Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies develop your capacity to understand and appraise the social and cultural context in which you work as a professional and live as an educated citizen. The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education offers you a wide breadth of degree-credit Liberal Studies courses, including numerous courses offered by distance education and in the Spring/Summer term.

If you plan to use a continuing education course for credit in your degree program, it is your responsibility to ensure that the course meets the specific requirements and restrictions of your program. For more detailed information, check the Undergraduate Liberal Studies Guide.

Choosing a Course

Liberal Studies courses are found principally in the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Community Services, the Faculty of Communication and Design, and the Faculty of Science. You can use Course Search to choose your Liberal Studies requirements from a rich range of disciplines and departments, including Astronomy, Arabic, Biology, Caribbean Studies, Chemistry, Chinese, Criminal Justice and Criminology, Economics, English, French, Spanish, Geography, History, Math, Nutrition, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, and Theatre.

We offer you different scheduling for added flexibility: in-class, intensive, and online.

Transferring Courses for Credit at Other Institutions

Not a Ryerson student, but looking for credits? If you are studying at another university or community college, you may be able to take Liberal Studies courses through The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education and transfer the credits to your institution. Be sure to verify the course’s equivalency with your institution first.

Personal Interest

Liberal Studies courses, like all courses at The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, may be taken by anyone who is interested, and do not have to be applied towards a degree, diploma, or certificate.