I applied online at UOAC website to Social Sciences/ Urban Studies Program at Innis. I thought I read that Urban Studies is very competitive and you can’t actually apply until your second year. Is that right? If it is, what should I have applied for on the UOAC site. Sociology? Economics?
Thanks for your help.
Dear Haven’t Been There, Haven’t Done That Yet,
You don’t choose a POSt – that’s Program Of STudy for you high school folks – until you have completed 4 full-course equivalents. The mysterious “POSts” that I’m referring to in this post refer to all of the specialist, major, and minor programs offered at the Faculty of Arts and Science, including Urban Studies (which you can either take at the specialist or the major level).
What you ended up applying for on OUAC doesn’t matter, as long as it’s in the same “stream” of study as your intended POSt. By “stream”, I mean whether you’re generally planning to study humanities, social sciences, life sciences, computer sciences, or physical sciences. Urban Studies is in the social science stream (as are sociology and economics) so you’re FINE.
Besides, you can change your major until you graduate anyway. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were people out that applied to “Pharmacology” or something complicated like that on OUAC but ended up finishing with a double major in English and Geography or something.
And yes, it is spelled OUAC, not UOAC. Come on. Even I remember that and it’s been a few years since I’ve graduated from my uh………….high school. What did you say? No, I’m not an alien… where did you get that idea? *nervous laughter*
Make sure that you enroll in your first year courses as soon as you can though, because some of them can be extremely popular and fill up quickly, and you would not want to be locked out of the program just because you neglected to enroll in your courses at the first possible chance.
You can apply to the Urban Studies major at the POSt-requesting period near the end of first year. If it’s the Urban Studies specialist that you’re looking for, you’d have to apply to the major at the end of first year, and then apply to the specialist at the end of second year.
Think you got that? Good. Ask me if you have any more questions. Now I’m going to go back to my ship to res… uh……………. darn… wrong picture… look… at… this… one…