Social Service Worker PSSWK General Electives
Social Service Worker - Gerontology PSSWG General Electives
Technical Production for Theatre and Live  Events PTTLP General Electives
Technology Fundamentals PTECH General Electives
Tourism - Global Travel PTGTL General Electives
Tourism and Travel PTOTR General Electives
Veterinary Technician PVETT General Electives
Visual and Creative Arts PCVAT General Electives
Visual and Creative Arts - Advanced PCVAD General Electives
Visual Effects PVEFF General Electives
Visual Merchandising Arts PVMAS General Electives
Web Design PNMED General Electives
Welding Techniques PWLDT General Electives