Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions from current students

1. How do I choose a stream?

Students will choose a stream in their second year using the Program Change Request online form (myacademicrecord.students.yorku.ca/program-change). This cannot be done in first year. Choose one of Digital Media Arts, Digital Media Development or Digital Media Game Arts.

2. What are GPA prerequisites for EECS courses?

Prerequisites may include both specific courses and, at the 2000-, 3000- and 4000- levels, also the requirement of a cumulative GPA of 4.5 or higher computed over all EECS major courses. “General Prerequisites” is a term used to describe prerequisites that apply to (almost) every course at a particular level.

3. What are the general education requirements for students in School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design?

As a student in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, you must take 6.0 credits in the area of humanities, 6.0 in the area of natural science, and 6.0 in area of social science. Each requirement can be satisfied by a single 6.0 credit course, or two separate 3.0 credit courses.

The FA/XXXX 1900 courses you take as part of the Digital Media program can count toward the humanities area 6.0 requirement. That leaves only 6.0 credits in natural science area and 6.0 in the social science remaining as your gen eds. Courses you take for the 6.0 STS/COMN Digital Media program requirement can also count toward your general education requirements in the social science area (for COMN courses) or the natural science area(for STS courses) . For more information, see: http://calendars.students.yorku.ca.

General Education Areas:

Humanities Natural Science Social Science
classical studies biology anthropology
English chemistry economics
French studies earth and atmospheric science geography
history environmental studies ES/ENVS 1500 6.00 political science
humanities natural science psychology
languages and linguistics physics and astronomy social science
modes of reasoning science and technology studies (SC/STS) sociology
philosophy
4. What are the general education requirements for students in The Lassonde School of Engineering?

As an Honours BA student in the Lassonde School of Engineering, you must take a total of 21 credits, including 6 credits from three of the following four areas: humanities, modes of reasoning, natural science, social science at the 1000 or 2000 level (1000 level for natural science).

The FA/XXXX 1900 courses you take as part of the Digital Media program automatically count toward the humanities area 6.0 requirement. Courses you take for the STS/COMN 6.0 Digital Media program requirement can also count toward your general education requirements. For more information, see http://calendars.students.yorku.ca.