The Canadian Studies program offers a wide range of courses that challenge students to think critically about contemporary issues and events.
The core courses provide innovative opportunities to explore the ways that cultural, social and political developments are linked and how they vary geographically in this diverse country.
- Apply to either the Humanities or Social Sciences admission categories on the St. George campus
- Six Grade 12 U or M courses, including English are required
- Students outside of Ontario should have the equivalent senior high school credits
Bachelor of Arts Program
- Canadian Studies (specialist, major, and minor)
- Asian Canadian Studies (minor)
The Canadian Studies program does not offer any courses at the first-year level. The foundation courses for the Canadian Studies program are UNI267H1 – Canadian Nationalisms and UNI268H1 – Canada and Globalization, and are open to first-year students.
Advice for First Year
Canadian Studies does not require any courses at the first-year level. Students are encouraged to take a wide range of introductory courses that will allow maximum flexibility in course selection in higher years. Students registered in any stream of UC One can count the course towards their Canadian Studies program requirements.
A specialist or major in Canadian Studies is excellent preparation for a career in media, government, law, education, social service, and positions in Canadian cultural institutions.
Specialists have the unique opportunity to undertake directed honours research on their own interests.
A minor in Canadian Studies can be a useful qualification for students with a major in a discipline such as Art History, Economics, English, French, Geography, History, Political Science or Sociology.