Certificate Program

General Certificate in Law & Society

York University students may earn a General Certificate in Law & Society concurrent with the fulfillment of the requirements for a BA in any area. This certificate is not, however, open to students who are pursuing, or who already hold, a degree in Law & Society.

To qualify for the General Certificate in Law & Society, students must complete 24 credits from a list of approved Law & Society courses, with a cumulative grade point average in these 24 credits of 5.0 (C+) or higher.

Course requirements for the general certificate are as follows:

  • AP/SOSC 2350 6.0 (pre-requisite SOSC 1375 3.0 as of September 2009)
  • 18 credits from either the CORE or EXTENDED* list of approved Law & Society courses. At least six credits must be taken at the 4000 level.

A maximum of 12 credits may be taken through the Department of Political Science and may not be used to fulfill both the Public Policy and Administration degree and the General Certificate in Law & Society. Further information about the General Certificate in Law & Society is available through the Program office.

Application for Admission

This certificate is open to current York students in a degree program other than Law & Society and who do not already hold a university degree in a law and society-related discipline. More information is available on the future students website.

Apply to graduate

Application deadlines: June Convocation - November 13
October Convocation - July 31