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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

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

2020 Winter 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. 

What is an elective?

Electives are courses you can choose. Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH) electives include any course offered by the FSSH.

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.

Find your program

  • Communication and Digital Media Studies

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

    Semester 1

    15 credit hours

    POSC 1000U

    Introduction to Political Science

    COMM 1320U

    Public Speaking

    PSYC 1000U

    Introductory Psychology

    SSCI 1910U

    Writing for the Social Sciences

    Elective*

    *Recommended elective: ALSU 1101U Foundations for Academic Learning and Success

    *Electives include any Ontario Tech University course:

    • For which a student has the required prerequisites.
    • That students are not precluded from taking by program restriction.
    • That fits the student’s 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 the current undergraduate calendar or for further clarification, please consult your aciademic advisor via email.

  • Criminology and Justice

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

    Semester 1

    15 credit hours

    POSC 1000U

    Political Science

    PSYC 1000U

    Introductory Psychology

    POSC 1200U

    Introduction to Social Policy

    SSCI 1300U

    Social Problems

    Elective*

    Recommended elective: ALSU 1101U Foundations for Academic Learning and Success

    *Electives include any Ontario Tech University course:

    • For which a student has the required prerequisites.
    • That students are not precluded from taking by program restriction.
    • That fits the student’s 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 the current undergraduate calendar or for further clarification, please consult your academic advisor via email.

  • Forensic Psychology

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

    Semester 1

    15 credit hours

    FSCI 1010U

    Introductory Forensic Science

    POSC 1000U

    Political Science

    PSYC 1000U

     Introductory Psychology

    SSCI 1910U

     Writing for the Social Sciences

    Elective*

    *Recommended elective: ALSU 1101U Foundations for Academic Learning and Success

    *Electives include any Ontario Tech University course:

    • For which a student has the required prerequisites.
    • That students are not precluded from taking by program restriction.
    • That fits the student’s 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 the current undergraduate calendar or for further clarification, please consult your academic advising team via email.

  • Legal Studies

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

    Semester 1

    15 credit hours

    POSC 1000U

    Political Science

    POSC 1200U

    Introduction to Social Policy

    SSCI 1300U

    Social Problems

    SSCI 1910U

    Writing for Social Sciences

    Elective*

    *Recommended elective: ALSU 1101U Foundations for Academic Learning and Success

    *Electives include any Ontario Tech University course:

    • For which a student has the required prerequisites.
    • That students are not precluded from taking by program restriction.
    • That fits the student’s 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 the current undergraduate calendar or for further clarification, please consult your academic advising team via email.

  • Liberal Studies

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

    Semester 1

    15 credit hours

    POSC 1000U Introduction to Political Science
    PSYC 1000U Introductory Psychology
    SSCI 1910U Writing for the Social Sciences

    2 Electives*

    ALSU 1101U

    or SSCI 1300U

    or POSC 1200U

    *Recommended electives include:

    Foundations for Academic Learning and Success

    Social Problems

    Introduction to Social Policy

    *Electives include any Ontario Tech University course:

    • For which a student has the required prerequisites.
    • That students are not precluded from taking by program restriction.
    • That fits the student’s 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 the current undergraduate calendar or for further clarification, please consult your academic advising team via email.

  • Political Science

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

    Semester 1

    15 credit hours

    SSCI 1910U

    Writing for the Social Sciences

    POSC 1000U

    Political Science

    PSYC 1000U

    Introductory Psychology

    POSC 1200U

    Introduction to Social Policy

    Elective*

     *Recommended elective: ALSU 1101U Foundations for Academic Learning and Success

    *Electives include any Ontario Tech University course:

    • For which a student has the required prerequisites.
    • That students are not precluded from taking by program restriction.
    • That fits the student’s 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 the current undergraduate calendar or for further clarification, please consult your academic advising team via email.


What's next?

Register for your courses.

How to contact us

For further information, consult your academic advising team via email.