Hellenic Studies

Hellenic Studies

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

About Hellenic Studies

Study the past while preparing for the future. 

Ancient Greece is the birthplace of many of the Western world’s cultural values and social institutions. Today, Greece remains a vitally important nation.

In our program, you'll explore past and present through Greece’s language, literature, culture and history, as well as a range of other Humanities and European Studies courses. Learn about the history of Eastern Mediterranean communities and their movements throughout the world. You’ll study issues–including immigration, citizenship and identity–that are as vital to Canadian society as they are to Greece.

No other Ontario university offers a program in Hellenic Studies. With this degree, you’ll be on your way to a career in archiving, art dealing, writing, communications, cultural consulting and more.

What you’ll learn

  • Earn a solid understanding of history and culture in ancient and modern Greece while developing your Greek language skills.
  • Develop the critical reading, analysis and writing skills essential to any career or academic path you choose.
  • Gain a range of experience in art criticism, language work, historical analysis, and literary and philosophical study.

Hands-on experience

  • Participate in an exchange with a Greek university or international Hellenic Studies program.
  • Engage with Toronto's vibrant Greek community, which has made our program the leading provincial centre for Hellenic Studies and Modern Greek History.
  • Join the Hellenic Students’ Association, which hosts social and academic events that celebrate all things Greek.


Contact us at goyork@yorku.ca 

Program Details

Offered by

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Offered at

  • Keele Campus

Degrees offered


Ways to study

Full-Time, Part-Time

Experiential Education

Co-op or internship

Fall entry

Yes (first and upper year)

Winter entry

Yes (first and upper year)

Summer entry

Yes (first and upper year)