Full-Time

Actuarial Science

Focus on one of two areas: Actuarial Science or Operations Research. Actuaries model risk in designing insurance policies, pension plans and similar programs. You will be prepared to write the actuarial certification exams. In Operations Research, the scientific study of optimal systems management, you’ll learn how to use mathematical models to maximize the efficiency of business operations.

African Studies

From ancient history to contemporary issues, modern Africa poses challenges and opportunities worthy of serious study. Learn from professors engaged in researching social, political, economic and cultural change from precolonial times to the present. Whether we think of inspired political leadership or poverty, economic development or major challenges to health, Africa is a continent with a global impact.

Anthropology

Anthropology explores some of the great mysteries of humanity. Engage in topics such as media and culture, health and illness, gender and sexuality, development, religion and science and displaced peoples. Learn to think critically about how concepts such as class, race, gender and ethnic identity are produced and expressed in contexts of power around the world.

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.

Business & Society

In this program you will acquire a critical, in-depth understanding of the relationship between business, social structures and government, and evaluate the ways in which business and society influence one another.

Business Administration

Align yourself with one of the world’s leading business schools. The Schulich School of Business in Toronto, ranked among the best of the best, offers two of Canada’s most prestigious degrees: the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and the International Bachelor of Business Administration (iBBA). When you graduate from Schulich — Canada’s Global Business School™ — you will have the sharp skills and knowledge necessary for success in today’s global marketplace.

Business Economics

In applying economic theory to business management, you’ll learn the analytical and decision-making techniques used in business, and come to understand the public and private institutional environments within which businesses operate.

Business Economics / Économie et commerce

Gain insight and international perspectives on strategic competition, the internal organization of firms and challenges facing businesses. Equipped with communications and problem-solving skills our bilingual, business-trained graduates have a professional edge in the workplace.

Canadian Studies / Études canadiennes

We offer the unique opportunity to study national issues in both official languages, a key advantage if you’re considering government work. You’ll develop a multi-dimensional understanding of the country—our political and legal systems, languages, cultures, history and more—and will learn how these particulars shape Canada’s position in the global arena.

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.

Children's Studies

Explore the experiences and representations of children and youth throughout history and from different cultures around the world. Focus on children’s rights and children’s cultures and understand how children themselves make sense of the world.

Cinema & Media Studies

Get hands-on professional training in cinematography, editing, sound, directing and producing from award-winning filmmakers in our Production BFA program. Learn the art and craft of moving image storytelling in Canada’s only Screenwriting BFA program. Explore Canadian, international, documentary and alternative film in our Cinema & Media Studies BA program. Draw on our outstanding production and screening facilities, extensive technical support and strong industry partnerships to chart your path to career success.

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is a driving engine of economic growth. From soaring skyscrapers and breathtaking bridges to innovative transportation systems and next-generation clean-water technologies — the scope and impact of Civil Engineering is unparalleled. Whether it is designing roads, bridges and tunnels or protecting people by creating earthquake-proof buildings, civil engineers have a wide variety of skills that make the world safer and more efficient.

Classical Studies/Classics

Are you fascinated by the language, literature, history, philosophy and lives of people in ancient Greece and Rome? Do you want to study works that have influenced human thought and reasoning for centuries? These programs introduce you 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.

Cognitive Science

Study the mind and its processes. Program majors will examine the nature of thought, memory, perception and language from a variety of perspectives to acquire a rich understanding of the mind. Combine courses from philosophy, psychology, linguistics, information technology and computer science to gain in-depth knowledge of the reasoning processes we find in humans, animals and machines.

Commerce

Broaden your career horizons with Commerce, one of the largest business programs in Canada. The BCom Specialized Honours program gives you the rare opportunity to specialize at the undergraduate level, focusing on one of the following areas: Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Management, Management Science or Marketing. If you choose another program but are interested in business, consider the innovative minor programs in Business and Marketing.

Communication Studies

The program looks at the social roles of media and communication, examining how people gather, share and use information. You’ll study the theoretical and historical foundations of media, theories of communication processes, relationships between media and identity and the expanding role of digital communication and new media in our increasingly globalized society.

Communications

As a student in the only bilingual Communications program in southern Ontario, you'll be well prepared to meet a global industry need for qualified bilingual communications professionals with an international perspective. Take courses in French and English within three concentrations: Communication, Culture & Society; Organizations & Communication; and Technology & Communication. 

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 Engineering

Computer Engineering forms the basis of the modern world. Self-driving cars, robotics, mobile devices, electronic commerce, wireless communications and other advances are all built by computer engineers. Computer engineers gain deep knowledge about hardware and software design, and they are uniquely qualified to work on computer systems involving these aspects. They design and implement solutions to an ever-increasing range of engineering problems.

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.

Creative Writing

One of only a few Creative Writing undergraduate degree programs in the country, this program focuses on literary writing and introduces you to a variety of forms and styles employed and experimented with by well-known authors. Upper-year entry only. See also Professional Writing.

Criminology

Crime and criminality are central concerns in our contemporary world. In this program, you’ll develop a broad knowledge base, refined analytical and research skills and a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system as it relates to national and international social processes.

Culture & Expression

What exactly is creativity and how does it move society? Study ways of understanding human creativity as it takes form in cultural expressions such as literature, the visual arts, film, music, digital media and popular culture. Through theory, critical analysis and experiential engagement, you’ll explore meaning in these forms and gain a deeper knowledge of cultural complexity.

Dance

Dance with intelligent, dynamic minds and bodies in Canada’s largest and most comprehensive university dance program. Choose from streams in Choreography/Performance, Dance Education and Dance Studies. We offer you professional training in contemporary/modern dance with options in urban, contemporary/ballet and world dance, complemented by courses in composition, production, dance history and ethnography. Performance opportunities abound! Joint diploma/degree programs with Canada’s National Ballet School and the School of Toronto Dance Theatre are also available.

Design

Immerse yourself in contemporary design practice and design thinking in the York/Sheridan program in Design. Work on real-world projects in state-of-the-art facilities. We offer you an exceptional professional education in visual communication, interactive and information design, integrated with studies in design history, theory and management. Practicum placements, strong industry connections and award-winning alumni are hallmarks of our internationally-recognized program.

Digital Media

Hone your creative, technical and analytical skills at the dynamic convergence of computational technology and the arts. In this innovative program, offered collaboratively by the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design and the Lassonde School of Engineering, code and programming are your tools for creative expression. Choose from streams in Game Arts, Digital Media Arts and Digital Media Development. Learn to create experiences and develop original objects such as apps, games, immersive, mixed and 3D reality environments, data visualization, interactive performance and more as you prepare for your career in the vanguard of digital culture.

Disaster & Emergency Management

Be part of an exciting and rapidly expanding field that’s impacting communities across the globe. You’ll explore key concepts, methodologies and strategies used by emergency-management professionals while honing your ability to analyze and think critically. You’ll also gain a comprehensive understanding of how emergency management intersects with other disciplines such as psychology and sociology.

Drama Studies / Études d'art dramatique

Our program focuses on drama as both a study of literature and as performance. Integrate your studies with the examination of language, literature, critical theory, performance media and other genres such as film, television and opera. You can also add courses in other academic areas to give you a degree with breadth.

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.

East Asian Studies

China, Japan and Korea are all ancient civilizations and modern societies of immense global significance. Bridging East Asia’s modern milieu and its rich history, you will gain an appreciation for the cultures and the political, economic and social impact of these nations. Expect to be challenged and engaged while acquiring an in-depth understanding of the region.

Economics

Economics lies at the root of most social challenges today. Learn how to use the analytical and quantitative tools of economics to solve a range of contemporary issues related to production and consumption in a variety of contexts, including product, labour and capital markets.

Economics / Science économique

Studying Economics gives you insights into how people and organizations choose to distribute limited resources across competing areas. Our program provides a unique balance between technical analysis and skill-building, with the application to real-world problems. You’ll also learn about management, international labour markets, the fundamentals of economic theory and more.

Ecosystem Management

The Ecosystem Management program is offered jointly by York University and Sir Sandford Fleming College, allowing you to combine your university education with specialized, college-based training.

Education

Our Concurrent BEd program, to which you can apply from high school for select Faculties or after completing three years of university study, allows you to work toward your Education degree while at the same time completing most other York undergraduate degrees. Completion of the program will also lead to a recommendation to the Ontario College of Teachers for a teaching certificate.

We offer opportunities in the following areas:

  • French Immersion, with most classes at Glendon, for those who wish to teach in immersion, core and extended French classrooms.
  • Jewish Teacher Education, which prepares you to teach Hebrew and Jewish studies in public and Jewish day schools.
  • Indigenous Teacher Education, where an emphasis is placed on teaching Indigenous material in respectful ways to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.
  • International Education, which includes two internationally-focused elective courses and a program-based international experience.
  • Technological Teacher Education, for individuals who are interested in teaching one of the broad-base teaching subjects in high school.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering focuses on the big concepts and in-depth knowledge of power electronics, signal processors, assistive medical devices and more. From creating air-traffic control systems to making our skies less crowded to designing safer power stations or medical devices, electrical engineers find that their skills have diverse real-world applications.

Engineering & International Development Studies

Are you passionate about using the power of engineering to solve challenges on an international stage? Explore our five-year  BEng/BA dual-degree in Engineering & International Development Studies.

English

As an English student, you’ll study some of the world’s most celebrated literature across a wide range of genres, cultures and periods. You’ll learn to think and write critically and will be prepared to succeed in any career that requires effective communication.

English & Professional Writing

The specialized nature of this program lies in the blending of English and Professional Writing into a single-degree program that highlights and enhances the relationship between the two fields of study. You’ll gain in-demand skills suitable for a wide range of careers.

English Studies / Études anglaises

Study many aspects of the English language — literature, linguistics, drama — from a wide range of perspectives, with compelling courses such as Children’s Literature, Creative Writing and English as a World Language. Small classes will encourage discussions. Interested in teaching? Combine your degree with our certificate in Teaching English as an International Language.

Environmental & Health Studies / Études sur l'environnement et la santé

Develop a thorough understanding of important environmental, ecological, biomedical and health-related issues from a mainly biological perspective. Armed with a social vision of health, you’ll be well prepared for further studies in law, education, the biomedical and environmental sciences, as well as for work in health administration, policy and advocacy.

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.

Environmental Studies

Our active community is passionate about environmental and social justice. We define the environment inclusively, so our program provides keen insights into the vast interconnections that affect our world. An introductory first year allows you to expand on your passion for environmental and social change through a comprehensive core course approach. Then, specialize in Environment & Culture, Urban & Regional Environments, Environmental Politics, Environmental Management

European Studies

From the Douro to the Don and from Tromsø to Tripoli, this program takes you through Europe’s evolution from the Middle Ages to today. Choose a broad European education or focus on a specific country. To fully understand Europe, you’ll take one course in a European language and have the opportunity to study abroad.

Financial & Business Economics

  Learn how the financial world functions. Examine the stock market and how companies are financed. As a student in Financial & Business Economics, you’ll benefit from a rigorous quantitative and analytical economic approach with practical application.

French Studies

Improve your oral and written proficiency in the French language and develop the critical-thinking skills that Canadian and international employers admire. Explore the francophone world and the diversity of its art, cultures and societies. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in exchange programs in Quebec and with universities in France. Major in French Studies or combine your program with a vast array of choices, including the Bachelor of Education.

French Studies / Études françaises

Named the Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education by the Government of Ontario, Glendon provides the ideal bilingual setting to study French language, literature, linguistics and culture. Our tailored approach to learning French will help improve your communication, and you can practice what you’ve learned on exchange, with (or without) our unique iBA, at the Sorbonne or other universities.

Gender & Women's Studies

Who we are, what we do and how we connect with others is shaped in part by gender and the changing role of women in societies around the world. Gender & Women’s Studies offers innovative, interdisciplinary courses on gender and women, as well as on the constructions and intersections of sexuality, class, age and ability.

Gender & Women's Studies / Études des femmes et de genre

With an emphasis on international issues, our program is based in our inclusive, progressive dual-campus community. Apply theory to real life through hands-on involvement in organizations, including our Women & Trans Centre, York’s Centre for Human Rights, our student-run advocacy organization GLgbt* and more. Interested in Sexuality Studies? Consider combining your degree with our certificate program.

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.

Geography & Urban Studies

In a world where more than 50 per cent of the population lives in urban areas, cities play a significant role in shaping the social, cultural, economic, political and environmental conditions of people’s everyday lives. Combine an interdisciplinary exploration of urban life with the discipline that closely examines the nature of city lives and city spaces. Topics include: the modern city, urban development in a global context, the history and comparative study of cities, and planning and environmental issues.

Geomatics Engineering

Geomatics Engineering blends the knowledge of science and engineering with information technologies to solve complex, real-world problems. The diverse issues tackled by the field range from tracking a vehicle’s location within a city to determining land use from a satellite image. Geomatics engineers focus on the science and technologies related to positioning and navigation, sensors, measurements and mapping, as well as on spatial awareness and intelligence.

German Studies

German Studies is an interdisciplinary program that introduces you to aspects of German culture ranging from language, literature and film studies to history, urban studies, political science, museum studies and women’s studies. You’ll gain a unique intercultural perspective indispensable for meeting the challenges of our increasingly global world.

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.

Global Political Studies

Gain the skills required to analyze global political forces, as well as 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 economic and political forms.

Health & Society

Develop the tools to understand health and illness both in real-life situations and as reflections of larger social processes. Examine how globalizing economies shape both illness and health care, and learn to appreciate the role played by social forces and cultural change in shaping individual well-being.

Health Studies

Health Studies provides an understanding of the health system, how policy decisions change the way the system functions, and how to address the challenges the health system faces, including sustainability, chronic disease and health inequities (eg. poverty). The program explores Health Management, Health Informatics (data systems, software design) and Health Policy. Gain field experience in Health Studies Project Management, or deepen your focus with a certificate.

Hellenic Studies

Ancient Greece provided much of the basis of civilization in the Western world, while modern Greece is an important European nation at the crossroads between Europe and the Middle East. The Greek community in Toronto, with the creation of the Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair in Modern Greek History, has chosen York University to be the premiere centre of Hellenic Studies in Ontario.

History

History provides us with a valuable road map to the future. By studying the past, you’ll 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. Whatever historical period you’re interested in, this program has courses designed for you.

History / Histoire

Specializing in the history of Europe, the Americas and the Near East, this program will nurture your historical interests with courses in English or French. Our small classes will facilitate an in-depth exploration of the past. Want to experience historical sites first-hand? Consider an international exchange with (or without) our iBA program.

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.

Human Resources Management

The School of Human Resource Management is Canada’s leader in HRM education. Through our interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning, you’ll gain the research, analytical and management skills to become a successful HR professional, able to deal effectively with challenging workplace issues.

Human Rights & Equity Studies

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.

Humanities

Question everything. Humanities promotes a critical approach that, in encouraging you to question preconceived assumptions, enables you to appreciate cultural diversity and function effectively in a globalized world. You’ll study human cultures, their forms of expression and their philosophical, religious, political, scientific and aesthetic values.

Individualized Studies

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, allowing students to define the core problems or issues that, in linking various academic disciplines, will serve as the foundation of their studies. Students typically apply to the program in their second year.

Individualized Studies / Programmes individuels

Individualized Studies, an upper-year entry program, allows you to build a program from areas of special interest to you under the guidance of a professor acting as your academic adviser. Our instructors will provide the time and support required to develop a program of study that meets your academic and career goals.

Information Technology

Gain the knowledge to liaise between technical and non-technical users and graduate with the ability to plan, analyze, design, build, administer and audit information systems.

Interdisciplinary Social Science

Develop a solid grounding in interdisciplinary social science research methods and critical social theory. Explore a range of courses from Work & Labour Studies, Development Studies, Health & Society, Urban Studies and African Studies. Critically examine historical and contemporary issues, relating them to social and political thought, social justice and diversity, sustainability and the environment, identity and social exclusion, diaspora and global development.

International Development

The York/Humber International Development Management Studies program prepares you to work in Canada, the US or internationally as project or program officers and managers within governmental, non-governmental and private sector organizations involved in international development initiatives.

International Development Studies

Develop an understanding of the challenges and opportunities for the Global South in the face of existing inequalities between rich and poor nations, and the political-institutional, cultural, socio-economic and ecological factors presently affecting international development.

International Studies & Business Administration / Études internationales et administration des affaires

This bilingual business dual credential (iBA/BBA) combines Glendon’s expertise in human and social sciences with entrepreneurship, international business and innovation at emlyon business school in France. You'll study at Glendon for the first two years and complete your third and fourth years in Lyon, France. Two mandatory internships also offer you the opportunity to work in French and explore cross-cultural business issues.

International Studies / Études internationales

Our prestigious International Studies program — the country’s first — has a strong reputation locally and internationally. You’ll develop your understanding of international society while studying diplomacy, foreign policy and international law, development, organizations and cultures. Further fine-tune your international perspective through an iBA or an exchange program, or help organize our award-winning student-run Symposium conference (for academic credit!).

Italian Studies

Explore a rich assortment of courses in Italian language, linguistics, literature, culture, film, and Italian-Canadian studies. Students are also offered an opportunity to study abroad for the summer in Florence, Rome or Bologna.

Jewish Studies

Explore Jewish texts, thought, belief, history, cultures, sociologies, languages and fine arts from biblical times to the present. Jewish Studies provides a model for exploring some of the larger humanistic and philosophical questions affecting us all.

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.

Law & Society

Develop an understanding of the relationship between society and law, and the many 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. While some of our students go on to law school, Law & Society is not a pre-law preparatory program.

Law - Juris Doctor

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. Osgoode graduates may pursue diverse career opportunities within the legal profession, government, business, non-governmental organizations, not-for-profit organizations and academia.

Linguistics

How does human language work? Linguistics uncovers the organizing principles of human language and provides a systematic framework for descriptions of individual languages. As a Linguistics student, you’ll engage in the scientific study of language, investigate the relationship between language and society and the one between language and the mind.

Linguistics & Language Studies / Linguistique et sciences du langage

Thanks to our bilingual setting, you can complete your Linguistics & Language Studies in both English and French, with a growing Spanish course offering. Our program offers a rich menu of subjects, including phonetics, morphology, semantics, historical linguistics and sociolinguistics.

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 / Mathématiques

We offer a selection of pure and applied math courses in both English and French. Not only will our small classes ensure that you receive personalized attention through the various stages of the learning process but we also have a drop-in Math Lab, where teaching assistants can offer their expertise.

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.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest and most wide-ranging of the engineering disciplines and considered a cornerstone for any engineering faculty. The multidimensional discipline includes exploring sources of renewable energy, developing new tools for medical diagnostics and devising ways to create a cleaner and healthier environment. Mechanical engineers have a broad range of technical skills, equipping them with the knowledge to complete diverse engineering tasks.

Multicultural & Indigenous Studies

Trace the connections between colonialism, racism and diasporas for a deeper understanding of difference and diversity in Canada. Students in Multicultural & Indigenous Studies specialize in Indigenous Studies, Diaspora Studies or Racism & Multiculturalism.

Music

Discover your personal path to a career in music. Compose, perform, experiment, record and study in superb facilities across a wide range of musical genres, traditions and settings — and other art forms. Create your own curriculum from courses in instrumental and vocal music, jazz, classical, contemporary, digital and world music, improvisation, ethnomusicology, theory, history, music pedagogy and music media. Program highlights include clinics and master classes led by internationally renowned artists and more than 100 public concerts each season.

Nursing

Nursing at York offers an innovative person-centric approach to teaching. It goes beyond the traditional medical model, focusing on theoretical, scientific and philosophical knowledge of caring and respect for patients’ values and choices. Our program has three BScN options, offered on a full-time basis only: York-Seneca-Georgian Collaborative Nursing, Second-Entry Nursing and the Post-RN Internationally Educated Nurses program.

Nursing: Collaborative (York-Seneca-Georgian)

Nursing at York offers an innovative person-centric approach to teaching. It goes beyond the traditional medical model, focusing on theoretical, scientific and philosophical knowledge of caring and respect for patients’ values and choices. Our program has three BScN options, offered on a full-time basis only: York-Seneca-Georgian Collaborative Nursing, Second-Entry Nursing and the Post-RN Internationally Educated Nurses program.

Nursing: Post-RN for Internationally Educated Nurses

Nursing at York offers an innovative person-centric approach to teaching. It goes beyond the traditional medical model, focusing on theoretical, scientific and philosophical knowledge of caring and respect for patients’ values and choices. Our program has three BScN options, offered on a full-time basis only: York-Seneca-Georgian Collaborative Nursing, Second-Entry Nursing and the Post-RN Internationally Educated Nurses program.

Philosophy

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. You’ll discover how to develop answers to these questions and how to engage in fruitful arguments with alternative points of view.

Philosophy / Philosophie

Beyond offering traditional Philosophy in English and French, our program emphasizes applied and practical ethics. Interested in law school? Many of our students pair their degree with our certificate in Law & Social Thought, making an excellent combination to acquire the critical thinking skills needed to succeed on LSAT tests.

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.

Political Science

Gain a thorough understanding of how governments, political parties, and the courts work. The Political Science program also sheds light on political movements in society and on the power relations of life.

Political Science / Science politique

Where better to study Political Science than at the campus Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson saw as a training ground for Canada’s future leaders? Our bilingual campus and small class sizes will help you develop your confidence in English and French (and maybe more languages), which is a key competitive advantage for work in government, law or the Foreign Service.

Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian Studies

Learn about, and engage with, the diversity of Portuguese-speaking culture, literature, art, history and political landscape. Focus on the entire Portuguese-speaking world across all continents, including immigrant communities. Engage in experiential education and cultural events that will be meaningful to your learning.

Professional Writing

Your ability to write well is a valuable and transferable skill. No matter where you live and work, the effective written communication of ideas, knowledge and opinion is indispensable. Your studies will include theories of writing, research methods, magazine writing, editing and multimedia presentation.

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.

Public Administration

Gain key administrative, management and leadership skills while learning how government works in theory and practice. Develop the knowledge and skills you need to analyze, formulate and evaluate policy at all levels of governance. Examine current and emerging debates on public institutions, law, human rights and diversity, as well as socio-economic issues. This program delivers professional knowledge and practical skills, and experiential education opportunities such as a limited number of practicum and internship positions.

Religious Studies

Religious experience is an indispensable key to the understanding of human behaviour and thought. Learn to identify and comprehend different forms of religious experience and examine the history, development and role of religion in today’s multicultural and secular world. Concentrate your studies on one religious tradition or take a comparative approach.

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.

Sexuality Studies

Join an exciting community of scholars, writers, artists and activists who are redefining how we think about sex, gender and sexuality. What is sexuality in varying transnational and global contexts? How do age, class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion and other categories of difference, identity and power impact sexuality? Be part of this dynamic discussion.

Sexuality Studies / Études sur la sexualité

Be part of a community that is producing new ways of thinking about sex, gender and sexuality. With courses offered on both York campuses, you’ll apply theory to real life through hands-on involvement in organizations including our Women & Trans Centre, the Centre for Human Rights, student-run advocacy organizations GLgbt* and TBLGAY and more.

Social Work

Recognized as one of the most progressive and socially responsive Social Work programs in Canada, York’s program combines critical theory and practice experience in classroom and practicum settings. In the final year, you will spend three days a week on a placement working with experienced social workers.

Sociology

Sociology is a dynamic field of study that analyzes key moments in our personal lives, our communities and our world. You’ll gain an understanding of how human action and consciousness both shape and are shaped by cultural and social structures.

Sociology / Sociologie

Sociology is the study of social lives: how people connect in groups, how societies are organized and evolve. You’ll apply sociological perspectives to topics such as gender, deviant behaviour, family and other disciplines including International Studies, Psychology and Linguistics. Case in point: Dr. Joanna Robinson’s students lead a hands-on observational study of Toronto while applying the theories learned in class to their research.

Software Engineering

Software is used to control many aspects of the modern world, ranging from medical devices, nuclear power plants and airlines to Google and Amazon. Software Engineering is valuable when  developing prosthetic limbs to improve mobility or when writing the code for the next breakthrough in mobile communications. Software engineers make complex systems possible, safe and reliable.

Space Engineering

New frontiers offer new challenges. Space Engineering tackles these challenges by combining unique technical skills to design solutions to Earth’s problems using space-based assets while utilizing the principles of systems engineering. These solutions require knowledge of all engineering disciplines, combined with the knowledge of unique space environments — both in orbit and on other planets.

Spanish

Explore a rich assortment of courses examining the literature, culture and linguistics of the Spanish-speaking world in all its diversity and international relevance. Proficiency in the Spanish language (speaking, writing, reading, listening) and cultural understanding of the Spanish-speaking world are a valuable asset in any career, globally and locally.

Spanish (Hispanic Studies) / Études hispaniques

Build your skills by taking language courses at all levels, studying Spanish literature and linguistics and by exploring Hispanic culture, politics and heritage. Put your learning to use after class with salsa lessons or conversation workshops, or take your knowledge to the next level with a trilingual iBA exchange in a Spanish-speaking country.

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.

Studio Art

Explore the many facets of art-making. Develop your professional practice in photo media, sculpture, drawing, painting, print media, installation and/or mixed media. Dive deep into visual culture, focusing on contemporary Canadian, Indigenous American, Asian and Western art and architecture. Work with leading artists, curators and art historians, supported by outstanding scholarly resources and specialized studio facilities, tools and cutting-edge technologies. Present your creative and curatorial work in a professional gallery setting as you prepare to launch your career.

Teacher Education (Bachelor of Education)

As a teacher of tomorrow, you have a big and important job ahead. We will help you succeed with leading-edge programs that are relevant to the classroom and beyond.

Teacher Education for French Immersion (Bachelor of Education)

The Bachelor of Education for French immersion addresses a provincial need to prepare additional, well-qualified French teachers. Glendon’s bilingual campus and excellence in language education provide the ideal setting for many of the required courses for this bilingual BEd.

Theatre

Learn what “doing theatre” is all about: onstage, backstage, behind the scenes and front of house. Work hands-on with practicing professionals in exceptional production and performance facilities. Showcase your talent in Theatre @ York’s annual season. Specialize in Production & Design (including stage management), Acting (voice, movement, performance) or Theatre Studies (playwriting, dramaturgy, devised theatre, drama in education) in a premier program that has launched a generation of celebrated talent for the stage and screen.

Translation / Traduction

Now available as a direct-entry program, Glendon offers the only Translation degree program in southern Ontario. The campus’s bilingual environment provides access to many language resources, as well as to local and global internships. Enhance your certifications in English, French or Spanish; try a bilingual or trilingual iBA; or fine-tune your writing with the Certificate of Technical & Professional Communication.

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.

United States Studies

One of this planet’s most powerful nations, the United States has a rich history and rapidly evolving future. You’ll develop a broad understanding of this country through studies in literature, history, politics and the arts. Specialize in topics such as the U.S. in the world or African American culture.

Urban Studies

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.

Urban Sustainability - York/Seneca Joint Program

As population grows so do the urban centres that support the population. Urbanization leads to an increased impact on the environment; the "ecological footprint" of cities is spreading. We need to find a way in which growth can be managed over time - sustainable growth. The Urban Sustainability program is offered jointly by York University and Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology. Joint programs allow you to combine your university education with specialized, college-based training.

Work & Labour Studies

Explore the issues arising from work and employment, the impact of globalization, and the role of unions and social movements in making
work better for everyone. You will understand the dynamics of the workplace and how our experience of work is changing.

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