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.