Sexuality Studies / Études sur la sexualité

About Program Admission Requirements

Join a community of scholars and activists who are producing new ways of thinking about sex, gender, and sexuality to influence change in industries such as health, social services, law, politics, counselling, activism, and more.

The BA and iBA in Sexuality Studies are also offered on York's Glendon Campus.

Our Glendon Campus is the only fully integrated bilingual Faculty of its kind in Canada and one of the only university campuses in Canada to specialize in liberal arts education. Students take courses in English and French and often learn a third language. Study this program at Glendon. 

Why Glendon?

The Glendon campus community is an incredibly inclusive, progressive environment that’s passionate about social justice. Apply your learning through involvement in our Women and Trans Centre, the Centre for Human Rights at the Keele campus, and GLgbt* (a student-run organization that promotes community support through social events and awareness campaigns on campus).

Joignez-vous à une communauté d’universitaires et d’activistes qui créent de nouvelles façons de réfléchir aux questions concernant la sexualité, le sexe et le genre, en vue d’apporter des changements dans des domaines comme la santé, les services sociaux, le droit, la politique, le counseling et l’activisme.

Ce programme d’Études sur la sexualité est offert sur le campus Glendon de York.

Glendon est la seule faculté entièrement bilingue au Canada et l’un des seuls campus universitaires canadiens spécialisés dans l’étude des arts libéraux. Les étudiants suivent des cours en anglais et en français et apprennent souvent une troisième langue. Suivez ce programme à Glendon.

Pourquoi choisir Glendon ?

Notre campus offre un environnement très inclusif et progressiste qui accueille une communauté passionnée par la justice sociale. Mettez en pratique vos connaissances en participant aux activités de notre Centre des femmes et des trans, du « Centre for Human Rights » sur le campus Keele, et du GLgbt* (une organisation étudiante qui mobilise le soutien de la communauté en organisant des activités sociales et des campagnes de sensibilisation sur le campus).

You may also be interested in our Certificate in Sexuality Studies.

Sample First-year Schedule

  • Introduction to Critical Sexualities
  • Introduction to Sexuality Studies
  • 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)
  • Relations sexe/genre
  • Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies

Possible Career Paths

Explore what you can do with your degree
  • social worker
  • journalist
  • sex educator

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.