International Studies / Études internationales

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Glendon
BA, iBA Bilingual, iBA Trilingual
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The first of its kind in Canada, our International Studies program arms you with a deeper understanding of how governments, law, politics, business, culture, science and the environment relate on the international stage.

Learning from internationally renowned professors in small classes means you’re well-positioned to join the ranks of Glendon grads working in prominent positions at organizations such as the Canadian Foreign Service, Oxfam and the United Nations.

Prepare for a global career

Ranked third in Canada for international focus by the Globe & Mail’s University Report (2012), Glendon offers you a degree without borders – whether with our unique iBA degree, with an international exchange or internship, or by co-coordinating our award-winning International Studies Student Symposium.

Premier du genre à avoir été créé au Canada, notre programme d’études internationales vous permet d’acquérir une compréhension approfondie des rapports entre les gouvernements, le droit, la politique, les affaires, la culture, les sciences et l’environnement sur la scène internationale.

En étudiant avec des professeurs de renommée mondiale, dans de petites classes, vous serez bien préparés pour rejoindre les rangs des diplômés de Glendon qui occupent des postes de premier plan dans des organisations comme le Ministère des affaires étrangères, Commerce et Développement Canada, l’Oxfam ou l’ONU.

Préparez-vous à une carrière internationale

Classé 3e au Canada pour son orientation internationale (Rapport du Globe & Mail sur les universités, 2012), Glendon vous offre un diplôme sans frontières : vous pouvez obtenir notre diplôme unique d’i.B.A., participer à un échange ou à un stage à l’étranger, ou coordonner notre Symposium d’études internationales primé, organisé par des étudiants.

Sample Schedule (First-year)

  • International Society: History Philosophy and Theories
  • Global Geography: Physical and Human Aspects
  • Culture and Power in the Americas
  • The History of Later Medieval Europe
  • 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)

Possible Career Paths

Explore what you can do with your degree
  • social policy analyst
  • international development officer
  • foreign relations specialist

Internationalize your degree

The iBA Bilingual / iBA Trilingual degree program(s) reflect 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.

BAGlendon

Requirements for admission:
  • Alberta High School Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • And four additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31 - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 30
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Alberta High School Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • And four additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31 - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 30
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • British Columbia Secondary School Graduation Diploma
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • And four additional Grade 12 Academic subjects - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 12
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • British Columbia Secondary School Graduation Diploma
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • And four additional Grade 12 Academic subjects - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 12
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Baccalauréat Général
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Terminale English
    • A maximum of 30 possible transferable credits may be granted for successful completion of the Baccalauréat Général. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Baccalauréat Général
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Terminale English
    • A maximum of 30 possible transferable credits may be granted for successful completion of the Baccalauréat Général. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Successful completion of the final year of senior studies
    • Minimum overall result of “Bien/Buena/Bueno/Good” on all academic courses.
    • Some programs require a higher GPA.
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Senior-level French

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Successful completion of the final year of senior studies
    • Minimum overall result of “Bien/Buena/Bueno/Good” on all academic courses.
    • Some programs require a higher GPA.
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Senior-level French

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Diploma with a total of at least six units, including prerequisites, and grades of 1, 2 or 3 in each unit.
    • A minimum overall average of 3 out of 7 is required. Higher grades required for certain programs.
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • 2-unit French
    • CAPE 2-unit courses, with results of 3 or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Diploma with a total of at least six units, including prerequisites, and grades of 1, 2 or 3 in each unit.
    • A minimum overall average of 3 out of 7 is required. Higher grades required for certain programs.
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • 2-unit French
    • CAPE 2-unit courses, with results of 3 or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • One year of CEGEP
  • 2 semesters of English/anglais
  • And ten additional academic courses (high-school equivalent courses not accepted) - recommendation(s) below:
    • French / français
    • Extra courses will be assessed for transfer credit. Applicants with the DEC may be awarded up to one full year of transfer credit.
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • One year of CEGEP
  • 2 semesters of English/anglais
  • And ten additional academic courses (high-school equivalent courses not accepted) - recommendation(s) below:
    • French / français
    • Extra courses will be assessed for transfer credit. Applicants with the DEC may be awarded up to one full year of transfer credit.
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Grade 12 French

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Grade 12 French

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Lise Diplomasi
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Senior-level French

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Lise Diplomasi
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Senior-level French

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examinations
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • A-level French
    • GCE A2 examinations with results of "C" or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
    To gain admission to this program, minimum average of C is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of C.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examinations
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • A-level French
    • GCE A2 examinations with results of "C" or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
    To gain admission to this program, minimum average of C is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of C.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Twelfth Year French
    To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the Twelfth Year of senior studies with a minimum overall average of %cutoff.hk%/5.0 required.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Twelfth Year French
    To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the Twelfth Year of senior studies with a minimum overall average of %cutoff.hk%/5.0 required.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • IB Diploma with passes in six subjects: three passes at the Standard-level and three passes at the Higher-level, or two passes at the Standard-level and four passes at the Higher-level
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Standard or higher-level French
    • Transfer credit is granted for IB courses with Higher-level final grades of 5 or better, to a maximum of 30 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
    To gain admission to this program, minimum IB diploma point scores of 28 is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum IB diploma point scores of 28.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • IB Diploma with passes in six subjects: three passes at the Standard-level and three passes at the Higher-level, or two passes at the Standard-level and four passes at the Higher-level
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Standard or higher-level French
    • Transfer credit is granted for IB courses with Higher-level final grades of 5 or better, to a maximum of 30 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
    To gain admission to this program, minimum IB diploma point scores of 28 is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum IB diploma point scores of 28.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of one of the following:
    • All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSCE)
    • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
    • Indian School Certificate (ISC)
    • Intermediate Examination Certificate
    • Pre-University Examination Certificate
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Grade XII French

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of one of the following:
    • All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSCE)
    • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
    • Indian School Certificate (ISC)
    • Intermediate Examination Certificate
    • Pre-University Examination Certificate
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Grade XII French

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Manitoba High School Diploma
  • English 40S
  • And four additional 40S level academic subjects (no more than one at the 40G level) - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 40S
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Manitoba High School Diploma
  • English 40S
  • And four additional 40S level academic subjects (no more than one at the 40G level) - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 40S
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 120, 121 or 122
  • And five additional Grade 12 academic subjects (college preparatory 120, 121 or 122) - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 121 or 122 or French Immersion 120
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 120, 121 or 122
  • And five additional Grade 12 academic subjects (college preparatory 120, 121 or 122) - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 121 or 122 or French Immersion 120
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Newfoundland and Labrador High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 3201
  • And nine additional credits at the 3000 level - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 3200 or 3201
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Newfoundland and Labrador High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 3201
  • And nine additional credits at the 3000 level - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 3200 or 3201
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 12
  • And four additional Grade 12 academic subjects (university preparatory academic or advanced) - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 12
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 12
  • And four additional Grade 12 academic subjects (university preparatory academic or advanced) - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 12
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Nunavut High School Graduation Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • And four additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31 - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 30
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Nunavut High School Graduation Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • And four additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31 - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 30
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Northwest Territories High School Graduation Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • And four additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31 - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 30
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Northwest Territories High School Graduation Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • And four additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31 - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 30
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • ENG4U
  • And five additional 4U or M courses - recommendation(s) below:
    • 4U French
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.
    OUAC code YGI

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • ENG4U
  • And five additional 4U or M courses - recommendation(s) below:
    • 4U French
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.
    OUAC code YGA

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of a diploma program or at least two full semesters or one year of full-time academic study at an accredited college
  • Overall average of 3.0 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
  • 4U French (recommended)
  • iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of a diploma program or at least two full semesters or one year of full-time academic study at an accredited college
  • Overall average of 3.0 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
  • 4U French (recommended)
  • BAGlendon

    To be considered a mature student, you must:
  • Be at least 20 years old by the end of the calendar year of admission to the University
  • Have been out of full-time high school studies for at least two years or have returned to upgrade after a two year absence
  • Have attempted less than one full year of studies at an accredited university or college
  • Have demonstrated potential for success through academic, professional or volunteer activities and other accomplishments
  • 4U French (recommended)
  • iBAGlendon

    To be considered a mature student, you must:
  • Be at least 20 years old by the end of the calendar year of admission to the University
  • Have been out of full-time high school studies for at least two years or have returned to upgrade after a two year absence
  • Have attempted less than one full year of studies at an accredited university or college
  • Have demonstrated potential for success through academic, professional or volunteer activities and other accomplishments
  • 4U French (recommended)
  • BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of at least four full-year courses or one year of full-time degree studies at an accredited university
  • Overall average of 2.3 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
  • 4U French (recommended)
  • iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of at least four full-year courses or one year of full-time degree studies at an accredited university
  • Overall average of 2.3 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
  • 4U French (recommended)
  • BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Prince Edward Island Senior Secondary School Diploma
  • English 621
  • And four additional Grade 12 academic subjects (numbered 611 or 621) - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 621
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Prince Edward Island Senior Secondary School Diploma
  • English 621
  • And four additional Grade 12 academic subjects (numbered 611 or 621) - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 621
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Quebec Grade 12 Certificate of Graduation
  • Grade 12 English
  • And five additional academic (university preparation level) subjects - recommendation(s) below:
    • Grade 12 French
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Quebec Grade 12 Certificate of Graduation
  • Grade 12 English
  • And five additional academic (university preparation level) subjects - recommendation(s) below:
    • Grade 12 French
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Transcript of Secondary Level Achievement
  • English A30 and English B30
  • And three additional Grade 12 academic subjects numbered 30 - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 30
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Transcript of Secondary Level Achievement
  • English A30 and English B30
  • And three additional Grade 12 academic subjects numbered 30 - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 30
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • General Secondary Education Certificate
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Senior-level French

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • General Secondary Education Certificate
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Senior-level French

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • High School Diploma
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Senior-level French
    • AP College Board examinations are eligible for transfer credit, for results of 4 or 5, up to a maximum of 30 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • High School Diploma
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Senior-level French
    • AP College Board examinations are eligible for transfer credit, for results of 4 or 5, up to a maximum of 30 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or National Examinations Council (NECO)
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Senior-level French

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or National Examinations Council (NECO)
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Senior-level French

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Yukon High School Diploma
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • And three additional Grade 12 Academic subjects - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 12
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Yukon High School Diploma
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • And three additional Grade 12 Academic subjects - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 12
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.