Programs of Study
Programs of Study
What Would You Like to Study?
Join our personalized, hands-on program in the growing field of financial risk management and learn to foretell an uncertain future. Write the actuarial certification exams key to becoming an in-demand business professional. Take courses in mathematics, statistics, economics, finance, and communications skills to prepare for a successful career.
Get inspired by Africa as a continent with a global impact. Learn from professors engaged in researching social justice, political leadership, economic development, health issues and cultural change from precolonial times to the present.
Become an informed global citizen by delving into a comparative study of the world’s societies and cultures. Develop the knowledge and skills to think critically and productively about how class, race, gender and ethnic identities are produced and expressed in shifting local and global contexts of power.
Learn mathematical modeling and use computer simulations and data analysis to solve real-world problems in areas such as epidemiology, high speed computing, climate change, energy storage, and mathematical finance.
Study the relationships between visual art and its social contexts with a curriculum focused on Canadian art, Asian art, Indigenous art of the Americas, western art and architecture, art criticism and curatorial studies. Explore practical applications of museum and gallery studies, with hands-on access to original works of art.
EDUCATION (BEd) Take advantage of the most diverse undergraduate education curriculum in Ontario, with the Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Education in Technological Education degree programs. Seize opportunitiesin French languageeducation, Jewish teacher education, Indigenous education and a formal Specialization in International Education. Complete qualifications in one of the most extensive ranges of Intermediate-Senior teachable subjects in the province.
InourConcurrent BEdprogram, youwillwork toward your Education degree while completing almost any other York undergraduate degree. You can apply from high school (for select Faculties) or after completing three years of university study. Completing this program leads to a recommendation to the Ontario College of Teachers for a teaching certificate. Students who have already completed an undergraduate degree can apply to the two-year full-time Consecutive BEd program. Career paths include: teacher, principal, education policy adviser.
The BEd program with a concentration in French as a Second Language (FSL) is delivered at the Glendon campus. The language of instruction is primarily French, so students are well prepared to teach in French Immersion classrooms. Students who are admitted in this program must also be enrolled at Glendon College. Graduates of the BEd program will be recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) for certification.
Study the chemistry of living organisms. Analyze the physiology and the structures, properties and changes of biomatter. Put your knowledge to use in areas like medical diagnostics, food innovation and safety, cosmetics and forensic science.
Contemplate life on scales ranging from the cellular to the global. Choose from courses in biochemistry, molecular genetics and cell biology, zoology, physiology, plant science, evolution and ecology. Whatever your focus, you’ll have first-rate laboratory experiences and research opportunities.
Explore major topics in the first and only BSc Biology program in southern Ontario with courses in English and French. Study conservation biology, ecology and animal behaviour with direct access to a living lab in our own forested “backyard.”
Understand the body on molecular, cellular, and macro levels, and how this knowledge can help prevent and treat illness. Draw on different areas of life science, including biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, physiology and biotechnology.
Delve into an exciting intersection of physics and biology, where techniques of physics are applied to biological processes. Learn how a laser can aid drug delivery and how DNA can improve light-emitting diodes. Make your studies come alive in an internship or through undergraduate research.
Apply science and engineering in the innovative use of living organisms to improve the quality of our food, health and environment. Uses include the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the improvement of agricultural crops and productivity.
Gain an in-depth understanding of the impact of business on society and the relationships between business, social structures and government. Blend philosophical, historical, economical, geographical, sociological and political approaches to studying the relation between business and society.
Join one of Schulich’s two honours degree programs—the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or International Bachelor of Business Administration (iBBA)—for a challenging and rewarding full-time course of study. Develop critical thinking and analytical skills while establishing a solid foundation in business concepts, ensuring that when you graduate you will have the skills and knowledge necessary for success in today’s global marketplace.
Apply economic theory to business management, learn the analytical and decision-making techniques used in business, and come to understand the public and private institutional environments within which businesses operate.
Have a business and management mindset but also want to perfect your people skills? Our program combines business administration and economics with a special emphasis on international business and humanities. Learn fundamental principles of economic theory and managerial and accounting skills for the business world. Get practical work experience in capital investment agencies, corporations, banks, accounting firms, the insurance industry, and more. Several courses accredited by CPA of Ontario.
Considering government or public sector work? Gain a competitive edge with a bilingual degree and an understanding of the country in its various dimensions: political and legal systems, languages and cultures, history, and Canada’s position in the global arena. Set yourself apart by studying with leading authorities on Canadian topics, including our national culture, environmental history, labour issues in Quebec, and endangered Indigenous languages.
Explore the world of chemistry as it expands and advances. Pursue complex fields like protein-structure analysis, environmental and atmospheric chemistry or nanomaterials science. Take the optional stream in Pharmaceutical & Biological Chemistry to explore interactions between biological systems and chemicals including pharmaceuticals.
Explore the experiences and representations of children and youth throughout history and from cultures around the world. Develop an understanding of how children themselves make sense of the world.
Prepare for academic and hybrid careers in a world connected through moving images. Focus on cinema and media history, theory and criticism, and related media-rich arts like gaming and social media. Develop specialized knowledge of genre, authorship, national and transnational cinemas, moving-image technologies and cultural theory.
We live in an urban world. Cities around the globe face pressing social and environmental challenges linked to climate change, emerging infectious disease, global migration, and inequalities & racial divides. But cities are also the places where solutions can be found. Learn to apply inclusive and sustainable planning, consulting skills, governance and political procedures and activist tools to manage urban growth, provide infrastructure, integrate newcomers, and mitigate environmental impacts.
From soaring skyscrapers and breathtaking bridges to innovative clean-water technologies— the impact of Civil Engineering on the world is immense. Whether you are designing transportation systems, earthquake-resilient structures and foundations or protecting our natural and built environment, Civil Engineers help create vibrant and sustainable communities.
Study works that have influenced human thought and reasoning for centuries. Introduce yourself to ancient Greek and Roman worlds, with the Classical Studies stream focusing on the history and culture of Greece and Rome, and the Classics stream focusing on the Latin and Greek languages.
Study the mind and its processes. Examine the nature of thought, memory, perception and language in a variety of courses from philosophy, psychology, linguistics, information technology and computer science.
Broaden your career horizons and gain practical business experience in one of the largest undergraduate business programs in Canada. Focus areas include: Accounting (CPA accredited), Business Research, Business Technology Management, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Technology Management, Marketing and Supply Chain Management.
Learn to question, analyze and creatively reflect on the wide range of media systems and communication technologies that permeate professional and everyday lives. Learn how culture and media are intrinsically intertwined, from the expression of identities and social relations to the circulation of ideas and the shaping of social and political values.
Join the only bilingual Communications program in southern Ontario and be prepared to meet a global industry need for bilingual communications professionals with an international perspective. Take courses in three concentrations: Communication, Culture & Society; Organizations & Communication; and Technology & Communication.
Computer Engineers play a big role in how we interact with the world – both at work and at home. From software and gaming to cyber security and simulators, computer engineers help shape our technology-driven world. When you study computer engineering you will be at the intersection of hardware and software design, becoming qualified to work on computer systems and develop computing solutions to engineering problems. Systems blending hardware and software, such as self-driving cars, robotics and mobile devices, form the basis of our world and are all built by Computer Engineers.
From virtual reality and artificial intelligence to robotics, network databases and vision systems, Computer Science plays a big part in solving some of the world's greatest challenges. In this program you will blend foundational knowledge and technical skills to explore intriguing topics such as computer systems that mimic human vision or mine data for useful information. You will also learn about the methodologies that lead to efficient, accurate computation. In the BA degree, liberal arts complement your studies in computer science and in the BSc you’ll take science courses such as physics, chemistry and biology. The iBA, iBSc or the dual-degree option add an international component to your learning. Plus, you can enhance your degree with a co-op or an industrial internship.
Learn all about protecting our networks and wireless devices, from the largest of computer databases used in banking, government and corporations to the smallest of IoT devices like smart home appliances and cameras. In this area of computer science, you will study threats to computer systems and networks and develop the science and practice of how to mitigate them. You’ll learn about topics such as cryptography, vulnerabilities & penetration testing and attack detection.
Pursue literary writing and introduce yourself to a variety of forms and styles employed and experimented with by well-known authors. Upper-year entry only.
Study crime, criminality and the criminal justice system. Learn about the complexities of criminal justice issues and how they are shaped by larger social, political, economic, cultural, and historical context.
In Canada’s most comprehensive dance program, you will take a common foundation year, then move into one of two streams, Choreography/Performance or Dance Education. Study a curriculum designed to inspire, develop and enhance your creative and critical thinking skills and prepare you to be a thoughtful, articulate dance professional and leader engaged in a diverse community.
Explore and expand the boundaries of design in managing and communicating complex information for meaningful human experiences in our increasingly visual world. Pursue creative solutions to real-world problems involving users, their contexts and interactions. Design for immersive experiences and intelligent technologies, and be part of discovering new knowledge through the visual presentation of complex information.
As a Digital Media student, you will devise and use tools to create engaging, interactive digital objects and experiences that integrate imagery and sound, including effects and animation, 3D modelling and simulation, and responsive interfaces bridging the physical and virtual world. You can specialize in Digital Media Development, Digital Media Arts or Digital Media Game Arts and focus on the study of 3D environments, artistic theories and cultural impact. Learn how to use programming as a tool for creative expression and develop digital objects and experiences like mobile apps, gaming technology and immersive VR/AR experiences.
Offered in collaboration with the Lassonde School of Engineering.
Join Ontario’s only degree program integrating the visual, media and performing arts with computer science. Focus on one of three program streams: Game Arts, Digital Media Arts or Digital Media Development. Collaborate on the creation of: apps, game, virtual and augmented reality, 3-D environments, artificial intelligence, data visualizations and interactive performances.
Explore key methodologies and strategies used by emergency-management professionals while honing your ability to analyze and think critically. This program provides students with the academic knowledge and technical skills necessary to aid in the prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from disasters and emergencies.
Glendon’s new Honours BA in Drama and Creative Arts allows students to specialize in either Drama or Visual Arts, with a personalized blend of classroom study and studio/ performance opportunities. Students will work with histories and concepts in the visual and performing arts and build practical skills through hands-on projects in the Glendon Theatre and Visual Arts studios.
In Atmospheric Science you’ll study the processes driving severe weather and global climate change and learn how to forecast weather. In Space Science you’ll explore planetary environments with professors who are participating in international space missions. Enhance your degree with a certificate in GIS & Remote Sensing or a Certificate in Meteorology. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to take on a wide variety of important and challenging careers in government and industry.
This program explores the significance of the Chinese, Japanese and Korean language, literature and culture. You will also investigate the economic, social and political impact of these influential nations.
This program introduces students to economic thinking and prepares them for intelligent consideration of contemporary economic issues. Gain the analytical skills necessary for understanding and solving complex economic problems.
Why are some countries rich and others poor, and why is rent so much higher in Toronto than in Sudbury? Our globally focused Economics degree gives you insights into these types of issues, preparing you for careers in law, politics, diplomacy, government, and more. You’ll learn from professors with strong international backgrounds, real-world experience and a wide variety of specializations, including microeconometrics, immigration, international trade law, natural resources and the environment.
Take advantage of the most diverse undergraduate education curriculum in Ontario, with the Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Education in Technological Education degree programs. Seize opportunities in French language-education, Jewish teacher education, Indigenous education and a formal Specialization in International Education. Complete qualifications in one of the most extensive ranges of Intermediate-Senior teachable subjects in the province.
In our Concurrent BEd program, you will work toward your Education degree while completing almost any other York undergraduate degree. You can apply from high school (for select Faculties) or after completing three years of university study.
Completing this program leads to a recommendation to the Ontario College of Teachers for a teaching certificate. Students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or are currently in their last year of postsecondary studies can apply to the two-year full-time Consecutive BEd program.
Through learning placements and other experiential opportunities, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to educate outside the traditional classroom in roles that bridge sectors. Study how and why people learn and what roles education plays in today’s society.
From modern telecommunication systems to renewable power generation or medical devices, electrical engineers develop technologies that make a huge impact on the world across many industries. You will harness physics and mathematics to gain in-depth knowledge of power electronics, signal processing, assistive medical devices and more.
Are you passionate about using the power of engineering to help solve challenges on an international scale? With this program, you will learn how you can help international communities improve water sanitation or create sustainable cities. Explore our five-year BEng + BA dual-degree in Engineering & International Development Studies.
Delve into some of the world’s most celebrated literature across a wide range of genres, cultures and periods. Learn to think and write critically and prepare to succeed in any career that requires effective communication.
Take the unique pathway that blends English & Professional Writing programs. Learn what highlights and enhances the relationship between the two fields of study. Gain in-demand skills suitable for a wide range of careers.
Learn about literature from a multitude of countries and time periods or concentrate on dramatic texts from international Englishspeaking countries – the choice is yours! Is writing your passion? Pair your degree with a Certificate in Technical and Professional Communication. If you’re interested in teaching English, the Discipline of Teaching English as an International Language (D-TEIL) Certificate is a great option; students travel to Cuba for three weeks to teach English.
Explore critical issues in conservation biology and biodiversity and make connections to human health, sustainability, environmental management and public policy. Integrate ecological theory and practice to predict, quantify and address the impact of stressors like habitat loss, pollutants, climate change and invasive species on living systems.
Learn how climate change, population growth, biophysical contaminants and extreme weather events are straining our ecosystems and our lives through alterations to Earth’s atmosphere, biosphere, water and landforms. Choose one of two streams in either the Environmental Dynamics or Biodiversity and Conservation.
Explore how human life and our natural surroundings interconnect. Study the impacts and inequalities in our world from a variety of perspectives and intellectual traditions. Build on the foundational knowledge gained in your first year with an area of concentration in either Environmental Management, Urban & Regional Environments, or Environmental Politics, Justice & the Arts. Each course offers opportunities for hands-on learning; Toronto and its surrounding areas are your field lab. Career paths include: sustainability officer, environmental protection technician, urban planner.
Master technical skills and develop your artistic perspective. Immerse yourself in all aspects of film as storytelling, social engagement and self-expression. Start with foundational courses in production and screenwriting, then advance to specialized courses in cinematography, editing, sound, directing, and production management and design.
Learn how the financial world functions. Examine the stock market and how companies are financed. As a student in Financial & Business Economics, benefit from a rigorous quantitative and analytical economic approach with practical business applications.
The French Studies program focuses on the study of language, linguistics and literature while exploring francophone culture around the world. We keep our classes small to give you plenty of opportunity to speak French and interact with professors and classmates.
Study some of the greatest literary works of the French-speaking world; trace the development of the language, the nuances of pronunciation, the variety of accents; improve your level of spoken and written French and better understand the cultures attached to the French language. All this, with highly accomplished professors from la francophonie internationale as part of the Glendon faculty. Live the full experience through an exchange with partner universities including La Sorbonne in Paris.
Discover the intersections of gender, race, class, age, ability, and sexuality in popular culture, everyday life, the arts, the sciences, politics, societies, and the economy.
Examine issues from multiple perspectives, with particular attention to how race, ethnicity, class, and sexual orientation define people’s experiences, on an incredibly inclusive campus. Whether you’re interested in feminist movements, activism, advocacy, health care, the LGBTQ community, or other areas, you’ll apply your learning through involvement in campus organizations including the Women and Trans Centre at Glendon, the Centre for Human Rights at our Keele campus, and more.
Want to help create smart cities and find solutions to current real-world issues like COVID-19 tracking and autonomous driving? Geomatics is a field that collects geospatial data about the world around us and uses tools like land surveying, remote sensing, GIS systems, geography and computer science to help digitize the world. This knowledge and data can then be used to decide where buildings, roads and houses are built, power the technology of self-driving vehicles, assist in emergency and disaster management and much more. Blend your knowledge of science and engineering with information technologies to solve complex, real-world issues such as tracking a vehicle’s location within a city or determining land use from a satellite image. Focus on the science and technologies related to positioning and navigation, sensors, measurements and mapping, as well as on spatial awareness and intelligence.
Study aspects of German culture ranging from language, literature and film studies to history, urban studies and political science. Gain a unique intercultural perspective for meeting the challenges of our increasingly global world.
Global health challenges, such as COVID-19 (coronavirus) do not recognize borders. Study the health of the world’s population that is intertwined with broader issues, including wealth disparity, environmental degradation, government policy and human rights. Combine classroom learning with a fourth-year field placement with organizations locally or internationally. Maclean's magazine listed York's Global Health program as one of York's "stand out" programs.
Gain the skills required to analyze global political forces and gain a broad education in the field of politics. Be part of the dialogue on foreign and security policy, war and conflict, global poverty and new social movements. Examine the changing world order in its many economic and political forms.
Develop the tools to understand health and illness in real-life situations and as reflections of larger social processes. Examine how globalizing economies shape illness and health care, and learn to appreciate the role played by social forces and cultural change in shaping individual well-being.
Study health systems performance and leadership (Health Management), the importance of data and information analysis (Health Informatics) or health care decision making (Health Policy). Students in 4th year can get hands on experience through a field placement in a variety of health care settings (HLST 4990 Health Studies Practicum). The Toronto Star lists careers in health policy research and consulting, business management, and information analysis as among Toronto’s Top Jobs.
Join the only Hellenic Studies program in Ontario and explore the history and culture of Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean in the ancient and modern periods. Combine the study of Greek language with literature, history and courses in Humanities.
By studying the past, deepen your understanding of the present and acquire the skills necessary to succeed in today’s world: critical thinking and analysis, research, and effective oral and written communication. Explore the historical period that interests you.
Our History program gives you the insights to connect past events to the present in meaningful ways, developing critical thinking skills and research skills. These abilities can be key when searching for work in positions such as teacher, lawyer, documentary filmmaker, journalist, diplomat, and more. Our professors are leaders in their fields; from specialists in transnational migrations, revolutions in Latin American, European political history and much more.
Become a successful Human Resource (HR) professional able to deal effectively with challenging workplace issues. Explore industrial relations, career management, gender and diversity, recruitment and selection, economics and statistics, training and development.
Explore local and global issues of human rights and equity, including the denial of rights to education, health services, freedom of speech, economic security and political safety. This program explores the ethical principles of human rights as well as the roots and impact of human rights violations and efforts of remedy. Discover the foundational concepts behind human rights and examine what constitutes rights violations.
This program emphasizes the different ways in which human cultures and their multiple forms of expression have developed historically and continue to develop today.
Develop a sense of social responsibility relating to Indigenous issues. Learn from traditional Elders. Placements with Indigenous/supporting organizations provide you with cultural and experiential knowledge about Indigenous lands, languages and cultures.
This program is designed for students whose academic interests are best met by a customized program of study that allows them to choose courses across the University. The program is unique to York, and allows you to create your own path.
Discover the world of Information Technology (IT) and become an IT professional able to design, implement, customize and manage technologies. Gain the knowledge and skills to match information technology products and services with business goals. Develop the ability to plan, analyze, design, build, administer and audit information systems that connect technical and non-technical users.
BFA Integrative Arts will allow students the opportunity to build on the distinct offerings of collaboration and creativity offered throughout AMPD. By engaging in a shared foundational curriculum, students develop a shared vocabulary and base of knowledge from which to explore.
Develop a solid grounding in interdisciplinary social science research methods and critical social theory. Examine historical and contemporary issues, like social justice and diversity, sustainability and the environment, identity and social exclusion, diaspora and global development.
Explore the foundations of international development theory. Study the realities facing communities throughout the world, the challenges and opportunities for the Global South in the face of existing inequalities, and contributing factors of inequalities between the rich and the poor. Understand the political-institutional, cultural, socio-economic and ecological causes affecting international development.
International Studies & Business Administration / Études internationales et administration des affaires
This dual degree consists of 2 years studying in our flagship International Studies program and 2 years at France’s #1 business incubator, the emLyon business school. Earn a business education with a liberal arts background compounded with Glendon’s trademark excellence in French-language training and international experience. You’ll have access to the resources of Canada’s 3rd largest university, Glendon’s small campus experience, and the expertise of emLyon’s prestigious business program.
The first of its kind in Canada, our program offers a deeper understanding of how governments, law, politics, business, culture, science, and the environment relate on the international stage. Join Glendon grads working in prominent organizations such as the Canadian Foreign Service, Oxfam, and the United Nations. Glendon offers a degree without borders—whether with our unique iBA, an international exchange or internship, or by coordinating our award-winning International Studies Symposium.
Study Italian languages, literature, and linguistics. Enhance your understanding of Italy’s place in the global context and learn more about the multi-faceted and dynamic culture of Italy.
Explore Judaism and the Jewish people. Study the history of Judaism as a religion, and the texts, sociologies, languages, cultures, and fine arts of the Jewish people from biblical times to present day.
Challenge yourself to study in a program consistently ranked among the top three in Ontario and among the top 25 in the world by the Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments. Understand physical activity and its importance for human health, health science and society. Enjoy more course selections, taught by full-time faculty, than any other university in Canada. Research and Experiential Education opportunities available in class, in labs, and in the community.
Develop an understanding of the relationship between society and law, and the social factors that affect law such as race, gender, age, sexuality and class. Use real-world problems and examples to critically examine the impact of law on people’s lives. Not a pre-law preparatory program.
We offer an innovative, interdisciplinary and comprehensive legal education focused on law in action. Our students gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills through an extensive array of courses, experiential programs, summer internships, international exchanges and research opportunities.
What is the relation between language and society? Why and how does language change through time? How do language and thought relate? Explore all these questions and more through a range of courses that have applications to teaching, speech-language pathology, and communication engineering.
Linguistics and Language Studies examines the building blocks of languages, how they develop over time, how people learn languages, how regional accents differ, and more. Our professors are experts in the study of sound properties, word patterns, meaning, language evolution, and the relationship between language and social factors. Hands-on opportunities include language teaching practicums in Cuban classrooms with our D-TEIL Certificate or working with the Ojibwa community of Toronto.
Learn mathematical modelling and represent biological processes using the tools and techniques of applied mathematics. Make an impact on understanding life processes, such as the spread of infectious diseases, climate change and sustainable ecosystems. This is the only program in Mathematical Biology at the undergraduate level in Canada.
Study the beauty of mathematics through the language of abstraction and reasoning. Join a community dedicated to the precise analysis, interpretation, and improvement of our world. Learn a wide variety of topics in pure mathematics and engage in one-on-one research projects with individual faculty members.
Glendon’s Mathematics program will develop your knowledge in pure and applied mathematics, including linear and modern algebra, mathematical analysis, topology and geometry, probability and statistics, and the mathematics of investment and of actuarial science. Combine your studies with courses or internships in Economics, Linguistics, Psychology, Business Economics and more for a versatile education that opens doors to a range of professions.
Combine studies in mathematics, statistics, and education, develop a wide perspective on the teaching and learning of mathematics, and receive a BA or BSc in Mathematics for Education. Complete your teacher qualification with a BEd from York.
Mechanical Engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines where you can develop a wide range of technical skills and knowledge to complete diverse engineering tasks that will teach you how to make a positive impact on the world and create a cleaner environment. This multidimensional discipline includes design engineering, renewable energy, developing medical diagnostic devices, advanced manufacturing and materials, robotics and automation.
Combine the critical study of evolving technologies and new media platforms with opportunities to engage in hands-on media making. Explore and create new media content: digital publications, social media for community engagement, transmedia that crosses film and game platforms, 3D animation, virtual reality, games, interactive documentary and much more. Put your new skills to work with a fourth-year capstone project and a media-industry field placement.
Music at York combines a flexible curriculum with individual attention to prepare students for their future careers. Courses in jazz, gospel, western classical, world, and contemporary music develop music skills and engage students in music creation (performance, composition, improvisation), studies (ethnomusicology, musicology, popular music studies), and community practice (education, community music, career-related placements).
This new interdisciplinary program takes advantage of York’s expertise in the neurosciences. Investigate the development, structure and function of the nervous system, including the ways it can be manipulated and changed. From cellular/molecular to cognitive/ behavioral to whole neural systems, choose the stream that best suits your interests as you attain hands-on research proficiency with a stimulating capstone experience in fourth year.
York’s School of Nursing offers three BScN options, all at York's Keele campus: a 4-year Direct Entry program, a Second-Entry program, and a Post-RN Internationally Educated Nurses program. Our programs develop reflective and socially responsive practitioners to ensure health for all through nursing excellence. Students learn to partner, advocate and lead in the provision of care though opportunities that foster in-depth knowledge, critical thinking and lifelong scholarship.
Explore some of life’s deepest questions concerning the nature of the mind, the requirements of justice, the limits of knowledge and the meaning of freedom. The program’s interdisciplinary approach will help you understand various contemporary challenges in applied ethics, social and political philosophy, feminist philosophy, cognitive science, philosophy of mind, and argumentation theory.
Sharpen your ability to analyze, to question accepted beliefs, and to express ideas clearly. Critical thinking skills acquired in studying Philosophy are highly transferable: students consistently outperform others on standardized exams for law, medical, business, and graduate schools. Discussions in our small classes will help you develop a better understanding of different points of view and to become a better thinker, debater, and writer.
Examine areas such as quantum physics, relativity, high-energy particle physics, photonics, solid-state physics and planetary, stellar and extra-galactic astronomy. Specialize in Physics, Applied Physics or Astronomy & Astrophysics, and make your studies come alive with an internship or undergraduate research.
Explore the actions of governments, judicial systems and political parties while discovering movements in society and in the power relations of everyday life. This program is designed to develop a student’s political analysis ability, critical skills and democratic awareness. Gain a thorough understanding of how governments, political parties and the courts work. Deepen your knowledge on political movements in society and on the power relations of life.
Our program employs dynamic, innovative teaching methods—we discuss the major issues of our times, including democracy, human rights, peace and security, the environment, the fight against poverty, and more. Our bilingual or trilingual iBA options will position you well in a competitive global marketplace. Our grads’ success is boundless: they get into some of the best graduate programs in political science around the world.
This program focuses on aspects of art, musical and literary expressions, history, social and political landscapes through a wealth of courses, including experiential education opportunities.
Gain the type of practical experience highly sought after by prospective employers while studying forms of written expression that inform and shape our culture.
Join one of the top 10 psychology programs in Canada (Maclean’s Psychology Program rankings 2021), ranked among the top 100 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020)! Choose from a wide variety of study topics such as autism, eating disorders, bullying, developmental, social and rehabilitation psychology, motivation, neuroscience, depression and more. Research and hands-on experiential education opportunities available on campus (e.g. in-class, labs) and in the community.
Explore topics including neuropsychology, crime and the justice system, perception, psychological injury and law, prejudice, and aging, with the top experts in those fields. Considering medical school or grad studies? Professors will get to know you through our small classes, which can result in strong academic support and reference letters. You’ll apply your learning in our perception lab and through internships, practicums and part-time jobs with healthcare beacons like Sunnybrook Hospital.
This program aims to provide students with “education for good governance.” With a strong emphasis on social justice, and public ethics, students take courses from a mix of disciplines to develop critical thinking, analytical capabilities and management skills.
This program invites students to join in current scholarly efforts to study, analyze and understand different forms of religious experience from a number of disciplinary perspectives. Students may concentrate on one religious tradition or they may take a comparative approach.
Train intensively in Canada’s only undergraduate screenwriting degree program. Learn the art of moving-image storytelling for today’s multi-platform universe in genres from short films to TV series, feature films, and new media. Collaborate with production students to see your work brought to life.
Examine the artistic, cultural, economic, geographic, historical, literary, political, psychological, and social aspects of sexuality in a transnational context.
Join a community of scholars and activists with new ways of thinking about sex, gender, and sexuality to influence change in industries such as health, social services, law, politics, counselling, activism, all within an incredibly inclusive and safe environment. Apply your learning through involvement in our Women and Trans Centre, the Centre for Human Rights at our Keele campus, and GLgbt (a student-run organization that promotes community support through events and awareness campaigns).
Combine practical experience with in-class studies about critical social work perspectives and approaches with our social work program, recognized as one of the most progressive and socially responsive programs in Canada.
Examine social interaction and explore thought-provoking topics such as social inequality, the causes and effects of global migration and the meaning of gender and race in society.
Sociology is the study of our social world—of our lives as individuals, how people connect, how societies are organized, and how they change over time. With our bilingual focus and our internships, exchanges, and internationally oriented degrees, our graduates have the ability to apply sociological perspectives to topics such as gender, deviant behaviour, and family, and to apply them to careers in public policy, law, communications, teaching, activism, and more.
Software is essential to the modern world, ranging from medical devices, nuclear power plants and airlines to huge corporations like Google and Amazon. Our Software Engineering program prepares you for a career using state-of-the-art computing labs, a full suite of software development tools and hands-on experience in the design and development of software products. Learn to build complex systems that are safe and reliable for a range of technologies - from IoT devices to massive data centres.
New frontiers offer new challenges. Our Space Engineering program will equip you with the technical skills required to design solutions to Earth’s problems. You will combine unique technical skills and space-based assets while utilizing the principles of systems engineering to make an impact. Learn from real space missions, starting with initial concept design leading to hardware and software design, manufacturing, testing and in-orbit operations.
Develop a strong command of the Spanish language as you explore the language, literature, culture, and ethnic diversity of Spain and the Spanish-American world.
Set yourself apart for careers focused on Spanish language and culture including teaching, communications, interpretation, or translation. Develop a thorough understanding by exploring Spanish literature, cinema, theatre, and politics in small classes with dynamic, supportive professors. Consider our D-TEIL (Discipline of Teaching English as an International Language) Certificate to get hands-on experience in Cuba or our Accelerated BA in Spanish Translation.
Learn statistical theory and methodology, and its mathematical foundations. Complete accredited courses for the Associate Statistician (A.Stat.) professional designation. Get recruited by banks and financial institutions, insurance, actuarial, pharmaceutical, electronics, engineering, urban planning, and marketing companies, consulting firms, and government agencies.
After a foundational first year, branch into Production & Design, Acting or Performance Creation and Research. Thrive with an immersive exposure to all facets of theatre-making and experiences that mirror the professional world. Imagine and realize almost every aspect of Theatre @ York productions under the mentorship of faculty and guest artists.
Unique in Southern Ontario, our program addresses a significant shortage of English and French translators in Canada. Our graduates work for the United Nations, the Government of Canada, law firms, publishing houses, and more. They also have careers in editing, writing, and teaching. As a Translation student, you’ll obtain a free membership to the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario with access to all its services, job postings, workshops, and networking opportunities.
Are you fascinated by science but not yet ready to choose a specific path? Discover your interests and strengths before declaring a major that suits your intellectual and career goals.
If you’re entering your first year of university and unsure of where your interests lie, an Undecided Major can help you explore your interests and choose your major in second year. Career paths will depend on the major chosen: liberal arts will help you develop skills required for jobs in government, business, communications and more.
Develop your strengths and explore your interests. Give yourself time to think about your future by taking courses from a variety of subjects before identifying your major. Experience university-level study before choosing a major that will link to specific career options.
Delve into cities, urban social life and the relationship that cities have with other spaces. Explore the ways in which political institutions, social relations, economic systems, physical structures, ecological processes and cultural understandings weave together into the social fabric.
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Explore a variety of artistic media—painting, sculpture, print media, drawing, photography and interdisciplinary art—before choosing your specialties. Participate in intensive studio training, supported by studies in the history and theory of art, and be mentored by faculty members with active professional practices.
Learn how work occupies much of our lives and influences how we live and think about the world while exploring the complex nature of work and employment, the impact of globalization and the role of trade unions.