The iBA and iBSc have the same basic degree requirements as the corresponding BA or BSc : when you apply, you choose your major from from one of our program options.

Once you become a Glendon student, you will meet with an academic advisor who will  walk you through all requirements and show you how to enroll in your courses.

Additional iBA & iBSc Requirements

  • Internationally-oriented courses

    Over the course of your degree, you will take either two full-year courses or four half-year courses from a list of over 200 courses. These courses will explore key international issues, either within or outside your area(s) of specialization.

  • An international exchange

    All iBA/iBSc students will spend either one academic semester (roughly four months) or one full academic year (roughly eight months) living and studying abroad with one of our partner universities. Students normally go on this exchange during their third year. Glendon students have the advantage of being eligible for two exchange programs: one with 17 exchange options reserved exclusively for Glendon students, and another with over 100 additional available exchanges through York International.

  • Languages

    Our international degrees reinforce Glendon’s commitment to arming students with language skills and recognize the vital role that languages play in living and working internationally.  The iBA or iBSc is available as a bilingual program for students seeking to attain a high level of proficiency in English and French, or as a trilingual program for students seeking proficiency in English, French, and a third language.  In both the bilingual and trilingual programs, students graduate with formal language certification that is respected and sought after in the workplace.

Bilingual iBA & iBSc

While all Glendon students will achieve a minimum level of bilingualism (English, French) by graduation, students in the Bilingual iBA or iBSc will achieve the Certificate of Bilingualism – a more advanced language certification than the minimum required for graduation.

  • Earning the Certificate of Bilingualism
    Over the course of your degree, you will complete at least 3 full courses in both  English and French.  These courses can be second language courses at the second year level or higher and/or approved discipline courses (e.g. courses in psychology, economics, history, international studies, etc.)
Trilingual iBA & iBSc

While all Glendon students will achieve a minimum level of bilingualism (English, French) to graduate, students in the Trilingual iBA or iBSc  will achieve, at minimum, the Certificate of Bilingualism – a more advanced language certification than the minimum required for graduation.  You will also reach a senior level in a third language.

  • Earning the Certificate of Bilingualism
    Over the course of your degree, you will complete at least 3 full courses in each language:  English and French.  These courses can be second language courses at the second year level or higher and/or approved discipline courses (e.g. courses in psychology, economics, history, international studies, etc.)
  • Adding the 3rd Language 
    In addition to the courses in English and French, you will complete 3 full courses in Spanish (offered at Glendon) or 3 full courses in another modern language offered at York’s Keele Campus, where you’ll find the widest selections of language options of any Canadian university.