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 describes some examples of the academic programs you can take at York.


Academic Programs

The Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change engages you with innovative programs and cutting-edge research. Programs include:

  • Ecosystem Management
  • International Development Management
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Urban Ecologies

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:

  • Computing
  • Earth and Atmospheric Science
  • Engineering

The Schulich School of Business offers you innovative programs with global reach and diverse perspectives. Programs include:

  • Business Administration
  • graduate studies in
    • Accounting
    • Analytics
    • Finance

The School of the Arts, Media, Performance & 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
  • Theatre

The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies offers you a rich diversity of undergraduate and graduate programs that include:

  • Administrative Studies
  • Canadian Studies
  • Classics
  • Criminology
  • Hellenic Studies
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Political Science
  • 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
  • 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:

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Graduate studies in Education
  • Master’s degree cohort in Urban Indigenous education
  • Indigenous PhD cohort
  • Waaban – an Indigenous teacher education program
  • Wüléelham – a set of Indigenous courses, cohorts and programs that include a course for high school students

The Faculty of Health offers 5 degree programs:

  • Global Health
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Kinesiology and Health Science
  • Nursing
  • Psychology

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 and Professional Development programs offer rich and varied perspectives on law.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers over 50 programs in:

  • business
  • design
  • the environment
  • health
  • humanities
  • media
  • performing arts
  • science
  • social sciences

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, 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 1 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, exam preparation, career planning and listing proper citations. The Student Papers & Academic Research Kit website is your online guide to writing successful academic papers – from choosing a topic to time management to academic integrity.

The Writing Centre offers services to help you develop the skills and processes you will need for advanced writing assignments:

  • credit courses
  • one-on-one writing instruction
  • workshops

The Atkinson Centre for Mature and Part-time Student 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 that offers help with:

  • library research
  • presentations and discussions on academic writing
  • reading and note-taking
  • stress management
  • time management

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