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<York Calendars<Undergraduate Calendar 2001-2002<Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies


The Joseph E. Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies offers some of the largest and most recognized professional and liberal arts programs in Canada. With over 7,000 students, Atkinson has a long and proud tradition of providing university education to students of all ages, preparing them for rewarding careers, helping in career changes and enhancement, and providing intellectual challenge and excitement.

Founded in 1962 to meet the special needs of part-time adult students, today Atkinson boasts award-winning researchers, professors and an extensive selection of full and part-time programs in the liberal arts and professional studies.

Atkinson is widely acknowledged for the breadth of its program and course offerings in the humanities and social, natural and applied sciences, and is acclaimed for developing professional programs that respond to real social and economic needs. Home to York's Administrative Studies, Nursing, and Social Work programs, Atkinson recently launched innovative new degree programs in Health Policy, Management and Informatics, Public Service Studies, Information Technology, and Human Resources Management.

Atkinson takes a unique approach to university education. All the professional studies have a liberal arts component, and liberal arts students can easily complement their degree with professional studies courses and certificates. This approach ensures that students are able to gain from a blending of liberal and professional studies, and are able to explore the connections between these two worlds of knowledge and practice.

Providing flexible learning opportunities is central to Atkinson's mission. With its extensive range of professional day programs, as well as evening and weekend, off-campus, and distance (Internet and correspondence) courses, Atkinson makes it possible for students to fit university studies into todays busy lifestyles. Atkinson's outstanding student services and the welcoming inclusive atmosphere that faculty and staff foster, make for a learning environment that responds to individual needs.

Whether the goal is personal development or professional advancement, Atkinson has the experience, the programs and the commitment to make university experience successful and rewarding.


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