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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Fall 2022 and winter 2023 start program maps

What is a program map?

Program maps provide you with the required course names and course codes to ensure you are enrolled in the correct courses for your program. 

If your program start date is fall 2022, please see below for your program maps for fall 2022 and winter 2023 semesters.

If your program start date is winter 2023, please come back at the end of October to view your program maps.

What is an elective?

Electives are courses you can choose.

General electives include any course:

  • Where you have the required prerequisites.
  • Where you are not precluded from taking by program restriction.
  • That fits your schedule. 

Please see the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH) approved electives list.

Find your program

  • Communication and Digital Media Studies

    The courses listed below are required for your first year of study in the Communication and Digital Media Studies program:

    Fall 2022

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Fall 2022 COMM 1100U Introduction to Communication Studies
    Fall 2022 COMM 1420U Living Digitally
    Fall 2022 CRMN 1000U Introduction to Criminal Justice
    Fall 2022 LGLS 1000U Foundations of Legal Studies
    Fall 2022 PSYC 1000U Introduction Psychology

    Winter 2023

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Winter 2023 COMM 1320U Public Speaking
    Winter 2023 POSC 1000U      Introduction to Political Science
    Winter 2023 SOCI 1000U Introductory Sociology
    Winter 2023 SSCI 1910U Writing for the Social Sciences
    Winter 2023 Elective General elective

    Upper-year students:

    If you have been admitted to upper-year standing, please follow the program map for your program that is specified in our  current undergraduate calendar. For further clarification, please email your Academic Advisor.

  • Communication and Digital Media Studies – Advanced Entry

    The courses listed below are required for your first year of study in the Communication and Digital Media Studies – Advanced Entry program:

    Fall 2022

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Fall 2022 COMM 1100U Introduction to Communication Studies
    Fall 2022 COMM 1420U Living Digitally
    Fall 2022 COMM 2110U Communication Theory: Keyworks
    Fall 2022 COMM 2210U Researching Communication and Digital Culture
    Fall 2022 COMM 3710U Intercultural Communication

    Winter 2023

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Winter 2023 COMM 2220U  The Media in Canada
    Winter 2023 COMM 3250U  Pop Culture
    Winter 2023 COMM 3510U  Work in the Digital Age
    Winter 2023 COMM 3610U  Persuasion 
    Winter 2023 FSSH elective*

    *FSSH electives are any courses offered by the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (e.g. COMM, CRMN, FPSY, INDG, LBAT, LGLS, POSC, PSYC, SSCI).

    Students must meet the prerequisites and other restrictions for their courses, including FSSH electives. 

    For further clarification, please email your Academic Advisor.

  • Communication and Digital Media Studies – General Arts and Science Transfer

    The courses listed below are required for your first year of study in the Communication and Digital Media Studies – General Arts and Science Transfer program:

    Fall 2022

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Fall 2022 COMM 2110U Communication Theory: Keyworks
    Fall 2022 COMM 2210U Researching Communication and Digital Culture
    Fall 2022 COMM 2530U Advertising and Society
    Fall 2022 COMM 2620U Interpersonal Communication
    Fall 2022 COMM 2270U Entertainment Goes Global

    Winter 2023

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Winter 2023 COMM 2220U The Media in Canada
    Winter 2023 COMM 2311U Writing and Publishing in the Digital Age
    Winter 2023 COMM 2410U History of Communication Technology
    Winter 2023 COMM 2411U Digital Media Policy
    Winter 2023 Elective General elective

    For further clarification, please email your Academic Advisor. 

  • Criminology and Justice

    The courses listed below are required for your first year of study in the Criminology and Justice program:

    Fall 2022

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Fall 2022 COMM 1100U Introduction to Communication Studies
    Fall 2022 CRMN 1000U Introduction to Criminal Justice
    Fall 2022 LGLS 1000U Foundations of Legal Studies
    Fall 2022 SOCI 1000U Introductory Sociology

    Fall 2022

    SSCI 1910U or

    General elective*

    Writing for the Social Sciences or

    General elective

    Winter 2023

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Winter 2023 POSC 1000U Introduction to Political Science
    Winter 2023 PSYC 1000U Introductory Psychology
    Winter 2023 SSCI 1300U Social Problems
    Winter 2023

    SSCI 1910U or

    General elective*

    Writing for the Social Sciences or

    General elective

    Winter 2023 Elective

    General elective

    *Ensure that both SSCI 1910U and a general elective are taken during your first year of study to stay on track.

    General electives include any course:

    • Where you have the required prerequisites.
    • Where you are not precluded from taking by program restriction.
    • That fits your schedule.

    Upper-year students:

    If you have been admitted to upper-year standing, please follow the program map for your program that is specified in our current undergraduate calendar. For further clarification, please email your Academic Advisor.

  • Criminology and Justice – Advanced Entry

    The courses listed below are required for your first year of study in the Criminology and Justice – Advanced Entry program:

    Fall 2022

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Fall 2022 CRMN 2850U Classical Theories of Crime
    Fall 2022 SSCI 2900U Research Methods

    Fall 2022

    Two (2) of

    CRMN 3050U

    CRMN 3040U

    CRMN 3060U

     

    Police and Society

    Restorative Justice

    Punishment and Society

    Fall 2022 Elective Recommended CRMN 2830U or PSYC 2030U

    Winter 2023

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Winter 2023 CRMN 3850U Contempoary Theories of Crime
    Winter 2023 SSCI 2910U Data Analysis
    Winter 2023 SSCI 2920U Qualitative Methods
    Winter 2023

    One (1) of

    CRMN 3010U

    CRMN 3052U

    CRMN 3056U

     

    Social Justice and Conflict

    Policing Diverse Communities

    Race-ing Justice

    Winter 2023

    One (1) of

    CRMN 3420U

    CRMN 3024U

    CRMN 3026U

    CRMN 3045U

     

    Corporate Crime

    Criminal Gangs

    Organized Crime

    Terrorism

    For further clarification, please email your Academic Advisor.

  • Criminology and Justice – General Arts and Science Transfer

    The courses listed below are required for your first year of study in the Criminology and Justice – General Arts and Science Transfer program:

    Fall 2022

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Fall 2022 CRMN 2850U Classical Theories of Crime
    Fall 2022 SSCI 2900U Research Methods

    Fall 2022

    One (1) of

    CRMN 2050U

    CRMN 2830U

     

    Rights and Wrongs in the Justice System

    Theories of Justice

    Fall 2022 Two (2) Electives

    Winter 2023

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Winter 2023 SSCI 2910U Data Analysis
    Winter 2023 SSCI 2920U Qualitative Research Methods
    Winter 2023

    One (1) of

    CRMN 2010U

    LGLS 2011U

     

    Criminal Law

    Immigration & Refugee Law

    Winter 2023

    One (1) of

    SSCI 2020U

    SSCI 2021U

     

    Issues in Diversity

    Issues in the Family

    Winter 2023 Elective

    Electives include any course:

    • Where you have the required prerequisites.
    • Where you are not precluded from taking by program restriction.
    • That fits your schedule.

    For further clarification, please email your Academic Advisor. 

  • Forensic Psychology

    The courses listed below are required for your first year of study in the Forensic Psychology program:

    Fall 2022

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Fall 2022 BIOL 1841U Essentials of Biology
    Fall 2022 COMM 1100U Introduction to Communication Studies
    Fall 2022 CRMN 1000U Introduction to Criminal Justice
    Fall 2022 LGLS 1000U Foundations of Legal Studies
    Fall 2022 PSYC 1000U Introductory Psychology

    Winter 2023

    Semester 2- 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Winter 2023 FSCI 1010U Introduction to Forensic Science
    Winter 2023 POSC 1000U Introduction to Political Science
    Winter 2023 SOCI 1000U Introductory Sociology
    Winter 2023 SSCI 1910U Writing for the Social Sciences
    Winter 2023 Elective General elective

    Upper-year students:

    If you have been admitted to upper-year standing, please follow the program map for your program that is specified in our current undergraduate calendar. For further clarification, please email your Academic Advisor.

  • Forensic Psychology – Advanced Entry

    The courses listed below are required for your first year of study in the Forensic Psychology - Advanced Entry program:

    Fall 2022

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Fall 2022 BIOL 1841U Essentials of Biology or equivalent transfer credit
    Fall 2022 PSYC 2010U Developmental Psychology
    Fall 2022 PSYC 2030U Abnormal Psychology
    Fall 2022 PSYC 2060U Cognitive Psychology
    Fall 2022 SSCI 2900U Research Methods

    Winter 2023

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Winter 2023 PSYC 2020U Social Psychology
    Winter 2023 PSYC 2050U Brain and Behaviour
    Winter 2023 FPSY 3210U Forensic Psychology
    Winter 2023 SSCI 2910U Data Analysis
    Winter 2023 FSSH elective (3000 level or higher)*

    *FSSH electives are any courses offered by the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (e.g. COMM, CRMN, INDG, LBAT, LGLS, POSC and SSCI).

    Students must meet the prerequisites and other restrictions for their courses, including FSSH electives.

    For further clarification, please email your Academic Advisor.

  • Forensic Psychology – General Arts and Science Transfer

    The courses listed below are required for your first year of study in the Forensic Psychology - General Arts and Science Transfer program:

    Fall 2022

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Fall 2022 PSYC 2010U Developmental Psychology
    Fall 2022 PSYC 2030U Abnormal Psychology
    Fall 2022 PSYC 2060U Cognitive Psychology
    Fall 2022 SSCI 2900U Research Methods
    Fall 2022 BIOL 1841U Essentials of Biology

    Winter 2023

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Winter 2023 PSYC 2020U Social Psychology
    Winter 2023 PSYC 2050U Brain and Behavior
    Winter 2023 FPSY 3210U Forensic Psychology
    Winter 2023 SSCI 2910U Data Analysis
    Winter 2023 General elective

    For further clarification, please email your Academic Advisor.

  • Legal Studies

    The courses listed below are required for your first year of study in the Legal Studies program:

    Fall 2022

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Fall 2022 COMM 1100U Introduction to Communication Studies
    Fall 2022 CRMN 1000U Introduction to Criminal Justice
    Fall 2022 LGLS 1000U Foundations of Legal Studies
    Fall 2022 SOCI 1000U Introductory Sociology

    Fall 2022

    SSCI 1910U or

    General elective*

    Writing for the Social Sciences or

    General elective

    Winter 2023

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Winter 2023 POSC 1000U Introduction to Political Science
    Winter 2023 POSC 1200U Introduction to Democracy in Theory & Practice
    Winter 2023 PSYC 1000U Introductory Psychology
    Winter 2023 SSCI 1300U Social Problems 

    Winter 2023

    SSCI 1910U or 

    General elective*

    Writing for the Social Sciences or 

    General elective

    *Ensure that both SSCI 1910U and a General elective are taken during your first year of study to stay on track.

    General electives include any course:

    • Where you have the required prerequisites.
    • Where you are not precluded from taking by program restriction.
    • That fits your schedule.

    Upper-year students:

    If you have been admitted to upper-year standing, please follow the program map for your program that is specified in our current undergraduate calendar. For further clarification, please email your Academic Advisor.

  • Legal Studies – Advanced Entry

    The courses listed below are required for your first year of study in the Legal Studies – Advanced Entry Program:

    Fall 2022

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Fall 2022 LGLS 2100U Public Law
    Fall 2022 LGLS 2110U Private Law
    Fall 2022 LGLS 2200U Legal Theory
    Fall 2022 LGLS 2940U Legal Research Methods
    Fall 2022 LGLS 1000U Foundations of Legal Studies

    Winter 2023

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Winter 2023

    Two (2) of

    LGLS 2120U

    LGLS 2420U

    LGLS 2500U

     

    International Law

    Canadian Humans Rights

    Information and Privacy Law

    Winter 2023

    One (1) of

    LGLS 3300U

    LGLS 3310U

     

    Disability and the Law

    Indigenous Peoples, Law and the State in Canada

    Winter 2023 LGLS 3200U Sociology of law
    Winter 2023 LGLS elective Any LGLS course or CRMN 2010U

    For further clarification, please email your Academic Advisor.

  • Legal Studies – General Arts and Science Transfer

    The courses listed below are required for your first year of study in the Legal Studies – General Arts and Science Transfer Program:

    Fall 2022

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Fall 2022 LGLS 2100U Public Law
    Fall 2022 LGLS 2110U Private Law
    Fall 2022 LGLS 2200U Legal Theory
    Fall 2022 LGLS 2940U Legal Research Methods
    Fall 2022 Elective

    Winter 2023

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Winter 2023

    Two (2) of

    LGLS 2120U**

    LGLS 2420U**

    LGLS 2500U**

     

    International Law

    Canadian Human Rights Law

    Information and Privacy Law

    Winter 2023 CRMN 3040U Restorative Justice
    Winter 2023 Two (2) Electives

    ** If considering a specialization, we recommend choosing all three options, as they are required for future specializations. If taking all three, one will count as an elective if you remain in the comprehensive program.

    Electives include any course:

    • Where you have the required prerequisites.
    • Where you are not precluded from taking by program restriction.
    • That fits your schedule.

    For further clarification, please email your Academic Advisor.

  • Liberal Studies

    The courses listed below are required for your first year of study in the Liberal Studies program:

    Fall 2022

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Fall 2022 COMM 1100U Introduction to Communication Studies
    Fall 2022 CRMN 1000U Introduction to Criminal Justice
    Fall 2022 LGLS 1000U Foundations of Legal Studies
    Fall 2022 SOCI 1000U Introductory Sociology
    Fall 2022 General elective

    Winter 2023

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Winter 2023 POSC 1000U      Introduction to Political Science
    Winter 2023 PSYC 1000U Introductory Psychology
    Winter 2023 SSCI 1910U Writing for the Social Sciences
    Winter 2023 Two (2) general elective

    General electives include any course:

    • Where you have the required prerequisites.
    • Where you are not precluded from taking by program restriction.
    • That fits your schedule.

    Upper-year students:

    If you have been admitted to upper-year standing, please follow the program map for your program that is specified in our current undergraduate calendar. For further clarification, please email your Academic Advisor.

  • Political Science

    The courses listed below are required for your first year of study in the Political Science program:

    Fall 2022

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Fall 2022 COMM 1100U Introduction to Communication Studies
    Fall 2022 CRMN 1000U Introduction to Criminal Justice
    Fall 2022 LGLS 1000U Foundations of Legal Studies
    Fall 2022 PSYC 1000U Introductory Psychology
    Fall 2022 General Elective

    Winter 2023

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Winter 2023 POSC 1000U Introduction to Political Science
    Winter 2023 POSC 1200U      Introduction to Democracy in Theory & Practice
    Winter 2023 PSYC 1000U      Introductory Psychology
    Winter 2023 SSCI 1910U Writing for the Social Sciences
    Winter 2023 General elective

    General electives include any course:

    • Where you have the required prerequisites.
    • Where you are not precluded from taking by program restriction.
    • That fits your schedule.

    Upper-year students:

    If you have been admitted to upper-year standing, please follow the program map for your program that is specified in our current undergraduate calendar. For further clarification, please email your Academic Advisor.

  • Political Science – Advanced Entry

    The courses listed below are required for your first year of study in the Political Science – Advanced Entry program:

    Fall 2022

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Fall 2022 POSC 2100U Global Politics
    Fall 2022 POSC 2200U Fundamentals of Policy Theory
    Fall 2022 POSC 3000U Policy, Democracy and Governance
    Fall 2022 SSCI 2900U Research Methods
    Fall 2022

    One (1) of 

    POSC 3101U

    POSC 3102U

     

    Inequality, Environment and Development

    Race and Racism

    Winter 2023

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Winter 2023 POSC 3800U Capitalism and Socialism
    Winter 2023 POSC 3603U The Politics and Housing
    Winter 2023 POSC 3300U Building Sustainable Communities
    Winter 2023 Two (2) FSSH elective*

    *FSSH electives are any courses offered by the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (e.g.  COMM, CRMN, FPSY, INDG, LBAT, LGLS, POSC, PSYC, SSCI).  

    Students must meet the prerequisites and other restrictions for their courses, including FSSH electives.

    For further clarification, please email your Academic Advisor.

  • Political Science – General Arts and Science Transfer

    The courses listed below are required for your first year of study in the Political Science – General Arts and Science Transfer program:

    Fall 2022

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Fall 2022 POSC 2100U Global Politics
    Fall 2022 POSC 2200U Fundamentals of Policy Theory
    Fall 2022 POSC 2300U Mobilizing for Change
    Fall 2022 SSCI 2900U Research Methods
    Fall 2022 General Elective

    Winter 2023

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Winter 2023 POSC 2000U Canadian Politics
    Winter 2023 POSC 2502U Community Development Policy
    Winter 2023

    One (1) of

    SSCI 2910U

    SSCI 2920U

     

    Data Analysis

    Qualitative Methods

    Winter 2023

    Two (2) of

    General electives (must be 2000 level or higher)

    General electives include any course:

    • Where you have the required prerequisites.
    • Where you are not precluded from taking by program restriction.
    • That fits your schedule.

    For further clarification, please email your Academic Advisor.

  • Psychology – Bachelor of Arts

    The courses listed below are required for your first year of study in the Psychology – Bachelor of Arts program:

    Fall 2022

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Fall 2022 BIOL 1841U Essentials of Biology
    Fall 2022 COMM 1100U Introduction to Communication Studies
    Fall 2022 CRMN 1000U Introduction to Criminal Justice
    Fall 2022 LGLS 1000U Foundations of Legal Studies
    Fall 2022 PSYC 1000U Introductory Psychology

    Winter 2023.

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours Course Course Title
    Winter 2023 POSC 1000U      Introduction to Political Science
    Winter 2023 SOCI 1000U       Introductory Sociology
    Winter 2023 SSCI 1910U Writing for the Social Sciences
    Winter 2023 Two (2) electives General electives

    Upper-year students:

    If you have been admitted to upper-year standing, please follow the program map for your program that is specified in our current undergraduate calendar. For further clarification, please email your Academic Advisor.

  • Psychology – Bachelor of Arts - Advanced Entry