Advising & Enrolment Assistance

Advising students on their overall degree requirements: 

Academic Advising

There are two dedicated Academic Advisors in the Department of Social Science to assist students with overall degree requirements: 

Elma Milasin and Chioma Nwabugwu
S737 Ross Building South
Please call 416-736-5054, than press 0, to check on advisors availability.
Email: emilasin@yorku.ca and chiomanw@yorku.ca
Please check in with Social Science Reception S737 Ross Building

Work and Labour Studies Advising
Students are strongly encouraged to make an advising appointment with an academic advisor noted above early in their first year, and after that annually between March and May.

For review of program-specific requirements, course offerings, please see Program Assistant using the information on the first page of this booklet.

General Enrolment Advice
In order to avoid disappointment, enroll in your desired courses as soon as your assigned Enrolment Access Window allows.  Enrolment Access Windows for the Fall/Winter semester usually open in late April of each year. See The Registrar’s Office website for annual enrolment guides: http://www.registrar.yorku.ca/enrol/guide/

Permission to Register in Work and Labour Studies Courses
Work and Labour Studies students have preferential access to courses offered by our program.  If you are having trouble registering for one of our courses and there is room in the course, contact the Program Coordinator and / or Program Assistant for help. However, once courses are full, we cannot over-enroll them. The Program Assistant maintains waiting lists for our courses and will add Work and Society students if / when spaces become available.

Please note that we do not have control over those courses that are recognized for credit in our degrees but are offered by other departments or programs. We have arranged for some spots in these courses to be allocated to Work and Labour Studies students. However, if these spots are filled when you attempt to register, you must contact the relevant professor / department for permission to gain access to the course or to get on their waiting lists (if any).

Permission to Register in 4000-level Work and Labour Studies Courses: All students in the various Honours BA degree options must take one or both of SOSC 4210 (Labour Relations Simulation) and SOSC 4240 (Labour Studies Placement). Most spaces in these courses are reserved for Work and Labour Studies students. Otherwise, access to these courses is by permission of the instructor. Normally, students will be in their final year of a 120-credit degree when they take these courses. As well, all students wishing to take SOSC 4240 are required to submit an application to and attend an interview with the Course Director. Interviews for placements normally take place during April-May the previous academic year. Students should call or email the Program Assistant to schedule an appointment. 

Applying to Graduate 
In the final year of study, students must apply to graduate by completing the relevant on-line form (by January 31st for Spring Convocation and July 31st for Fall Convocation). Forms are available online at http://www.yorku.ca/mygrad/. Students who apply after these deadlines may graduate and receive their degree, but won’t be guaranteed to be able to participate in the Convocation ceremony of their choice.