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Undergraduate Certificate

Accounting

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Program

Actuarial Science

BA offered by Faculty of Science

Actuarial Science (BA) Join our personalized, hands-on program in the growing field of financial risk management and learn to foretell an uncertain future. Write the actuarial certification exams key to becoming an in-demand business professional. Take courses in mathematics, statistics, economics, finance and communications to prepare for a successful career. Career paths include: actuary, financial analyst, operations research and optimization.

Undergraduate Certificate

Actuarial Science

Offered by Faculty of Science

Undergraduate Certificate

Advocacy & Public Engagement

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Program

African Studies

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

This program provides students with the opportunity to pursue their interest in Africa. It is designed to help you gain personal and political insight on topics such as African history, people and the continent’s role in global affairs.

Undergraduate Program

Anthropology

BA, iBA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Anthropology (BA, iBA) Become an informed global citizen by delving into a comparative study of the world’s societies and cultures. Develop the knowledge and skills to think critically and productively about how class, race, gender and ethnic identities are produced and expressed in shifting local and global contexts of power. Career paths include: development officer, foreign affairs worker, educator.

Undergraduate Certificate

Anti-Racist Research & Practice

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Program

Applied Mathematics

BA, BSc offered by Faculty of Science

Applied Mathematics (BA, BSc) Learn mathematical modeling and use computer simulations and data analysis to solve real-world problems in areas such as epidemiology, high speed computing, climate change, energy storage and mathematical finance. Career paths include: financial analyst, epidemiologist, scientific computing.

Undergraduate Certificate

Athletic Therapy

Offered by Faculty of Health

Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Education (French)

BEd offered by Faculty of Education

Education (French as a Second Language) (BEd) The BEd program with a concentration in French as a Second Language (FSL) is delivered at the Glendon campus. The language of instruction is primarily French, so students are well prepared to teach in French Immersion classrooms. Students who are admitted in this program must also be enrolled at Glendon College. Graduates of the BEd program will be recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) for certification. Career paths include: teacher, French teacher.

Undergraduate Program

Biochemistry

BSc offered by Faculty of Science

Biochemistry (BSc) Study the chemistry of living organisms. Analyze the physiology and the structures, properties and changes of biomatter. Put your knowledge to use in areas like medical diagnostics, food innovation and safety, cosmetics and forensic science. Career paths include: pharmaceutical researcher, qualitycontrol scientist, forensic scientist.

Undergraduate Program

Biology

BSc, iBSc offered by Faculty of Science

Biology (BSc, iBSc) Contemplate life on scales ranging from the cellular to the global level. Choose from courses in biochemistry, molecular genetics and cell biology, zoology, physiology, plant science, evolution and ecology. Whatever your focus, you’ll have first-rate laboratory experiences and research opportunities. Career paths include: botanist, physician, medical researcher.

Undergraduate Program

Biology / Biologie

BSc offered by Glendon

Biology / Biologie (BSc, iBSc) Explore major topics in the first and only BSc Biology program in southern Ontario with courses in English and French. Study conservation biology, ecology and animal behaviour with direct access to a living lab in our own forested “backyard”. Career paths include: marine biologist, research associate, environmental planning specialist.

Undergraduate Program

Biomedical Science

BSc, iBSc offered by Faculty of Science

Biomedical Science (BSc, iBSc) Understand the body on molecular, cellular and macro levels, and how this knowledge can help prevent and treat illness. Draw on different areas of life science, including biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, physiology and biotechnology. Career paths include: microbiologist, virologist, physician.

Undergraduate Program

Biophysics

BSc offered by Faculty of Science

Biophysics (BSc) Delve into an exciting intersection of physics and biology, where techniques of physics are applied to biological processes. Learn how a laser can aid drug delivery and how DNA can improve light-emitting diodes. Make your studies come alive in an internship or through undergraduate research. Career paths include: radiation scientist, forensic scientist, medical imaging specialist.

Undergraduate Program

Biotechnology

BSc offered by Faculty of Science

Biotechnology (BSc) Apply science and engineering in the innovative use of living organisms to improve the quality of our food, health and environment. Uses include the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the improvement of agricultural crops and productivity. Career paths include: biomanufacturing scientist, regulatory affairs officer, agricultural product researcher.

Undergraduate Certificate

Black Canadian Studies

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Program

Business & Society

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Business & Society (BA) Gain an in-depth understanding of the impact of business on society and the relationships between business, social structures and government. Blend philosophical, historical, economical, geographical, sociological and political approaches to studying the relation between business and society. Career paths include: non-profit business manager, public servant, business professional.

Undergraduate Program

Business Administration

BBA offered by Schulich School of Business

Business Administration (BBA) Join Schulich’s honours degree program—the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) for a challenging and rewarding full-time course of study. Develop critical thinking and analytical skills while establishing a solid foundation in business concepts, ensuring that when you graduate you will have the skills and knowledge necessary for success in today’s global marketplace. Career paths include: financial analyst, accountant, brand manager.

Undergraduate Program

Business Economics

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Business Economics (BA) Apply economic theory to business management, learn the analytical and decision-making techniques used in business, and come to understand the public and private institutional environments within which businesses operate. Career paths include: banker, financial analyst, strategic planner.

Undergraduate Program

Business Economics / Économie et commerce

BA, iBA Bilingual, iBA Trilingual offered by Glendon

Business Economics / Économie et commerce (BA, iBA) Have a business and management mindset but also want to perfect your people skills? Our program combines business administration and economics with a special emphasis on international business and humanities. Learn fundamental principles of economic theory, and managerial and accounting skills for the business world. Get practical work experience in capital investment agencies, corporations, banks, accounting firms, the insurance industry and more. Several courses accredited by CPA of Ontario. Career paths include: marketing manager, accountant, commodity trader.

Undergraduate Certificate

Canadian Business for Internationally Educated Professionals

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Certificate

Certificate of Proficiency in Modern Korean Language

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Program

Chemistry

BSc offered by Faculty of Science

Chemistry (BSc) Explore the world of chemistry as it expands and advances. Pursue complex fields like protein-structure analysis, environmental and atmospheric chemistry, or nanomaterials science. Take the optional stream in Pharmaceutical & Biological Chemistry to explore interactions between biological systems and chemicals including pharmaceuticals. Career paths include: pharmacological chemist, air-quality specialist, polymer materials specialist.

Undergraduate Certificate

Children's Literature

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Program

Children, Childhood and Youth

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Children, Childhood & Youth (BA) Explore the experiences and representations of children and youth throughout history and from cultures around the world. Develop an understanding of how children themselves make sense of the world. Career paths include: children’s rights advocate, teacher, international development worker.

Undergraduate Program

Cinema & Media Arts

BA offered by School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Cinema & Media Arts (BA)

Drive innovation in traditional and new media industries with in-depth knowledge of cinematic culture, technology, and aesthetics. You will use specialized knowledge of global cinemas, moving-image technologies, and cultural theory to shape the media of tomorrow. Explore the business of film with hands-on placement opportunities in marketing and production, film curating, and festival programming at companies like Blue Ant Media, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and the National Film Board of Canada. Career paths include film/ media festival programmer, film, television or media producer, media critic.

Notes: For students interested in a teaching career, the York University Faculty of Education offers a concurrent education program where students can earn their Bachelor of Arts (BA) in conjunction with a Bachelor of Education (BEd).   

Undergraduate Program

Cinema & Media Arts - Media Arts

BFA offered by School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Cinema & Media Arts - Media Arts (BFA)

Advance the evolution of new media art forms like social media, mobile experiences and immersive environments by combining digital creation and media culture studies.  Explore and create new media content, including virtual production, 3D animation, virtual, augmented and extended reality (XR), interactive documentary, social media for community engagement, and transmedia crossing film and game experiences on-site in BetaSpace co-working lab. Career paths include social media strategist, digital content manager, television, film, or video producer.

Undergraduate Program

Cinema & Media Arts - Production

BFA offered by School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Cinema & Media Arts - Production (BFA)

Create game-changing stories using all facets of filmmaking, including digital and film formats. Channel your creativity through hands-on technical practice and build your portfolio with mentorship from award-winning cinematography, editing, sound, directing, producing, and more professionals. Utilizing industry-standard production and post-production facilities, you can showcase your films at exhibitions, competitions, and showcases. Career paths include film director, cinematographer, and producer.

Undergraduate Program

Cinema & Media Arts - Screenwriting

BFA offered by School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Cinema & Media Arts - Screenwriting (BFA)

Write your stories in Canada’s only undergraduate Screenwriting Degree Program with immersive training in writing short narrative fiction, feature film screenplays, episodic scripts, and transmedia narratives. Develop your professional portfolio with original material while collaborating with film production and media arts students, award-winning professors and film and television industry leaders. With small hands-on classes and community-focused workshops, you will develop your distinctive voice as a screenwriter and creative leader.  

Career paths include writing for film, television and other motion media, script reader, media critic.

Undergraduate Program

Cities, Regions, Planning

BES offered by Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change

Cities, Regions, Planning (BES)

We live in an urban world. Cities and city-regions around the globe face pressing social and environmental challenges linked to climate change, emerging infectious disease, global migration, and deepening social inequalities and racial divides. But cities are also the places where collective solutions to these problems can be found and new ways of life are initiated. In Cities, Regions, Planning, you learn to apply inclusive and sustainable planning interventions, consulting skills, governance procedures and activist tools to manage urban growth (and decline), provide infrastructure, integrate newcomers, and mitigate environmental impacts.

Career paths include: urban, land use or transportation planner; policy advisor; LEED technical coordinator.

Undergraduate Program

Civil Engineering

BEng offered by Lassonde School of Engineering

Civil Engineering (BEng) From soaring skyscrapers and breathtaking bridges to innovative clean water technologies— the impact of Civil Engineering on the world is immense. The mission statement of civil engineers is to build a better quality of life while safeguarding the environment. Whether you are designing transportation systems, earthquake-resilient structures and foundations or protecting our natural and built environment, civil engineers help create vibrant and sustainable communities.

Career paths include: structural engineers, environmental and remediation engineers, flood risk engineers.

Undergraduate Program

Classical Studies/Classics

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Classical Studies/Classics (BA) Study works that have influenced human thought and reasoning for centuries. Introduce yourself 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. Career paths include: archivist, author, archaeologist.

Undergraduate Program

Cognitive Science

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Cognitive Science (BA) Study the mind and its processes. Examine the nature of thought, memory, perception and language in a variety of courses from philosophy, psychology, linguistics, information technology and computer science. Career paths include: neuroscientist, speech pathologist, educator.

Undergraduate Program

Commerce

BCom offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Commerce (BCom) Broaden your career horizons and gain practical business experience in one of the largest undergraduate business programs in Canada. Focus areas include: Accounting (CPA accredited), Business Research, Business Technology Management, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Technology Management, Marketing and Supply Chain Management. Career paths include: investment and financial analyst, professional accountant, human resource advisor.

Undergraduate Program

Commerce Qualification Year

BCom offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

The Bachelor of Commerce Qualification Year offers a focused first year of study with all the courses you need to gain entry to the Bachelor of Commerce program upon completion.

Undergraduate Program

Communication & Media Studies

BA, iBA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Communication & Media Studies (BA, iBA) Learn to question, analyze and creatively reflect on the wide range of media systems and communication technologies that permeate professional and everyday lives. Learn how culture and media are intrinsically intertwined, from the expression of identities and social relations to the circulation of ideas and the shaping of social and political values. Career paths include: media creator, media researcher, social media manager.

Undergraduate Program

Communication, Social Media & Public Relations

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

This specialized stream will provide students with a solid foundation in the discipline of communication and media studies, with an intensive focus on the study of social media and public relations.

Undergraduate Program

Communications / Communications

BA offered by Glendon

Communications / Communications (BA, iBA) Join a Communications program that is one-of-a-kind in Canada and be prepared to meet a global industry need for communications professionals with an international perspective. Take courses in three concentrations: Communication, Culture & Society, Organizations & Communication, and Technology & Communication. Career paths include: public relations specialist, advertising executive, journalist.

Undergraduate Program

Computer Engineering

BEng offered by Lassonde School of Engineering

Computer Engineering (BEng) Computer Engineers play a big role in how we interact with the world — both at work and at home. From software and gaming to cyber security and simulators, computer engineers help shape our technology-driven world. When you study computer engineering, you will be at the intersection of hardware and software design, becoming qualified to work on computer systems and develop computing solutions to engineering problems. Systems blending hardware and software such as self-driving cars, robotics and mobile devices, form the basis of our world and are all built by Computer Engineers.

Career paths include: robotics engineer, biomedical instrumentation specialist, virtual reality developer.

Undergraduate Program

Computer Science

BA, iBA, BSc, iBSc offered by Lassonde School of Engineering

Computer Science (BA, BSc, iBA, iBSc) From virtual reality and artificial intelligence to robotics, network databases and vision systems, Computer Science plays a big part in solving some of the world’s greatest challenges. In this program, you will blend foundational knowledge and technical skills to explore intriguing topics such as computer systems that mimic human vision or mine data for useful information. You will also learn about the methodologies that lead to efficient, accurate computation. In the BA degree, liberal arts complement your studies in computer science, and in the BSc, you’ll take science courses such as physics, chemistry and biology. The iBA, iBSc or the dual-degree option add an international component to your learning. Plus, you can enhance your degree with a co-op or an industrial internship.

Career paths include: software and network developer, data scientist, cloud computing specialist.

Undergraduate Program

Computer Science for Software Development

BASc offered by Lassonde School of Engineering

In a world that is increasingly dependent on computer technology, we need creators who can put ideas into action that create a better society. Our Computer Science for Software Development program will give you the tools you need to build a strong foundation and put your learning into practice. The technical focus of this program is on software development, and you’ll have the option of specializing in areas such as cloud computing, cybersecurity and data science. In addition to developing in-depth technical knowledge and skills, you’ll learn about privacy, ethics, law, social and economic responsibilities, and their applications in computing.

Undergraduate Program

Computer Security

BA, BSc offered by Lassonde School of Engineering

Computer Security (BA, BSc) A degree in Computer Security provides you with a skillset to kick-start your career as a leading expert in protecting key infrastructures such as banks, transportation, electrical grids, hospitals, and schools - which all rely on security to function safely. You will learn how to assess the cyber security risk and mitigate possible security threats in software, networks, databases, Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices, and other computer systems.

Career paths include: user experience and interface designer, game developer, special effects expert.

Undergraduate Program

Creative Technologies

BFA offered by School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Apply creativity, collaboration and entrepreneurship to address real-world problems in fast-changing industries, such as the ethics of disruptive technologies, web3, the development and application of artificial intelligence, and more.

Anchored in critical entrepreneurship, the Creative Technologies (BFA) program empowers students to develop multidisciplinary creative skills and technological expertise through hands-on learning with an emphasis on social applications and contexts.

As part of the program, you will engage in collaborative research projects and digital projects that address real-world problems and contribute to emerging industries.

Through innovative skills-based courses, you will gain practical experience such as technology for fabrication, media processes, digital content creation, virtual environments, and more. 

Undergraduate Program

Creative Writing

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Creative Writing (BA) Pursue literary writing and introduce yourself to a variety of forms and styles employed and experimented with by well-known authors. Upper-year entry only. Career paths include: editor, novelist, poet.

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Criminology

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Criminology (BA) Study crime, criminality and the criminal justice system. Learn about the complexities of criminal justice issues and how they are shaped by larger social, political, economic, cultural and historical context. Career paths include: lawyer, police officer, community outreach worker.

Undergraduate Certificate

Cross-Disciplinary Certificate in Public History

Offered by School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Glendon

Undergraduate Certificate

Cultural and Artistic Practice for Environmental and Social Justice

Offered by Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change

Undergraduate Certificate

Culture, Medicine & Health

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Program

Dance

BFA offered by School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Dance (BFA, BA*)

Jump into choreography, performance, and teaching to become a community-minded dancer trained in modern, contemporary, and global forms. Grow outside the classroom with year-round performance opportunities, industry placements and collaborative research projects to become a dance leader and advocate of today and tomorrow. 

Note: For students interested in a teaching career, York University Faculty of Education offers a concurrent education program where students can earn their Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in conjunction with a Bachelor of Education (BEd). 

*Degree option is available upon successful completion of first year. Additional auditions or applications may be required. 

Undergraduate Program

Data Science

BA, BSc offered by Faculty of Science

Data Science (BA, BSc) Study an interdisciplinary field focused on extracting knowledge from data and applying insights to solve real world problems. Analyze real-world data from business, health, etc. and become prepared to obtain meaningful employment in data science. Career paths include: data scientist, machine learning engineer, data architect.

Undergraduate Program

Design

BDes offered by School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Design (BDes)

Define tomorrow’s design strategies while training at the intersection of information design, human-computer interaction and computation. You will learn to manage and communicate complex information through an interdisciplinary curriculum for meaningful human experiences in our increasingly visual world. Experience small class sizes, state-of-the-art facilities and placements with leading design firms, technology start-ups and cultural institutions like Facebook, Google, IBM, and more.  Upper-year concentrations include Interaction Design (UX/ Ul), Information Design, Visual Communication Design, Design Theory, History and Criticism (Design Studies).  

Career paths include graphic designer, art director, corporate branding specialist.

Undergraduate Certificate

Digital Health

Offered by Faculty of Health

Undergraduate Program

Digital Media

BA offered by Lassonde School of Engineering

Digital Media (BA) As a Digital Media student, you will devise and use tools to create engaging, interactive digital objects and experiences that integrate imagery and sound, including effects and animation, 3D modelling and simulation, and responsive interfaces bridging the physical and virtual world. You can specialize in Digital Media Development, Digital Media Arts or Digital Media Game Arts, and focus on the study of 3D environments, artistic theories and cultural impact. Learn how to use programming as a tool for creative expression and develop digital objects and experiences like mobile apps, gaming technology and immersive VR/AR experiences.

Career paths include: user experience and interface designer, game developer, special effects expert.

Undergraduate Program

Digital Media

BA offered by School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Digital Media (BA)

Fuse arts, media and engineering to prepare for an emerging career in game design, interactive media, and digital product development. Using code and programming as tools for creative expression, you will lead across industries with imaginative designs for the next generation of gaming technology, original mobile apps, immersive and 3D environments, data visualization, interactive performance, and so much more.  Gain professional experience through the Technology Internship Program and public showings at Digifest, Ontario Science Centre and Interaccess. 

Note: Offered in collaboration with the York University School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) and the Lassonde School of Engineering. 

Career paths include game developer, user experience architect, new media artist.

 

Undergraduate Program

Digital Technologies

BASc offered by Lassonde School of Engineering

Imagine earning a full-time salary as part of a four-year job with a portion of your work time allocated to study for a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Digital Technologies degree at York University. Designed with companies like IBM, RBC, and Shopify, the program provides you with a combination of both work-based and academic experiences that will give you a competitive edge upon graduation. There’s an exciting, rewarding world that awaits Digital Technologies degree graduates! They’re creators designing, developing, analyzing, and maintaining a wide range of digital solutions that make our lives easier and the world a better place.

Career paths include: application developer, information management specialist, data scientist, systems designer.

Undergraduate Program

Disaster & Emergency Management

BDEM offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Disaster & Emergency Management (BDEM) Explore key methodologies and strategies used by emergencymanagement professionals while honing your ability to analyze and think critically. This program provides students with the academic knowledge and technical skills necessary to aid in the prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from disasters and emergencies. Career paths include: business continuity planner, disaster recovery coordinator, emergency manager.

Undergraduate Program

Earth & Atmospheric Science

BSc offered by Lassonde School of Engineering

Earth & Atmospheric Science (BSc) Are you passionate about addressing major global challenges from Earth to outer space? If you’re curious about the world around you and interested in climate change, extreme weather and satellite and ground-based remote sensing, this is the perfect program for you. In the Earth and Atmospheric Science program, you’ll study the processes driving severe weather and global climate change. You’ll learn about Earth system science, weather forecasting and future climates and develop skills in Geographical Information Systems and data analysis. You’ll explore planetary environments with professors who are participating in international space missions. Enhance your degree with a Certificate in Meteorology, to prepare for a career with Environment and Climate Change Canada and environmental consulting companies.

Career paths include: Meteorologist, Atmospheric Scientist, Climate Scientist.

Undergraduate Program

East Asian Studies

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

East Asian Studies (BA) This program explores the significance of the Chinese, Japanese and Korean language, literature and culture. You will also investigate the economic, social and political impact of these influential nations. Career paths include: foreign service officer, international development worker, language educator.

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Economics

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Economics (BA) This program introduces students to economic thinking and prepares them for intelligent consideration of contemporary economic issues. Gain the analytical skills necessary for understanding and solving complex economic problems. Career paths include: economist, market analyst, policy adviser.

Undergraduate Program

Economics / Science économique

BA offered by Glendon

Economics / Science économique (BA, iBA) Why are some countries rich and others poor? Why is rent so much higher in Toronto than in Sudbury? Our globally focused Economics degree gives you insights into these types of issues, preparing you for careers in law, politics, diplomacy, government and more. You’ll learn from professors with strong international backgrounds, real-world experience and a wide variety of specializations, including microeconometrics, immigration, international trade law, natural resources and the environment. No portfolio is required to apply. Career paths include: financial analyst, investment banker, accountant.

Undergraduate Program

Economics Qualification Year

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Program

Ecosystem Management (BES) with Fleming College

Dual Credential Program, BES, Joint Program offered by Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change

Learn how we can sustain and revitalize our natural environments through the conservation and restoration of our ecosystems. Explore the basic concepts of ecology, ecosystem management, policy and the social, economic, legal and political nature of environmental issues. Participate in hands-on, in class, and field studies  to complete this dual credential program, achieving both a 4-year Bachelor’s with Honours degree from York University and a 3year Advanced Diploma with Fleming College in just 5 years.

Undergraduate Program

Education

BEd offered by Faculty of Education

Education (BEd) Take advantage of the most diverse undergraduate education curriculum in Ontario, with the Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Education in Technological Education degree programs. Seize opportunities in French language-education, Jewish teacher education, Indigenous education and a formal Specialization in International Education. Complete qualifications in one of the most extensive ranges of Intermediate-Senior teachable subjects in the province. In our Concurrent BEd program, you will work toward your Education degree while completing almost any other York undergraduate degree. You can apply from high school (for select Faculties). Completing this program leads to a recommendation to the Ontario College of Teachers for a teaching certificate. Students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or are currently in their last year of postsecondary studies can apply to the two-year full-time Consecutive BEd program. Career paths include: teacher, principal, education policy adviser.

Undergraduate Program

Educational Studies

BA offered by Faculty of Education

Educational Studies (BA) Through learning placements and other experiential opportunities, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to educate outside the traditional classroom in roles that bridge sectors. Study how and why people learn and what roles education plays in today’s society. Career paths include: community educator, corporate trainer, governmental and non-governmental agency trainer.

Undergraduate Program

Electrical Engineering

BEng offered by Lassonde School of Engineering

Electrical Engineering (BEng) From modern telecommunication systems to renewable power generation or medical devices, electrical engineers develop technologies that make a huge impact on the world across many industries. Go from creative to creator and harness physics and mathematics to gain in-depth knowledge of power electronics, signal processing, assistive medical devices and more.

Career paths include: power and energy engineer, medical device developer, wireless engineer.

Undergraduate Certificate

Emergency Management

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Program

Engineering

BEng offered by Lassonde School of Engineering

ENGINEERING PROGRAM IS LISTED UNDER SEPARATE TYPES (CIVIL, ELECTRICAL, ETC.) IN 2023-24 HANDBOOK

Undergraduate Program

Engineering & International Development Studies

BA, BEng offered by Lassonde School of Engineering

Engineering & International Development Studies (BA, BEng) Are you passionate about using the power of engineering to help solve challenges on an international scale? With this program, you will learn how you can help international communities improve water sanitation or create sustainable cities. Explore our five-year BEng and BA dual-degree in Engineering & International Development Studies.  

Career paths include: development engineer, international project planner.

Undergraduate Program

English

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

English (BA) Delve into some of the world’s most celebrated literature across a wide range of genres, cultures and periods. Learn to think and write critically and prepare to succeed in any career that requires effective communication. Career paths include: editor, writer, public relations officer.

Undergraduate Program

English & Professional Writing

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

English & Professional Writing (BA) Take the unique pathway that blends English and Professional Writing programs. Learn what highlights and enhances the relationship between the two fields of study. Gain in-demand skills suitable for a wide range of careers. Career paths include: advertising and marketing professional, corporate communications, digital media specialist.

Undergraduate Program

English / Anglais

BA offered by Glendon

English / Anglais (BA, iBA) Learn about literature from a multitude of countries and time periods or concentrate on dramatic texts from international English-speaking countries — the choice is yours! Is writing your passion? Pair your degree with a Certificate in Technical and Professional Communication. If you’re interested in teaching English, the Discipline of Teaching English as an International Language (D-TEIL) Certificate is a great option; students travel to Cuba for three weeks to teach English. Certificate in Creative Writing Across Contexts available. Career paths include: English teacher, editor/copywriter, author.

Undergraduate Program

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

BCom offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

The program builds on York’s well-subscribed set of existing business courses to provide adequate breadth and depth of knowledge, but pedagogical innovation through experiential education, e-learning and other high-impact practices will be a hallmark of the program designed to meet evolving student needs. Students will have the opportunity to apply their classroom learning as they engage with the entrepreneurial ecosystem and participate in activities such as hackathons, pitch competitions, new product development, social enterprise, and start-ups.

Undergraduate Program

Environmental Arts and Justice

BES offered by Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change

Environmental Arts and Justice (BES) Choose a degree that centres on solutions for a just and equitable world. By mixing critical thinking and creative artistic practice, you will understand how political, cultural, economic and social systems and structures shape the global environmental crisis. You will be equipped with the practical skills and knowledge to analyze, challenge and respond to this crisis, and evaluate and propose analytical, innovative and sustainable responses. Career paths include: cultural producer, artist and designer, diversity and equity professional.

Undergraduate Program

Environmental Biology

BSc offered by Faculty of Science

Environmental Biology (BSc) Explore critical issues in conservation biology and biodiversity and make connections to human health, sustainability, environmental management and public policy. Integrate ecological theory and practice to predict, quantify and address the impact of stressors like habitat loss, pollutants, climate change and invasive species on living systems. Career paths include: ecologist, invasive-species biologist, conservation biologist.

Undergraduate Program

Environmental Science

BSc offered by Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change, Faculty of Science

Environmental Science (BSc) Environmental Science explores the impact of human activities on our planet through the study of biology, chemistry, physics and physical geography. You will gain a scientific foundation in the biological and physical sciences needed to address urgent environmental and urban challenges, and generate and communicate solutions. Explore the science of environmental systems through two streams: Environmental Dynamics and Biodiversity & Conservation. Benefit from internship opportunities, field- and lab-based exercises, and optional global experiences at York University’s Las Nubes EcoCampus. Career paths include: aquatic scientist, conservationist, environmental control specialist.

Undergraduate Program

Financial & Business Economics

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Financial & Business Economics (BA) Learn how the financial world functions. Examine the stock market and how companies are financed. As a student in Financial & Business Economics, benefit from a rigorous quantitative and analytical economic approach with practical business applications. Career paths include: consultant, corporate financial manager, investment banker.

Undergraduate Certificate

Financial Planning

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Program

Financial Technologies

BSc offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

The program integrates courses in Computing including AI and data analytics for financial data, secure high-assurance financial systems design and financial cryptography with Economics, Finance and Management courses including mathematical finance, banking, payment systems, portfolio management and management information systems.

Undergraduate Program

First Year Science Program

BSc offered by Faculty of Science

At Markham, first-year Science students will experience the advantages of inventive course design, state-of-the-art learning environments, adaptable learning options, and intimate class settings that foster cooperation and interaction with professors.

Undergraduate Certificate

Fitness Assessment & Exercise Counselling

Offered by Faculty of Health

Undergraduate Program

French Studies

BA, iBA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

French Studies (BA, iBA) The French Studies program focuses on the study of language, linguistics and literature while exploring francophone culture around the world. We keep our classes small to give you plenty of opportunity to speak French and interact with professors, classmates and the wider francophone community. Career paths include: public servant business and development professional, educator.

Undergraduate Program

French Studies / Études françaises

BA offered by Glendon

French Studies / Études françaises (BA, iBA) Study some of the greatest literary works of the French-speaking world; trace the development of the language, the nuances of pronunciation, the variety of accents; improve your level of spoken and written French and better understand the cultures attached to the French language. All this, with highly accomplished professors from la francophonie internationale as part of the Glendon faculty. Live the full experience through an exchange with partner universities including La Sorbonne in Paris. Career paths include: editor/journalist, interpreter, teacher.

Undergraduate Certificate

Gender & Women's Studies

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Program

Gender & Women's Studies

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

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Discover the intersections of gender, race, class, age, ability and sexuality in popular culture, everyday life, the arts, the sciences, politics, societies and the economy.

Undergraduate Program

Geomatics Engineering

BEng offered by Lassonde School of Engineering

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Want to help create smart cities and find solutions to current real-world issues like COVID-19 tracking and autonomous driving? Geomatics is a field that collects geospatial data about the world around us and uses tools like land surveying, remote sensing, GIS systems, geography and computer science to help digitize the world. This knowledge and data can then be used to decide where buildings, roads and houses are built, power the technology of self-driving vehicles, assist in emergency and disaster management and much more. Blend your knowledge of science and engineering with information technologies to solve complex, real-world issues such as tracking a vehicle’s location within a city or determining land use from a satellite image. Focus on the science and technologies related to positioning and navigation, sensors, measurements and mapping, as well as on spatial awareness and intelligence.  

Undergraduate Certificate

Geomatics: Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing

Offered by Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change

Undergraduate Program

German Studies

BA, iBA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

German Studies (BA, iBA) Study aspects of German culture ranging from language, literature and film studies to history, urban studies and political science. Gain a unique intercultural perspective for meeting the challenges of our increasingly global world. Career paths include: cultural institution worker, diplomat, educator.

Undergraduate Program

Global Geography

BA offered by Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change

Global Geography (BA) Global Geography explores how human societies and physical environments are deeply connected and constantly changing. Students learn how to analyze global processes including urbanization, uneven development and inequality, migration and identity formation, and environmental change. The field allows students to combine approaches from the social sciences, humanities and physical sciences to identify solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Career paths include: data analyst, conservation officer, policy analyst.

Undergraduate Program

Global Health

BA, BSc offered by Faculty of Health

Global Health (BA, BSc)

The COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and growing rates of obesity and diabetes are examples of global health challenges that do not recognize borders. Our health and that of the rest of the world’s population is intertwined with broader issues, including population growth and migration, wealth disparity, environmental degradation, corporate activity, and government policy. Health not only involves the absence of disease, but also the promotion of physical, mental, and social well-being – with keen attention to how the conditions that ensure health and health equity require positive health practices on both an individual and societal level. Career paths include: healthcare manager, NGO leader, health data analyst, policy researcher, physician*, nurse* (*with further postgraduate training).  

Undergraduate Program

Global Political Studies

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Global Political Studies (BA) Gain the skills required to analyze global political forces and gain 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 many economic and political forms. Career paths include: diplomat, nongovernmental organization worker, public servant.

Undergraduate Program

Health & Society

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Health & Society (BA) Develop the tools to understand health and illness in real-life situations and as reflections of larger social processes. Examine how globalizing economies shape illness and health care, and learn to appreciate the role played by social forces and cultural change in shaping individual well-being. Career paths include: community health advocate, healthcare worker, public health officer.

Undergraduate Program

Health Policy, Management & Digital Health

BHS offered by Faculty of Health

Health Policy, Management & Digital Health Specialized Honours Bachelor of Health Studies (BHS)

Students in the Specialized Honours Bachelor of Health Studies (BHS) in Health Policy, Management & Digital Health are exposed to a wide-ranging suite of health policy, health management, and digital health courses. Health Policy provides a strong interdisciplinary theoretical foundation drawing from political science, political economy, law, sociology, gender studies, and ethics to critically assess social, cultural and health systems and contribute to policy research, development and implementation at all levels of society and within health systems. Health Management provides a systems approach to understanding the organization and delivery of healthcare as well as how to approach problem solving and decision making to improve quality, safety, effectiveness, and equity in health systems. Digital Health provides a theory and application-based education in information management, digital health solutions, interoperable health information systems, and current debates in health informatics/digital health to support leading edge health systems. Students in the 4th year Specialized Honours can get hands on experience through a field placement in a variety of health care settings (HLST 4990 Health Studies Practicum). Graduates of the Specialized Honours Bachelor of Health Policy, Management & Digital Health, are landing in demand careers as health care managers, data analysts and digital health specialists, policy researchers and advisors.

Undergraduate Certificate

Health Services Financial Management

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Faculty of Health

Undergraduate Program

Health Studies

BHS offered by Faculty of Health

Health Studies

Honours Bachelor of Health Studies (BHS) Study health systems performance and leadership (Health Management), the importance of data and information analysis (Digital Health), or health care decision making (Health Policy). In addition to taking courses in management, digital health, and policy, students study the breadth and depth of health and health care through a wide variety of issues and social contexts (e.g. social status and disability, homelessness), including case studies in health care in the community. Societal factors that determine why some people stay healthy and others become ill are also examined such as income, stress, early life, social exclusion, work conditions, unemployment, social support, mental health, addiction, food and transportation. Health Studies offers students the flexibility to attain a double major or do a minor in other Faculty of Health or York programs. The program also provides students with the flexibility to take additional prerequisites for postgraduate study in a professional program (e.g. medicine, law) or graduate school. Graduates of the Honours Bachelor of Health Studies (BHS) program are landing in-demand careers in non-clinical health such as health care managers, digital health specialists, and policy researchers and advisors. Career paths include: health policy researcher/advisor, health care manager (HR, finance, systems), health information specialist.

Undergraduate Certificate

Hebrew & Jewish Studies: Advanced

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Program

Hellenic Studies

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Hellenic Studies (BA) Join the only Hellenic Studies program in Ontario and explore the history and culture of Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean in the ancient and modern periods. Combine the study of Greek language with literature, history and courses in Humanities. Career paths include: business manager, educator, researcher.

Undergraduate Program

History

BA, iBA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

History (BA, iBA) By studying the past, 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. Explore the historical period that interests you. Career paths include: educator, journalist, lawyer.

Undergraduate Program

History / Histoire

BA offered by Glendon

History / Histoire (BA, iBA) Our History program gives you the insights to connect past events to the present in meaningful ways, developing critical thinking skills and research skills. These abilities can be key when searching for work in positions such as teacher, lawyer, documentary filmmaker, journalist, diplomat and more. Our professors are leaders in their fields; from specialists in transnational migrations, revolutions in Latin American, European political history and much more. Career paths include: teacher, historian, documentary filmmaker.

Undergraduate Certificate

Human Resources Management

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Program

Human Resources Management

BHRM offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Human Resources Management (BHRM) Become a successful Human Resource (HR) professional able to deal effectively with challenging workplace issues. Explore industrial relations, career management, gender and diversity, recruitment and selection, economics and statistics, training and development. Career paths include: human resource professional, corporate coaching and training, compensation analyst.

Undergraduate Certificate

Human Resources Management for Internationally Educated Professionals

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Program

Human Rights & Equity Studies

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Human Rights & Equity Studies (BA) 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. This program explores the ethical principles of human rights as well as the roots and impact of human rights violations and efforts of remedy. Discover the foundational concepts behind human rights and examine what constitutes rights violations. Career paths include: international human rights worker, refugee and migrant advocate, trade union equity officer.

Undergraduate Program

Humanities

BA, iBA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Humanities (BA, iBA) This program takes a 21st-century approach emphasizing the different ways in which human cultures and their multiple forms of expression have fired the human imagination, have developed historically and continue to develop today. Career paths include: advertising executive, educator, journalist.

Undergraduate Certificate

Indigenous Studies

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Program

Indigenous Studies

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Indigenous Studies (BA) Develop a sense of social responsibility relating to Indigenous issues. Learn from Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers. Placements with Indigenous/ supporting organizations provide you with cultural and experiential knowledge about Indigenous lands, languages and cultures. Career paths include: policy analyst, community worker, land claims negotiator.

Undergraduate Program

Information Technology

BA, BCom offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Information Technology (BA, BCom) Discover the world of Information Technology (IT) and become an IT professional able to design, implement, customize and manage technologies. Gain the knowledge and skills to match information technology products and services with business goals. Develop the ability to plan, analyze, design, build, administer and audit information systems that connect technical and non-technical users. Career paths include: business analyst, IT manager, IT consultant.

Undergraduate Certificate

Information Technology Auditing & Assurance

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Certificate

Information Technology for IEPs

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Program

Integrative Arts

BFA offered by School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Integrative Arts (BFA)

Can't decide on just one creative pathway? You don’t have to at AMPD.  

Adapt with the times as a well-rounded artist with expertise across disciplines and creative fields. Channel your passion for multiple art forms toward addressing societal challenges in local and global communities.  Focused on the intersection of arts, entrepreneurship and technology, you will learn through collaboration inside and outside the classroom. 

Build your unique curriculum by pursuing personal interests across AMPD programs, including course options from Cinema & Media Arts, Digital Media, Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Art & Art History.   

Undergraduate Program

Interdisciplinary Social Science

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Interdisciplinary Social Science (BA) Develop a solid grounding in interdisciplinary social science research methods and critical social theory. Examine historical and contemporary issues, like social justice and diversity, sustainability and the environment, identity and social exclusion, diaspora and global development. Career paths include: social policy worker, journalist, social advocate.

Undergraduate Program

International Development Studies

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

International Development Studies (BA) Explore the foundations of international development theory. Study the realities facing communities throughout the world, the challenges and opportunities for the Global South in the face of existing inequalities, and contributing factors of inequalities between the rich and the poor. Understand the politicalinstitutional, cultural, socio-economic and ecological causes affecting international development. Career paths include: international development professional, officer in a non-governmental, governmental or international agency, teacher.

Undergraduate Program

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

iBA/BBA, Joint Program offered by Glendon

International Studies & Business Administration Dual Degree / Double diplôme en études internationales et administration des affaires (iBA/BBA) This dual degree consists of 2 years studying in our flagship International Studies program and 2 years at France’s  #1 business incubator, the emLyon business school. Earn a business education with a liberal arts background compounded with Glendon’s trademark excellence in French-language training and international experience. You’ll have access to the resources of Canada’s 3rd largest university, Glendon’s small campus experience, and the expertise of emLyon’s prestigious business program. Career paths include: entrepreneur, international business journalist, charity founder.

Undergraduate Program

International Studies / Études internationales

BA offered by Glendon

International Studies / Études internationales (BA, iBA) The first of its kind in Canada, our program offers a deeper understanding of how governments, law, politics, business, culture, science and the environment relate on the international stage. Join Glendon grads working in prominent organizations such as the Canadian Foreign Service, Oxfam, and the United Nations. Glendon offers a degree without borders — whether with our unique iBA, an international exchange or internship, or by coordinating our award-winning International Studies Symposium. Career paths include: social policy analyst, international development officer, foreign relations specialist.

Undergraduate Certificate

Investment Management

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Program

Italian Studies

BA, iBA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Italian Studies (BA, iBA) Study Italian languages, literature and linguistics. Enhance your understanding of Italy’s place in the global context and learn more about the multi-faceted and dynamic culture of Italy. Career paths include: international lawyer, foreign service worker, international trade expert.

Undergraduate Program

Jewish Studies

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Jewish Studies (BA) Explore Judaism and the Jewish people. Study the history of Judaism as a religion, and the texts, sociologies, languages, cultures, and fine arts of the Jewish people from biblical times to present day. Career paths include: educator, social worker, community service worker.

Undergraduate Certificate

Jewish Studies

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Program

Kinesiology & Health Science

BA, BSc offered by Faculty of Health

Kinesiology & Health Science (BA, BSc) York's Kinesiology & Health Science program was ranked among the top ten programs in Ontario by the 2022 Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments. Understand physical activity and its importance for human health, health science and society. Enjoy more course selections, taught by full-time faculty, than any other university in Canada. Research and experiential education opportunities are available in class, in labs and in the community. Career paths include: physician, physiotherapist, occupational therapist (with further postgraduate education), registered kinesiologist, recreation manager, health and fitness trainer.

Undergraduate Certificate

Language Proficiency

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Program

Languages and Linguistics

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Program

Lassonde First Year Engineering Core Program

BEng offered by Lassonde School of Engineering

Discover your passion with exposure to all our engineering disciplines in our foundation year or, if you already know what you want, lock -in your specialization with our Engineering Program Guarantee, part of our optional Boost co-application.

Undergraduate Certificate

Law & Social Thought / Droit et pensée sociale

Offered by Glendon

Undergraduate Program

Law & Society

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Law & Society (BA) Develop an understanding of the relationship between society and law, and the 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. This is not a pre-law preparatory program. Career paths include: lawyer, legal assistant, community worker.

Undergraduate Certificate

Law & Society

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Program

Law - Juris Doctor

JD, Joint Program offered by Osgoode Hall Law School

Law - Juris Doctor (JD) 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. Career paths include: lawyer, business, government.

Undergraduate Program

Linguistics

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Linguistics (BA) What is the relation between language and society? Why and how does language change through time? How do language and thought relate? Explore all these questions and more through a range of courses that have applications to teaching, speech-language pathology and communication engineering. Career paths include: educator, speech/language pathologist or audiologist, lawyer.

Undergraduate Certificate

Logistics

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Certificate

Management

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Certificate

Marketing

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Program

Mathematical Biology

BSc offered by Faculty of Science

Mathematical Biology (BSc) Learn mathematical modelling and represent biological processes using the tools and techniques of applied mathematics. Make an impact on understanding life processes, such as the spread of infectious diseases, climate change and sustainable ecosystems. This is the only program in Mathematical Biology at the undergraduate level in Canada. Career paths include: disease prevention specialist, conservationist, pharmaceutical researcher.

Undergraduate Program

Mathematics

BA, BSc offered by Faculty of Science

Mathematics (BA, BSc) Study the beauty of mathematics through the language of abstraction and reasoning. Join a community dedicated to the precise analysis, interpretation and improvement of our world. Learn a wide variety of topics in pure mathematics and engage in oneon- one research projects with individual faculty members. Career paths include: economics, financial analysis, law.

Undergraduate Program

Mathematics for Education

BA, BSc offered by Faculty of Science

Mathematics for Education (BA, BSc) After a foundational first year, combine studies in mathematics, statistics and education, develop a wide perspective on the teaching and learning of mathematics, and receive a BA or BSc in Mathematics for Education. Complete your teacher qualification with a BEd from York. Career paths include: math teacher, math education researcher, educational developer.

Undergraduate Program

Mechanical Engineering

BEng offered by Lassonde School of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering (BEng) Mechanical Engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines where you can develop a wide range of technical skills and knowledge to complete diverse engineering tasks that will teach you how to make a positive impact on the world and create a cleaner environment. This multidimensional discipline includes design engineering, renewable energy, developing medical diagnostic devices, advanced manufacturing and materials, robotics and automation.  

Career paths include: design and manufacturing engineering, robotics and automation specialist, energy and power production systems specialists including renewables.

Undergraduate Certificate

Meteorology

Offered by Lassonde School of Engineering

Undergraduate Program

Music

BA, BFA offered by School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Music (BA*, BFA)

Bring your own unique musical style into harmony with the global world of music to create sounds that are distinctly you. Through collaboration across disciplines, fine-tune your passion with individual attention from internationally acclaimed performers in world-class facilities. Perform solo or with groups in year-round showcases, including World Music Week, Jazz Week Festival, and Live Lunch sessions. Career paths include musician, composer/arranger, music director, and music teacher.  

*Degree option is available upon successful completion of the first year. Additional auditions or applications may be required. 

 

Undergraduate Program

Neuroscience

BSc offered by Faculty of Health, Faculty of Science

Neuroscience (BSc) This interdisciplinary program takes advantage of York’s expertise in the neurosciences. Investigate the development, structure and function of the nervous system, including the ways it can change - whether naturally or through human intervention. From cellular/molecular to cognitive/ behavioral to whole neural systems, choose the stream that best suits your interests as you attain hands-on research proficiency with a stimulating capstone experience in fourth year. Career paths include: Physician/ medical specialist (with further education); Research assistant/ associate in academia or health care, industry, rehabilitation counsellor.

Undergraduate Program

Nursing

BScN offered by Faculty of Health

Nursing (BScN) York’s School of Nursing offers three BScN options at York’s Keele campus: a 4-year Direct Entry program, a Second-Entry program and a Post- RN Internationally Educated Nurses program. Our programs develop reflective and socially responsive practitioners to ensure health for all through nursing excellence. Students learn to partner, advocate and lead in the provision of care though opportunities that foster in-depth knowledge, critical thinking and lifelong scholarship. Career paths include: hospital tertiary care provider, home healthcare provider, healthcare manager.

Undergraduate Program

Nursing: 4-Year Direct Entry Nursing

BScN offered by Faculty of Health

4-YEAR DIRECT ENTRY NURSING
BScN

York's School of Nursing’s stand- alone 4-Year Direct Entry Program offers all four years at York’s Keele campus and is designed for students who have no previous nursing education. Interprofessional thinking and collaboration are integrated throughout the program, culminating in a nursing capstone course which aligns with a final practicum experience. Graduates receive a Specialized Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree enabling graduates to write the registration exam approved by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).

Undergraduate Program

Nursing: Post-RN for Internationally Educated Nurses

BScN offered by Faculty of Health

York's Internationally Educated Nurse (IEN) program is specifically designed for internationally educated nurses who are not currently registered in Ontario. If you are a dedicated, skilled nurse registered outside of Canada and hoping to continue your nursing career in Ontario, this program is a good fit for you. The IEN program takes only 20 months to complete as a full-time student and includes English language support and mentorship. You will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN degree) and will be qualified to take your Canadian Registered Nurses Exam.

Undergraduate Program

Nursing: Second Entry

BScN offered by Faculty of Health

The full-time second-entry BScN program is available to students who have completed a minimum of 60 credits towards any university degree and who meet the program prerequisites. By studying in the concentrated and continuous six semester program, students can complete their BScN in two calendar years and will graduate in the fall after the second summer semester. This is a full time program and there is no part time option available. 

Undergraduate Program

Philosophy

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Philosophy (BA) 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. The program’s interdisciplinary approach will help you understand various contemporary challenges in applied ethics, social and political philosophy, feminist philosophy, cognitive science, philosophy of mind and argumentation theory. Career paths include: administrator, diplomat, educator.

Undergraduate Program

Physics & Astronomy

BSc offered by Faculty of Science

Physics & Astronomy (BSc) Examine areas such as quantum physics, relativity, high-energy particle physics, photonics, solid-state physics and planetary, stellar and extra-galactic astronomy. Specialize in Physics, Applied Physics or Astronomy & Astrophysics, and make your studies come alive with an internship or undergraduate research. Career paths include: industrial physicist, photonics scientist, laser technician.

Undergraduate Program

Political Science

BA, iBA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Political Science (BA, iBA) Explore the actions of governments, judicial systems and political parties while discovering movements in society and in the power relations of everyday life. This program is designed to develop a student’s political analysis ability, critical skills and democratic awareness. Gain a thorough understanding of how governments, political parties and the courts work. Deepen your knowledge on political movements in society and on the power relations of life. Career paths include: international relations expert, lawyer, policy analyst.

Undergraduate Program

Political Science / Science politique

BA offered by Glendon

Political Science / Science politique (BA, iBA) Our program employs dynamic, innovative teaching methods — we discuss the major issues of our times, including democracy, human rights, peace and security, the environment, the fight against poverty and more. Our bilingual or trilingual iBA options will position you well in a competitive global marketplace. Our grads’ success is boundless: they get into some of the best graduate programs in political science around the world. Career paths include: political commentator, federal relations director, government policy analyst.

Undergraduate Program

Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian Studies

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian Studies (BA) This program focuses on aspects of art, musical and literary expressions, history, social and political landscapes through a wealth of courses including experiential education opportunities. Career paths include: educator, foreign service worker, international development expert.

Undergraduate Certificate

Practical Ethics

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Program

Professional Translation / Traduction professionnelle

BA offered by Glendon

Translation / Traduction (BA, iBA) Unique in Southern Ontario, our program addresses a significant shortage of English and French translators in Canada. Our graduates work for the United Nations, the Government of Canada, law firms, publishing houses and more. They also have careers in editing, writing and teaching. As a Translation student, you’ll obtain a free membership to the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario with access to all its services, job postings, workshops and networking opportunities. Our Accelerated Honours BA in Translation is available for those who already hold an undergraduate degree. Career paths include: translator, blogger, media correspondent.

Undergraduate Program

Professional Writing

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Professional Writing (BA) Gain the type of practical experience highly sought after by prospective employers while studying forms of written expression that inform and shape our culture. Career paths include: publisher, media professional (journalist, editor), digital media specialist.

Undergraduate Program

Psychology

BA, BSc offered by Faculty of Health

Psychology (BA, BSc) Join one of the top 10 psychology programs in Canada, ranked 4th in Canada by QS World University rankings 2022. Choose from a wide variety of study topics such as autism, eating disorders, bullying, developmental, social and rehabilitation psychology, motivation, neuroscience, depression and more. Students have the opportunity to gain a credential in one of six Psychology Concentrations: Counselling and Mental Health; Psychological Humanities, Contexts & Communities; Child and Youth Development; Applied Methods and Analysis; Neuropsychology; Aging and Late Life Development. Research and hands-on experiential education opportunities are available on campus (e.g. in-class, labs) and in the community. Career paths include: behaviour analyst, psychologist, teacher, lawyer (with further education), child and youth worker, human resources manager, policy advisor.

Undergraduate Program

Psychology / Psychologie

BA, BSc offered by Glendon

Psychology / Psychologie (BA, BSc, iBA, iBSc) Explore topics including neuropsychology, crime and the justice system, perception, psychological injury and law, prejudice, and aging with the top experts in those fields. Considering medical school or graduate studies? Professors will get to know you through our small classes which can result in strong academic support and reference letters. You’ll apply your learning in our perception lab and through internships, practicums and part-time jobs with healthcare beacons like Sunnybrook Hospital. Career paths include: psychologist, professional counsellor, human resources professional.

Undergraduate Program

Public Administration

BPA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Public Administration (BA) This program aims to provide students with “education for good governance”. With a strong emphasis on social justice and public ethics, students take courses from a mix of disciplines to develop critical thinking, analytical capabilities and management skills. Career paths include: public servant, public sector manager, policy analyst.

Undergraduate Certificate

Public Administration & Law

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Certificate

Public Policy Analysis

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Certificate

Refugee & Migration Studies

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Certificate

Refugee & Migration Studies / Études sur la migration et sur les réfugiés

Offered by Glendon

Undergraduate Certificate

Rehabilitation Services

Offered by Faculty of Health

Undergraduate Program

Religious Studies

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Religious Studies (BA) This program invites students to join in current scholarly efforts to study, analyze and understand different forms of religious experience from a number of disciplinary perspectives. Students may concentrate on one religious tradition or they may take a comparative approach. Career paths include: lawyer, educator, social worker.

Undergraduate Program

Science, Technology and Society

BA, BSc offered by Faculty of Science

Science, Technology and Society (BA, BSc) Study the relationships between science, technology, and society. Use a range of interdisciplinary approaches to deal with important issues such as digital surveillance and information manipulation, environmental degradation and climate change, ethics and genomics, pharmaceutical governance, and sustainable food production. Career paths include: green entrepreneurship, teaching, science and technology communications.

Undergraduate Program

Sexuality Studies

BA, iBA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Sexuality Studies (BA, iBA) Examine the artistic, cultural, economic, geographic, historical, literary, political, psychological and social aspects of sexuality in a transnational context. Career paths include: healthcare worker, political activist, social worker.

Undergraduate Certificate

Sexuality Studies

Offered by Glendon, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Program

Social Work

BSW offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Social Work (BSW) Combine practical experience with in-class studies about critical social work perspectives and approaches with our social work program — recognized as one of the most progressive and socially responsive programs in Canada. Career paths include: social service agency worker, child welfare worker, community worker.

Undergraduate Program

Sociology

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Sociology (BA) Examine social interaction and explore thought-provoking topics such as social inequality, the causes and effects of global migration, and the meaning of gender and race in society. Career paths include: community worker, social services worker, law enforcement worker.

Undergraduate Program

Sociology / Sociologie

BA offered by Glendon

Sociology / Sociologie (BA, iBA) Sociology is the study of our social world — of our lives as individuals, how people connect, how societies are organized and how they change over time. With our bilingual focus and our internships, exchanges and internationally-oriented degrees, our graduates have the ability to apply sociological perspectives to topics such as gender, deviant behaviour and family, and to apply them to careers in public policy, law, communications, teaching, activism and more. Career paths include: human rights officer, social policy researcher, nongovernmental organization executive director.

Undergraduate Program

Software Engineering

BEng offered by Lassonde School of Engineering

Software Engineering (BEng) Software is essential to the modern world, ranging from medical devices, nuclear power plants and airlines to huge corporations like Google and Amazon. Our Software Engineering program prepares you for a career using state-of-the-art computing labs, a full suite of software development tools and hands-on experience in the design and development of software products. Learn to build complex systems that are safe and reliable for a range of technologies — from IoT devices to massive data centres.

Career paths include: software developer, full-stack developer, cyber security engineer.

Undergraduate Program

Space Engineering

BEng offered by Lassonde School of Engineering

Space Engineering (BEng) New frontiers offer new challenges. Our Space Engineering program will equip you with the technical skills required to design solutions to Earth’s problems. You will combine unique technical skills and space-based assets while utilizing the principles of systems engineering to make an impact. Learn from real space missions, starting with initial concept design leading to hardware and software design, manufacturing, testing and in-orbit operations.

Career paths include: space engineer, robotics and automation engineer, remote-sensing specialist.

Undergraduate Program

Spanish

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Spanish (BA) Develop a strong command of the Spanish language as you explore the language, literature, culture and ethnic diversity of Spain and the Spanish- American world. Career paths include: lawyer, health sciences expert, foreign service worker.

Undergraduate Program

Spanish and Latin American Cultures & Societies / Cultures et sociétés d’Espagne et d’Amérique Latine

BA offered by Glendon

Explore the music, literature, cinema, and politics of Spain, Latin America, and their diasporas in small classes with dynamic, supportive professors. In this new program, you will focus on twenty-first century cultural production as linked to historical and contemporary social factors such as gender, identity, politics, justice, and the environment. Become proficient in Spanish and consider enriching your degree by going on an international exchange to a Spanish-speaking country like Costa Rica, Spain or Mexico!

With more than 400 million Spanish-speakers in more than 20 countries, highly qualified graduates with advanced intercultural skills are in demand in the international business community. Gain professional skills such as creative and technical writing, critical thinking, project design and team work to set yourself apart for career fields such as journalism, translation, international business, international development, education, community-based work and creative and applied arts.

Undergraduate Program

Speech and Language Sciences

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Speech & Language Sciences (BA) This program will provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the field of speech and language sciences and disorders. Learn about the research, diagnosis and treatment of speech, language and communication disorders. Career paths include: audiologist, social worker, communicative disorder assistant. Career paths include: speech and language pathologist, audiologist, clinical educator.

Undergraduate Program

Sport Management

BSM offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

This program will allow students to combine their passion for sports with an interest in management by preparing them to become sports management professionals in both private and public settings such as sports associations, sports media, sporting technology companies and retail outlets.

Undergraduate Program

Statistics

BA, BSc offered by Faculty of Science

Statistics (BA, BSc) Learn statistical theory and methodology, and its mathematical foundations. Complete accredited courses for the Associate Statistician (A.Stat.) professional designation. Get recruited by banks and financial institutions, insurance, actuarial, pharmaceutical, electronics, engineering, urban planning, marketing companies, consulting firms, and government agencies. Career paths include: accountant, data scientist, marketing analyst.

Undergraduate Program

Sustainable Environmental Management

BES offered by Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change

Sustainable Environmental Management (BES) Explore some of the most critical issues facing the earth today: the climate crisis, the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services, waste management, energy consumption and sustainable solutions. In the Sustainable Environmental Management program, you will investigate how the environment and natural resources are managed, and how the world can transition toward more just and sustainable systems. You will learn key problem-solving, innovation and holistic strategies, combined with an understanding of policy, social dynamics with applied aspects of environmental science and technology. Career paths include: environmental outreach and stewardship coordinator, energy analyst, policy advisor.

Undergraduate Certificate

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Certificate

Technical & Professional Communication

Offered by Glendon

Undergraduate Program

Theatre

BA, BFA offered by School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Theatre (BA, BFA*) Join the next generation of storytellers acting, producing, directing and designing cultural & performance works to shape our ever-changing society. After a foundational first year, branch into Performance Creation, Production & Design, or Acting & Performance to hone your skills and techniques. Realize your creations on stage with a fully mounted season of performances, including Theatre@ York and the Devised Theatre Festival. 

Upper-year streams include Performance Creation (BFA, BA), Production and Design (BFA), and Acting Conservatory (BFA). Career paths include performer, artistic director, technical director.

*Degree option is available upon successful completion of first year. Additional auditions or applications may be required.

Undergraduate Program

Undecided Major

BSc offered by Faculty of Science

Undecided Major (BSc) Are you fascinated by science but not yet ready to choose a specific path? Discover your interests and strengths before declaring a major that suits your intellectual and career goals.

Undergraduate Program

Undecided Major / Majeure non déterminée

BA, BSc offered by Glendon

If you’re entering your first year of university and unsure of where your interests lie, an Undecided Major can help you explore your interests, make a smooth transition to university and choose your major in second year. Career paths will depend on the major chosen: liberal arts will help you develop skills required for jobs in government, law, business, communications and more.

Undergraduate Program

Undeclared Major

BA offered by Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change

Undeclared Major (BA, BES) Give yourself time to think about your major while exploring your interest in making a better world for people and the planet. Experience universitylevel study while taking first-year foundational courses offered in Environmental & Urban Change before choosing which major is right for your future career as a changemaker.

Undergraduate Program

Undeclared Major

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Undeclared Major (BA) Develop your strengths and explore your interests. Give yourself time to think about your future by taking courses from a variety of subjects before identifying your major. Experience university-level study before choosing a major that will link to specific career options.

Undergraduate Program

Visual Arts - Art History

BA offered by School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Visual Arts - Art History (BA)

Immerse yourself in the global world of art, architecture, art criticism and curatorial studies to create change at the intersections of visual art, society, and culture. You will explore practical applications of museum and gallery studies off-campus with industry placements at established galleries like the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Ontario Museum. In the classroom, you will learn under the instruction of established artists with exhibition curation opportunities and hands-on access to original works of art by icons including Andy Warhol and Jack Bush. Career paths include curator, conservator, museum educator.

Undergraduate Program

Visual Arts - Studio

BFA offered by School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Visual Arts - Studio (BFA) Mould your artistic style by casting, carving, painting, and printing across diverse mediums in Canada's premier arts creation facilities. The studio-based program prepares you for a career creating change across industries as a practicing artist, educator, curator, entrepreneur, or researcher. With guidance from world-renowned artists, display works at curated public art exhibitions on campus, across the City, and in downtown Toronto.    Career paths include artist, curator, art dealer.

Undergraduate Program

Work & Labour Studies

BA offered by Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Work & Labour Studies (BA) Learn how work occupies much of our lives and influences how we live and think about the world while exploring the complex nature of work and employment, the impact of globalization and the role of trade unions. Career paths include: career counsellor, industrial relations manager, labour market researcher.