BSc

Applied Mathematics

Express ideas using the language of abstraction and reasoning: Mathematics uses basic concepts as the foundation for practical applications. This program appeals to students fond of pure math — join a community dedicated to the precise analysis and interpretation of our world. Learn why the Wall Street Journal has consistently ranked mathematician as one of the best jobs.

Biochemistry

Biochemistry is the study of the chemistry of living organisms, of physiology and the structures, properties and changes of biomatter. Applications include medical products and diagnostics, new food and its safety, crop improvement, cosmetics and forensic science.

Biology

Study life on scales ranging from the cellular to the global. Our program combines biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, zoology, animal physiology, molecular genetics, plant science, evolution and ecology with first-rate laboratory experiences and research opportunities.

Biology / Biologie

Explore major topics in the first and only BSc biology program in southern Ontario with courses in English or French. Study conservation biology, ecology and animal behaviour in our small classes with direct access to a living lab — in our own forested “backyard.” Bonus: with the upcoming Ontario health-care changes, job prospects are promising for bilingual graduates.

Biomedical Science

Biomedical Science seeks to understand how the body functions at the cellular and molecular levels. The prevention and treatment of illness in people and in animals is based on this understanding. The field includes many areas of life science, including biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, physiology and biotechnology.

Biophysics

Biophysics is an exciting discipline at the intersection of physics and biology in which the methods and techniques of physics are applied to study organisms and biological processes. Learn how a laser can aid in drug delivery and how DNA can improve light-emitting diodes. Make your studies come alive in an internship or through our undergraduate research program. 

Biotechnology

Biotechnology is the application of science and engineering in the innovative use of living organisms to create new products that improve the quality of  our food, health and environment. Applications of this science include the diagnosis and treatment of disease, the genetic modification of agricultural crops and the increase of agricultural productivity.

Chemistry

Each year, the world of chemistry continues to expand and move forward. Our program provides the foundation to pursue many advanced fields, such as protein-structure analysis, environmental and atmospheric chemistry or nanomaterials science. The stream in Pharmaceutical & Biological Chemistry explores the interaction between biological systems and chemicals such as pharmaceuticals.

Computational Mathematics

Computational Mathematics combines core studies in mathematics and computer science. Choose one of two areas of concentration: Applied & Industrial Mathematics or Financial Mathematics. Applied & Industrial Mathematics involves modern and traditional applications of math to science, engineering and medical research. Financial Mathematics is geared to the needs of the financial and banking sectors.

Computer Science

Computer Science blends theoretical knowledge and practical skills to explore intriguing topics — computer systems that mimic human vision or the design of pharmaceutical drugs. Explore the theoretical limitations of computing and learn about the methodologies that lead to efficient, accurate computation. Liberal arts or science courses complement your Computer Science study in the BA or BSc program. The iBA, iBSc or the dual-degree option add an international component to your learning.

Computer Security

Computer Security is a specialized area of computer science that studies threats to computer systems and networks, and develops the science and practice of how to mitigate them. As much of our lives today takes place in cyberspace, we depend on safe, threat-free computers. Computer Security specialists help improve safety for online interactions and protect our data from virus attacks.

Earth & Atmospheric Science

Specialize in one of these streams: Atmospheric Science, Geomatics Science or Space Science. Atmospheric Science explores meteorology from the turbulent micro-scale to the large synoptic-scale weather systems. Geomatics Science delivers the knowledge and skills to work with terrestrial, aerial and space-observing platforms. Space Science explores the near-Earth space environment, as well as other planets.

Environmental Biology

Environmental Biology allows you to explore critical issues in conservation biology and biodiversity while making connections with areas such as human health, sustainability, environmental management and public policy. This program focuses on the biology of environmental issues, integrating ecological theory and practice to predict, quantify and address the impact of stressors such as habitat loss, pollutants, climate change, resource harvesting and invasive species on living systems. Career paths include: ecologist, invasive-species biologist, conservation biologist.

Environmental Science

Environmental Science focuses on the major interacting systems of the atmosphere, biosphere, water and landforms, as well as on the effect of human activity on these systems. The Life Sciences stream involves the incorporation of physical geography with ecology and population biology. The Physical Sciences stream integrates atmospheric science with surface-water hydrology and the study of landforms. You will gain hands-on experience in environmental research and develop strong technical skills.

Geography

Geography is a unique discipline that rests on all three pillars of intellectual life: the physical sciences, the social sciences and the humanities. Geography is a cutting-edge field that examines some of the world’s most critical issues, including resource depletion, human migration, globalization, geopolitics, social inequality and environmental vulnerability.

Global Health

The specialized honours program combines core global health knowledge with a choice of one of the following concentrations: global health policy, management and systems; global health and the environment; global e-health; and global health promotion and disease prevention. A final year practicum course is offered with non-governmental organizations locally or internationally.

Honours Integrated Science

The first-year Integrated Science program offers a unique experience by focusing on the natural connections between biology, chemistry, physics and math. This intimate, interactive and collaborative program combines team and blended teaching to connect different disciplines to achieve a deeper understanding. You’ll meet the same learning objectives as in traditional courses, but with a more integrated approach.

Kinesiology & Health Science

Kinesiology & Health Science is the study of physical activity and its importance for human health, health science and society. From the cellular level to the whole body in the bioscience, psychological and sociocultural domains, our program offers more course selections, taught by full-time faculty, than any other university in Canada.

Mathematical Biology

Experience the intersection of math and the life sciences, as well as the role it plays in our everyday concerns, by representing biological processes using a variety of mathematical tools and techniques.

Mathematics

Express ideas using the language of abstraction and reasoning: Mathematics uses basic concepts as the foundation for practical applications. This program appeals to students fond of pure math — join a community dedicated to the precise analysis and interpretation of our world. Learn why the Wall Street Journal has consistently ranked mathematician as one of the best jobs.

Mathematics for Education

Mathematics for Education is designed for students considering a career in teaching. Students can be enrolled in York’s Concurrent Education program or choose to take a Consecutive Education program. This program offers a broad background in mathematics and encourages you to develop a wide perspective on the teaching and learning of the subject.

Physics & Astronomy

This program allows you to specialize in Physics, Applied Physics or Astronomy & Astrophysics and offers a sound curriculum in fundamental and computer-based physics, with a strong experimental component. Make your studies come alive with an internship or in our undergraduate research program. You’ll examine areas such as quantum physics, relativity, high-energy particle physics, photonics, solid-state physics and planetary, stellar and extra-galactic astronomy.

Psychology

Our small classes enable you to work closely with professors and fellow students while gaining applied experience through a practicum and other employment opportunities at our affiliates, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care and Sunnybrook Hospital. Add breadth to your degree through engaging courses, a cognitive neuropsychology option, our Neuropsychology stream or our new Bachelor of Science degree option.

Science & Technology Studies

This unique interdisciplinary program expands your understanding of science and technology by exploring their social, cultural, philosophical and material dimensions. The program draws on the sciences, humanities and social sciences to examine specific scientific ideas, as well as to address their broader interactions, such as between ideas of science and gender, debates between science and religion and the interconnection of technology and cultural values.

Statistics

You’ll learn the foundations of mathematical statistics with application to areas such as mining data for information and measuring uncertainty in experiments and surveys. Our students are recruited by major consulting firms and government agencies.

Undecided Major

Take time to think about your future and begin your studies. Explore your interests and develop your strengths by taking courses in a variety of subjects before declaring your major.

Undecided Major / Majeure non déterminée

If you’re entering your first year of university and like all that makes Glendon unique, an Undecided Major is a way to begin your studies without selecting a major. Explore your interests and think about your options, then choose your major heading into second year. Specific career paths will depend on the major ultimately chosen. The liberal arts will help you develop numerous skills required for jobs in government, business, communications and more.

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