Programs Requiring Prior University Study

The following programs lead to a degree, and require you to complete some university study before you apply.

To find programs that require you to complete some college study before you apply, view Collaborative University and College Programs.

4 Prior Study Programs

Creative Writing

York University

Undergraduate

This program is intended for students with a year of undergraduate studies and is not direct entry from high school. You may apply after completing your first 48 credits and before completing your first 78 credits by presenting a portfolio containing work in both poetry and prose fiction, as evidence of writing experience.

Law – Common Law

York University

Professional

Offered by Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, the Juris Doctor (JD) is a three-year degree involving six terms (fall and winter) of full-time study. While most students attend Osgoode full-time for the full three years of study, some students may choose to spend a term or year studying abroad, and students in the joint and combined programs will spend a portion of their time at another faculty or institution to graduate with dual degrees after four years.

Nursing

York University

Undergraduate

This full-time second-entry BScN program was developed in response to an increasing demand for nursing programs which build on prior university learning. You must have completed a minimum of 60 credits toward any university degree and meet the program prerequisites. By studying in the concentrated and continuous six semester program, you can complete a BScN degree in two calendar years.

Social Work

York University

Undergraduate

This program offers courses in the day and evening and could take a minimum of two years to complete. You will be exposed to contemporary and socially relevant issues that address the many techniques and approaches used by social work professions as well as partake in a practicum experience that places you in real social work environments.