Students African StudiesCultural Studies and WritingBachelor of Arts (BA)This program provides students with the opportunity to pursue their interest in Africa as a double major or minor. 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. AnthropologySocial SciencesBachelor of Arts (BA), International Bachelor of Arts (IBA)This program focuses on a comparative study of the world’s societies. You will ask critical questions about contemporary, past and future social life. You will explore the four major themes of the program including gender, health and the body; nature, science and religion; culture and performance; and power, politics, and development. Business and SocietyBusiness and Information TechnologyBachelor of Arts (BA)This program provides students with the tools needed to study the relationship between business, the economy and society. Study the impact of business decisions on the larger society and understand the correlation between economic decisions and social outcomes. Business EconomicsBusiness and Information TechnologyBachelor of Arts (BA)This program integrates aspects of economics and business studies, focusing on the use of economic analysis and statistical methods to deal effectively with economic problems in practical business fields. Business MinorBusiness and Information TechnologyHonours, MinorThe Honours Minor program may be combined with any approved non-business Honours program that offers a major/minor option in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. Children, Childhood & YouthHistory, Philosophy, and HumanitiesBachelor of Arts (BA) - HonoursThis program will examine how to engage children and discern children and young people's voices in historical and cultural contexts. You will come to understand the human condition from the child’s perspective. Classical StudiesCultural Studies and WritingBachelor of Arts (BA)This program offers a range of courses in Greek and Roman history, literature, culture, art and architecture, Greek philosophy, and in Greek and Latin language. Explore the mythology, archaeology, history, literature and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. Cognitive ScienceSocial SciencesBachelor of Arts (BA)Explore the complex nature of the functions of the mind while answering the oldest questions in philosophy and discovering the most recent findings in science. CommerceBusiness and Information TechnologyBCom Specialized Honours in Information Technology (BCom ITEC)This program focuses on how to apply theory to real-world situations, using a variety of methods including multimedia presentations, seminars, and case studies. With the help of expert faculty, students sharpen their critical-thinking, communication and leadership skills. Broaden your career horizons and gain practical business experience in one of the largest undergraduate business programs in Canada. Communication and Media StudiesSocial SciencesBachelor of Arts (BA), International Bachelor of Arts (IBA)This program is organized around three main themes: media, culture and society; critical technology studies; politics and policy. Explore the character and development of today's diverse media and communication landscapes. Creative WritingCultural Studies and WritingBachelor of Arts (BA) - Honours, Double Major, MinorThis program introduces students to the various forms of literary writing. Develop a portfolio of writing, including fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry with one of the few degree programs of its kind in Canada. CriminologyLaw and PoliticsBachelor of Arts (BA)Discover how the study of crime and its control intersects with social life and connects to the pursuit of justice. This program focuses not only on crime and criminal justice, but also on processes of criminalization and social regulation. Culture and ExpressionCultural Studies and WritingBachelor of Arts (BA)This flexible, interdisciplinary degree program is designed to explore the plurality of cultural expression. Explore the catalytic relationship between the creative human imagination and the cultural settings that ignite it. Disaster and Emergency ManagementBusiness and Information TechnologyBachelor of Disaster and Emergency Management (BDEM)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. East Asian StudiesCultural Studies and WritingBachelor of Arts (BA) - HonoursThis program explores the significance of the Chinese, Japanese and Korean language, literature and fine arts and investigate the economic, social and political impact of these influential nations. EconomicsBusiness and Information TechnologyBachelor of Arts (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. EnglishCultural Studies and WritingBachelor of Arts (BA)Discover literary art in all its forms, become knowledgeable about the development of literature throughout history and master the ability to write. This program offers a variety of courses in historical periods from medieval to contemporary, in the literature of several nations (Canadian and post-colonial as well as English and American). English & Professional WritingCultural Studies and WritingBachelor of Arts (BA)This program blends English & Professional Writing into a single degree program that highlights and enhances the relationship between the two fields of study. Develop your critical reading, writing and analytical thinking skills. Financial and Business EconomicsBusiness and Information TechnologyBachelor of Arts (BA)This program is highly structured to give students a broad understanding of the economic framework upon which financial theory is based. French StudiesLanguages, Literatures and LinguisticsBachelor of Arts (BA), International Bachelor of Arts (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 and classmates. Gender and Women’s StudiesSocial SciencesBachelor of Arts (BA)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. German StudiesLanguages, Literatures and LinguisticsBachelor of Arts (BA), International Bachelor of Arts (IBA)Explore the language, culture and society of the German-speaking world. You will have the opportunity to study abroad with Canada’s best range of exchange programs. Global Political StudiesLaw and PoliticsBachelor of Arts (BA)Gain the skills required to analyze the governance of global forces, and evaluate responses to tough questions in today’s global landscape. This program focuses on the political community; issues of diversity and inequality; the nature of security, peace, and violence; and major transformations in global, regional, and domestic politics. Health & SocietySocial SciencesBachelor of Arts (BA)Challenge yourself to critically look at the complexity of health policy, and discover ways in which globalizing economies shape both illness and health care. HistoryHistory, Philosophy, and HumanitiesBachelor of Arts (BA), International Bachelor of Arts (IBA)This program will explore thousands of years of history in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas and explore themes such as the immigrant experience in Canada, native history and global migration. Human Resources ManagementBusiness and Information TechnologyBachelor of Human Resources Management (BHRM)This interdisciplinary and professional program focuses on all aspects related to the management of people in organizations. Explore industrial relations, career management, gender and diversity, recruitment and selection, economics and statistics, training and development. Human Rights & Equity StudiesLaw and PoliticsBachelor of Arts (BA)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. HumanitiesHistory, Philosophy, and HumanitiesBachelor of Arts (BA), International Bachelor of Arts (IBA)This program emphasizes the different ways in which human cultures and their multiple forms of expression have developed historically and continue to develop today. Indigenous StudiesSocial SciencesBachelor of Arts (BA)Develop awareness and a sense of social responsibility relating to Indigenous issues. Learn from traditional Elders and ceremonies. Placements with Indigenous or supporting organizations will also provide you with cultural and experiential knowledge about Indigenous lands, languages and cultures. Individualized StudiesSocial SciencesBachelor of Arts (BA)This program is 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, and allows you to create your own path. Information TechnologyBusiness and Information TechnologyBachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)This program studies how technology can best be integrated and customised. Discover the world of Information Technology (IT) and become an IT professional able to design, implement, customize and manage technologies. Interdisciplinary Social ScienceSocial SciencesBachelor of Arts (BA)Examine historical and contemporary issues within the social science field, including topics such as sustainability and the environment, social justice and diversity, diaspora and global development. International Development StudiesLaw and PoliticsBachelor of Arts (BA)Explore the foundations of international development theory and how these theories translate into the practice of helping those in need. Study the realities facing communities throughout the world, and the factors that contribute to the inequalities between the rich and the poor. Italian StudiesLanguages, Literatures and LinguisticsBachelor of Arts (BA), International Bachelor of Arts (IBA)Study Italian languages, literature and linguistics and enhance your understanding of Italy’s place in the global context and the multi-faceted and dynamic Italian culture. Japanese StudiesLanguages, Literatures and LinguisticsCertificate, MinorThe Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics offers a minor degree program in Japanese studies. Students may also pursue a Certificate of Proficiency in Japanese language. Jewish StudiesHistory, Philosophy, and HumanitiesBachelor of Arts (BA)Explore Judaism and the Jewish people while studying 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. Law & SocietyLaw and PoliticsBachelor of Arts (BA) - HonoursSharpen your research and analytical skills in fields as varied as philosophy, anthropology, and criminology, as you pursue the knowledge of the law, how it has impacted the course of history and the role it plays in today’s society. LinguisticsLanguages, Literatures and LinguisticsBachelor of Arts (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. MarketingBusiness and Information TechnologyBachelor of Arts (BA) - Honours, MinorStudents learn the fundamentals of marketing in marketing management, consumer behaviour and marketing research. This program may be combined with any approved non-business Honours program that offers a major/minor option in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. Modern GreekLanguages, Literatures and LinguisticsCertificateDepartment of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics offers a certificate of language proficiency and language courses in Modern Greek. PhilosophyHistory, Philosophy, and HumanitiesBachelor of Arts (BA)This program explores many of humanity’s fundamental questions. 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. Political ScienceLaw and PoliticsBachelor of Arts (BA), International Bachelor of Arts (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. Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian StudiesLanguages, Literatures and LinguisticsBachelor of Arts (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. Professional WritingCultural Studies and WritingBachelor of Arts (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. Public AdministrationLaw and PoliticsBachelor of Public Administrations (BPA)This program aims to provide students with “education for good governance.” With a strong emphasis on social justice, public ethics and commitment to democratic values, students in the Public Administration program take courses from a mix of disciplines. Develop critical thinking, analytical capabilities and management skills. Religious StudiesHistory, Philosophy, and HumanitiesBachelor of Arts (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. Sexuality StudiesSocial SciencesBachelor of Arts (BA), International Bachelor of Arts (IBA)Examine the artistic, cultural, economic, geographic, historical, literary, political, psychological and social aspects of sexuality in a transnational context. Social WorkSocial SciencesBachelor of 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. SociologySocial SciencesBachelor of Arts (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. SpanishLanguages, Literatures and LinguisticsBachelor of Arts (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. Speech and Language SciencesLanguages, Literatures and LinguisticsBachelor of Arts (BA), Specialized HonoursThis new program provides students with an in-depth knowledge of the field of speech and language sciences and disorders. This program also functions as a pre-professional preparatory program for students who intend to pursue graduate work in speech-language pathology or audiology. Our program is just the third of its kind offered in Canada. Urban StudiesSocial SciencesBachelor of Arts (BA), International Bachelor of Arts (IBA)Gain real world perspectives and theoretical knowledge as you investigate the complex relationship between political institutions, economic systems, ecological processes, physical structures, social relations and cultural understandings. Work & Labour StudiesSocial SciencesBachelor of Arts (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.