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All programs offered through the Department of Social Science reflect a sustained dedication to critical, interdisciplinary approaches to the study of social relations, social structures, social identities and social phenomena.
Get Work & Volunteer Experience
Gain experience through volunteer work, field placements and internships. You will be able to make contacts, increase your practical knowledge base, and build your resume through these invaluable opportunities which could lead to a career after you graduate.
Flexible Program & Course Options
You will have the chance to study from a multitude of disciplines and choose from a rich array of course offerings every year within the general guidelines and requirements of the program. Many of our programs have choices for specialization/thematic pathways to help you tailor your course selections and education to subjects that interest you the most and fit your future career goals.
Active Student Clubs
Our program is filled with passionate students. There are dozens of student associations and clubs affiliated with our department. Engage in events, volunteer, build new friendships, advocate and learn alongside your peers. They often host off-campus excursions, career nights, academic speakers and more.
Don't be afraid. University can be a big place and can be daunting. It was for me in the beginning as well. Take the opportunity to meet your TAs and professors during office hours when you need help, or just go talk to them about your future plans. They are there for you. I was able to get through my undergraduate studies successfully because of the valuable tips I received from them. Also, join student clubs to become an active member of the York University community. That will make being at the institution much more meaningful!
— Aaqib Mahmood
Alumnus, Criminology '16
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