Academic Programs and Supports


You can choose from a variety of academic programs at York and will likely find a program that sparks your interest.

This section lists examples of the academic programs you can take at York.

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Academic Programs

The Faculty of Environmental Studies engages you with innovative programs and cutting-edge research. Programs include: Urban Ecologies, International Development Management, Sustainable Energy and Ecosystem Management.

The Lassonde School of Engineering is the home of the Renaissance Engineer – a place where you can discover your passions and gain real perspective. Programs include: Engineering, Computing and Earth and Atmospheric Science.

The Schulich School of Business offers you innovative programs with global reach and diverse perspectives. Programs include: Business Administration and graduate studies in Finance, Accounting and Analytics.

The School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design encourages artistic and intellectual leadership, creative experimentation, cultural innovation and imaginative solutions for our interconnected world. Programs include: Cinema and Media Arts, Design, Digital Media and Theatre.

The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies offers you a rich diversity of undergraduate and graduate programs that include: Indigenous Studies, Administrative Studies, Canadian Studies, Classics, Criminology, Hellenic Studies, Political Science and Urban Studies.

The Faculty of Science is engaged with advancing human knowledge, and stimulating learning in and beyond the classroom. Programs include: Biology, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, and Environmental Biology.

The Faculty of Education aims to provide passionate, creative educators with the tools they need to motivate students and contribute to the continued growth of education. Degree programs include a Bachelor of Education, including a Concurrent Education Program, Wabaan Indigenous Teacher Education, and graduate studies in Education, including a part-time Master of Education (MEd) – Urban Indigenous Education Cohort.

The Faculty of Health offers 5 degree programs: Kinesiology and Health Science, Psychology, Nursing, Health Policy and Management, and Global Health. You will learn in classrooms and labs and with community partners.

Osgoode Hall Law School is committed to critical thinking, professionalism, ethics and experiential education that extends beyond the conventional classroom and library experiences. Its Juris Doctor, Graduate program and Professional Development programs offer rich and varied perspectives on law.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers over 50 programs in the humanities, social sciences, business, science, health, performing arts, media, design and the environment. Our community of professors, researchers and students conducts ambitious, ground-breaking research that cuts across traditional academic boundaries and enriches the learning experience for graduate students.

View all of York’s academic programs.

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Academic Supports

York offers a variety of services to help you achieve your goals at university.

The following are some of the academic services you can access at York.

Through Learning Skills Services (LSS), you can access information and resources, individualized help with organizational and study skills, and workshops on a range of useful topics, such as time management and exam preparation. The services have one objective: To keep you on the path to academic success.

The Learning Commons in Scott Library, a resource hub for all students, provides assistance with research, preparing for an exam, planning your career or listing proper citations. The SPARK website is your online guide to writing successful academic papers – from choosing a topic, to time management, to academic integrity.

Writing at university can be challenging, so York has set up writing programs that will help you refine your skills. The Writing Centre offers one-on-one writing instruction, workshops and credit courses to help you develop the skills and processes you’ll need for advanced writing assignments.

The Atkinson Centre for Mature and Part-time Student (ACMAPS) provides a pan-university physical and philosophical home for mature and part-time students. The Centre also runs a Mature Student First-Year Experience Program, which offers presentations and discussions on academic writing, library research, reading and note-taking, time management and stress management.

To find out more about York’s academic supports, view York’s Academic Resources.

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