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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Communication and Digital Media Studies

The Communication and Digital Media Studies program will help you develop 21st-century skills as you explore the economic, political and cultural drivers and impacts of communications and digital media in society.


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Communication and Digital Media Studies - Advanced Entry

Admission requirements: An Ontario college diploma or Ontario college advanced diploma (or equivalent) in Advertising and Marketing Communications Management, Broadcast and Contemporary Media, Contemporary Web Design, Digital Photography, Digital Video Production, Interactive Media Design, Journalism, Public Relations or Graphic Design.


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Communication and Digital Media Studies - GAS

Admission requirements: An Ontario college certificate from Durham College in General Arts and Science-Liberal Arts Ontario Tech Transfer with a minimum B+ average.


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Criminology (Master's program)

The Criminology master's program provides students with a solid foundation of advanced knowledge in criminological theory, sophisticated research methodologies, complex quantitative and qualitative applications and contemporary substantive issues in criminology.


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Criminology and Justice

Our program explores and critically analyzes criminological and sociological theories of why people commit crime. It also examines how societies define crime and who is considered a criminal.


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Criminology and Justice - Advanced Entry

Admission requirements: An Ontario college diploma or Ontario college advanced diploma (or equivalent) in Child and Youth Care, Community and Justice Services, Customs Border Services, Police Foundations or Protection Security and Investigation.


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Criminology and Justice - GAS Transfer

Admission requirements: An Ontario college certificate from Durham College in General Arts and Science-Liberal Arts Ontario Tech Transfer with a minimum B+ average.


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Criminology and Social Justice (Doctoral Program)

The PhD in Criminology and Social Justice combines disciplinary and specialized study in Criminology, study in qualitative research methods and statistics, and applied learning experiences to prepare students to work in a variety of settings.


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Forensic Psychology

Forensic psychology contributes to increased public safety by improving our understanding and support of victims, witnesses and offenders as they move through the criminal justice system from the initial criminal investigation, to their experiences with the court, to rehabilitation and reintegration into the community.


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Forensic Psychology (Doctoral program)

The PhD in Forensic Psychology combines disciplinary and specialized study in Forensic Psychology, study in research methods and statistics, and applied learning experiences to prepare students to work in a variety of settings.


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Forensic Psychology (Master's program)

The Master of Science program in Forensic Psychology combines disciplinary and specialized study in the field, study in research methods and statistics, and applied learning experiences to prepare students to work in a variety of settings.


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Forensic Psychology - Advanced Entry

Admission requirements: An Ontario college diploma or Ontario college advanced diploma (or equivalent) in Behavioural Sciences, Child and Youth Care, Community and Justice Services, Police Foundations, Protection Security and Investigation, or Social Service Worker.


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Forensic Psychology - GAS Transfer

Admission requirements: An Ontario college certificate from Durham College in General Arts and Science - Liberal Arts Ontario Tech Transfer - Forensics with a minimum B+ average.


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Legal Studies

Legal Studies examines law’s defining features, forms and functions, and critically engages with how law interacts with and responds to social, political and technological change. The program demonstrates a commitment to promoting justice by cultivating sensitivity to diversity and exploring what it means to become an active, socially responsible citizen.


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Legal Studies - Advanced Entry

Admission requirements: An Ontario college diploma or Ontario college advanced diploma (or equivalent) in Court and Tribunal Administration, Law Clerk or Paralegal.


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Legal Studies - GAS transfer

This program provides graduates of an Ontario college certificate program in General Arts and Science the opportunity to apply for direct admission into the second year of Legal Studies.


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Liberal Studies

The program is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to adapt to and thrive in a dynamic employment environment.


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Political Science

Our program emphasizes strategies for creating sustainable community development policies, which target improved quality of life and address important community justice and planning issues. 


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Political Science - Advanced Entry

Admission requirements: An Ontario college diploma or Ontario college advanced diploma (or equivalent) in Behavioural Sciences, Child and Youth Care, Developmental Services Worker, Environmental Technology, Paralegal, Police Foundations, Protection, Security and Investigation, or Social Service Worker.


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Political Science - GAS Transfer

Admission requirements: An Ontario college certificate from Durham College in General Arts and Science-Liberal Arts Ontario Tech Transfer with a minimum B- average.


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Psychology (Bachelor of Arts)

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program will receive a core first year of social science courses with their second year reserved for foundational psychology courses.


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Psychology (Bachelor of Science)

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Psychology program will receive a core first year of natural science courses, including biology, chemistry, physics, math and psychology with their second year reserved for foundational psychology courses.

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