Advising

Student Advising Notice

In the context of COVID-19, as of March 16, 2020, all student advising will now take place via Zoom or over the phone. Students requiring advising should send a request for an appointment to lapsanth@yorku.ca.  A staff member will respond to arrange an appointment time. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Be well and be safe.

General Advising FAQs

Course Loads

A full course load is defined as 30 credits during the Fall/Winter session. Students may take a maximum of 36 credits overall (and 18 credits per term) without petitioning. A full course load is defined as 15 credits in the Summer session. Students may take a maximum of 18 credits overall without petitioning.

General Education Courses

For students admitted to the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies as of Fall 2014, 21 credits of General Education chosen from Humanities, Natural Science and Social Science. All General Education courses are offered at the 1000 level.

6.00 credits from Natural Science (NATS) ; 9.00 credits from Social Science (SOSC) or Humanities (HUMA) ; and 6.00 credits in the opposing category to the 9.00 credits course in Social Science or Humanities already taken.

For students admitted to the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies as of Fall 2009,  24 credits of General Education chosen from Humanities, Modes of Reasoning, Natural Science and Social Science.  General Education courses are offered at the 1000 and 2000 level.

A minimum of 6.0 credits must be chosen from each of Humanities, Natural Science and Social Science.  A maximum of 9 credits in each of the four areas (Humanities, Modes of Reasoning, Natural Science and Social Science) will count towards fulfillment of General Education requirements.

For students admitted to the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies during Fall 1997 to Fall 2008 :

24 credits of General Education chosen from Humanities, Natural Science and Social Science. Foundation courses are 1000 and 2000 level 9 credit courses offered by the Department of Humanities and the Department of Social Science.

Students may complete a maximum of three 9 credit Foundations course for degree requirement. Students who take a 1000 level HUMA Foundation course must take a 2000 level SOSC Foundation course; and students who take a 1000 level SOSC Foundation course must take a 2000 level HUMA Foundation course.

Outside the Major vs. Free Choice Credits

Credits Outside the Major, must be courses outside of the major subject so Anthropology courses CANNOT be counted towards this requirement.

Free Choice Credits can be any York University course so Anthropology courses CAN be counted towards this requirement.

General Notices (links to more information):

1. YorkU's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Site.