Offering 20 BA and 2 BSc programs, 1 BEd program, 7 specialized certificates, a bilingual and trilingual international Bachelor of Arts (iBA) and an international Bachelor of Science (iBSc) program, as well as worldwide exchanges, we train students to develop critical perspectives on global issues in small, supportive classes.
Unlike elsewhere in Canada, 100 per cent of our graduates achieve a solid intermediate level of bilingualism in English and French, no matter where they start. How? By practising inside and outside the classroom on a multicultural campus. Beginners welcome!
Already have a solid grasp of French? You'll be placed in an advanced class, reach our minimum requirement faster and have the option to pursue higher certification. The ultimate challenge: our certification of trilingual excellence, or our trilingual iBa or iBSc.
Small Campus, Big Benefits
With average class sizes of 26, you'll establish strong personalized connections to professors, support staff and other students, positioning you competitively in the workplace. Our network of successful alumni includes foreign ambassadors, lawyers, journalists, educators and business leaders.
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Explore major topics in the first and only BSc biology program in southern Ontario with courses in English or French. Study conservation biology, ecology and animal behaviour in our small classes with direct access to a living lab — in our own forested “backyard.” Bonus: with the upcoming Ontario health-care changes, job prospects are promising for bilingual graduates.
Gain insight and international perspectives on strategic competition, the internal organization of firms and challenges facing businesses. Equipped with communications and problem-solving skills our bilingual, business-trained graduates have a professional edge in the workplace.
We offer the unique opportunity to study national issues in both official languages, a key advantage if you’re considering government work. You’ll develop a multi-dimensional understanding of the country—our political and legal systems, languages, cultures, history and more—and will learn how these particulars shape Canada’s position in the global arena.
As a student in the only bilingual Communications program in southern Ontario, you'll be well prepared to meet a global industry need for qualified bilingual communications professionals with an international perspective. Take courses in French and English within three concentrations: Communication, Culture & Society; Organizations & Communication; and Technology & Communication.
Our program focuses on drama as both a study of literature and as performance. Integrate your studies with the examination of language, literature, critical theory, performance media and other genres such as film, television and opera. You can also add courses in other academic areas to give you a degree with breadth.
Studying Economics gives you insights into how people and organizations choose to distribute limited resources across competing areas. Our program provides a unique balance between technical analysis and skill-building, with the application to real-world problems. You’ll also learn about management, international labour markets, the fundamentals of economic theory and more.
Study many aspects of the English language — literature, linguistics, drama — from a wide range of perspectives, with compelling courses such as Children’s Literature, Creative Writing and English as a World Language. Small classes will encourage discussions. Interested in teaching? Combine your degree with our certificate in Teaching English as an International Language.
Named the Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education by the Government of Ontario, Glendon provides the ideal bilingual setting to study French language, literature, linguistics and culture. Our tailored approach to learning French will help improve your communication, and you can practice what you’ve learned on exchange, with (or without) our unique iBA, at the Sorbonne or other universities.
With an emphasis on international issues, our program is based in our inclusive, progressive dual-campus community. Apply theory to real life through hands-on involvement in organizations, including our Women & Trans Centre, York’s Centre for Human Rights, our student-run advocacy organization GLgbt* and more. Interested in Sexuality Studies? Consider combining your degree with our certificate program.
Specializing in the history of Europe, the Americas and the Near East, this program will nurture your historical interests with courses in English or French. Our small classes will facilitate an in-depth exploration of the past. Want to experience historical sites first-hand? Consider an international exchange with (or without) our iBA program.
This bilingual business dual credential (iBA/BBA) combines Glendon’s expertise in human and social sciences with entrepreneurship, international business and innovation at emlyon business school in France. You'll study at Glendon for the first two years and complete your third and fourth years in Lyon, France. Two mandatory internships also offer you the opportunity to work in French and explore cross-cultural business issues.
Our prestigious International Studies program — the country’s first — has a strong reputation locally and internationally. You’ll develop your understanding of international society while studying diplomacy, foreign policy and international law, development, organizations and cultures. Further fine-tune your international perspective through an iBA or an exchange program, or help organize our award-winning student-run Symposium conference (for academic credit!).
Thanks to our bilingual setting, you can complete your Linguistics & Language Studies in both English and French, with a growing Spanish course offering. Our program offers a rich menu of subjects, including phonetics, morphology, semantics, historical linguistics and sociolinguistics.
We offer a selection of pure and applied math courses in both English and French. Not only will our small classes ensure that you receive personalized attention through the various stages of the learning process but we also have a drop-in Math Lab, where teaching assistants can offer their expertise.
Beyond offering traditional Philosophy in English and French, our program emphasizes applied and practical ethics. Interested in law school? Many of our students pair their degree with our certificate in Law & Social Thought, making an excellent combination to acquire the critical thinking skills needed to succeed on LSAT tests.
Where better to study Political Science than at the campus Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson saw as a training ground for Canada’s future leaders? Our bilingual campus and small class sizes will help you develop your confidence in English and French (and maybe more languages), which is a key competitive advantage for work in government, law or the Foreign Service.
Be part of a community that is producing new ways of thinking about sex, gender and sexuality. With courses offered on both York campuses, you’ll apply theory to real life through hands-on involvement in organizations including our Women & Trans Centre, the Centre for Human Rights, student-run advocacy organizations GLgbt* and TBLGAY and more.
Sociology is the study of social lives: how people connect in groups, how societies are organized and evolve. You’ll apply sociological perspectives to topics such as gender, deviant behaviour, family and other disciplines including International Studies, Psychology and Linguistics. Case in point: Dr. Joanna Robinson’s students lead a hands-on observational study of Toronto while applying the theories learned in class to their research.
Build your skills by taking language courses at all levels, studying Spanish literature and linguistics and by exploring Hispanic culture, politics and heritage. Put your learning to use after class with salsa lessons or conversation workshops, or take your knowledge to the next level with a trilingual iBA exchange in a Spanish-speaking country.
Now available as a direct-entry program, Glendon offers the only Translation degree program in southern Ontario. The campus’s bilingual environment provides access to many language resources, as well as to local and global internships. Enhance your certifications in English, French or Spanish; try a bilingual or trilingual iBA; or fine-tune your writing with the Certificate of Technical & Professional Communication.
If you’re entering your first year of university and like all that makes Glendon unique, an Undecided Major is a way to begin your studies without selecting a major. Explore your interests and think about your options, then choose your major heading into second year. Specific career paths will depend on the major ultimately chosen. The liberal arts will help you develop numerous skills required for jobs in government, business, communications and more.