At this time, we continue to embark on a gradual re-opening of our campuses. Whether you are studying remotely or in person this semester, please continue to prioritize your health and safety. In person classes will begin on Monday Sept. 13, 2021. For more details, see the President’s message from Sept. 1, 2021. Please continue to check the Better Together website, which is your source for updates and changes to public health guidelines and York University policies regarding COVID-19.
Join our progressive and innovative department.
While the social sciences traditionally employ a scientific method to explore social phenomena, our programs break from this narrow definition to give you a modern, unconventional and truly interdisciplinary learning environment.
What makes us unique:
- Choose from nine distinctive undergraduate degree programs and three graduate programs.
- Take courses that reflect a sustained dedication to critical, collaborative approaches to the study of social relations, social structures, social identities and social phenomena.
- Learn from award-winning faculty who ground their analyses of social practices and relations in a range of disciplines and fields of study.
We are strongly oriented, both in teaching and research, toward issues of social justice and sustainability.
Please read our Land Acknowledgment which recognizes the unique and enduring relationship of Indigenous people and their traditional territory.
A degree in the Social Sciences helped direct me onto the right path to pursue further education and make meaningful change. Criminology and Human Rights and Equity Studies played a significant role in broadening my understanding of social inequality, as well as teaching me ways to address problems from an intersectional lens. These areas of study further fuelled my passion for social reform and jump started my interests in working towards a career in policy work.
— Jasmeet Lal
Alumna, Criminology & Human Rights and Equity Studies '19