About Program Admission Requirements

Set yourself apart by studying with leading authorities about Canadian topics, including our national culture, environmental history, labour issues in Quebec and endangered Aboriginal languages.

Glendon's liberal arts environment is the perfect complement to its Canadian Studies program, and easily allows for cross-discipline research and study. If you're 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.

Apply your learning at the annual Crossing Borders Conference, support government officials and scholars from both sides of the Canadian-US border or get debate experience on current Canadian issues at provincial Canadian Studies conferences.

Vous étudierez avec d’éminents spécialistes les enjeux auxquels fait face le Canada, notamment la culture nationale, l’histoire environnementale, les enjeux liés à la main-d’œuvre au Québec, ou les langues autochtones menacées d’extinction.

L'environnement d'arts liberaux de Glendon va parfaitement avec le programme d'Études canadiennes et facilite la recherche et travail pluridisciplinaires. Si vous envisagez de travailler dans la fonction publique, donnez-vous un avantage en obtenant un diplôme bilingue qui vous permettra de mieux comprendre la complexité de notre pays dans toutes ses dimensions : organisation politique et judiciaire, langues et cultures, histoire et le rôle du Canada sur le plan international.

Utilisez vos connaissances lors du colloque annuel « Crossing Borders » appuyé par des représentants du gouvernement et des universitaires du Canada et des États-Unis, ou développez vos compétences pour débattre d’enjeux contemporains au Canada, en participant à des conférences sur les Études canadiennes organisées dans la province.

Sample First-year Schedule

  • Understanding Contemporary Canada
  • Canadian Citizenship
  • a language course (depending on language level, you would take French as a second language course, an English as a second language course or a discipline course taught in your second language)
  • Culture and Power in the Americas
  • Philosophy of Law

Possible Career Paths

Explore what you can do with your degree
  • government department officer
  • historical interpreter
  • biographer

Internationalize your degree

The iBA degree program reflects York's commitment to internationalization and requires you to acquire an international language and to gain international experience on exchange at one of York University's partner institutions abroad. You will benefit from enhanced interdisciplinary and cross-cultural knowledge, which are important components of the department's academic focus. Visit the International program page for more information.

You are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education. This can be demonstrated through:

  • Final grades under the Ontario curriculum (obtained through correspondence, night school or through TVO)
  • Credentials through other curricula, such as results from Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced-level courses in the General Certificate of Education (GCE). (Students may register to sit for the AP and GCE examinations as private candidates.)

In the absence of final grades in courses:

  • You must submit the results of standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum combined total of 1170 on the Critical Reading and Math components or a composite American College Testing (ACT) score of 24.
  • Your application will be reviewed by an admissions sub-committee. If admitted, you will not be eligible for entrance scholarships. You will be considered for continuing student scholarships at the end of your first year of study, if you satisfy those criteria.

You may also be required to provide proof of language proficiency. You will be considered for entrance scholarships on the basis of your overall averages in the six 4U/4M (Ontario curriculum) or equivalent courses.

We are adding to our database of admission requirements by country. Please check back in October for additional admission requirements by country. General requirements are currently available by country — note that program-specific requirements may apply in addition to general requirements.