6 Reasons to Choose LA&PS


1. Get the Best Education

LA&PS degree programs are among the world’s most advanced in the humanities, social sciences and professional programs. They’re built on cutting-edge theory, strengthened by international and experiential education, and taught by leading experts. Our students gain deep knowledge while acquiring the critical skills they’ll need to succeed in all aspects of life.

The academic excellence of our programs is recognized across Canada and around the world. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings now ranks York among the world’s 100 leading universities in the social sciences and humanities, while the QS World University Rankings places York in the top 10 in Canada for history, geography, philosophy, communication studies, linguistics, modern languages, sociology, political science, accounting and finance.

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2. Chart Your Own Path

With more than 90 undergraduate degree and certificate programs across a wide spectrum of disciplines, major/minor options and part-time study opportunities, you can create a learning experience that explores your passions on your terms.

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3. Go Global

LA&PS gives you the advantage of global experience. We offer our exceptional International Bachelor of Arts degree across 12 disciplines, incorporating cultural and language studies as well as academic exchange experiences. Our students participate in academic partnerships that span more than 40 countries and can choose from a wide array of Summer Abroad courses.

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4. Experience Your Education

Our programs bring learning to life. LA&PS experiential education opportunities combine theory and coursework with guided practical experiences. That means our students are getting a deeper education AND real-life work experiences before they graduate.

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5. Enjoy Student Life

York’s campuses are hubs of activity and innovation. We’re home to 65,000 people exploring the boundaries of human knowledge and growing together through hundreds of clubs, activities, sports teams and social events in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area. Our college system provides all students with a support network comprised of peers and advisors from day one. When you want to give back, choose a volunteer or student leadership position from the many available on campus. Your university experience is what you make of it. Here at LA&PS, it can change your life.

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6. Pursue Graduate Programs Renowned for Quality

LA&PS offers unparalleled master’s and PhD programs distinguished by their research focus and accomplished faculty. Choose classic disciplines including economics, history and the humanities. Or select cutting-edge, specialized programs in financial accountability, disaster and emergency management or human resources management.

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