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Electives List

Choosing an elective can be tricky! The good news is there is generally no wrong answer. Our recommendation is to consider the following:

  1. Your interests. Choose a subject area you enjoy or are interested in learning more about. 
  2. Your strengths. Choose an elective that will build on your strengths or increase a skill set.
  3. Your goals. Choose an elective that will compliment your major or goals.

There are different types of electives so make sure you understand what type of elective you need and consult with your academic advisor for help. 

A general elective is any course that is not mandatory for your program to which you have the prerequisites and meet any restrictions on that course –courses from inside or outside our Faculty can satisfy this requirement.

An FSSH Elective is a course offered by the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, that is not mandatory for your program, and includes the following subject codes: ALSU, COMM, CRMN, FPSY, INDG, LBAT, LGLS, POSC, PSYC, SSCI, and SUST.

Repeat course policy. All instances of a Course will appear on the Academic Transcript. Only the grade achieved on the most recent attempt will be included in the calculation of the student's Grade Point Average. Please review your transcript through your MyOntarioTech account to verify if you have already completed a course, or received a transfer credit for it.

Prerequisite and year level restrictions may apply. Please view the course descriptions in the Academic Calendar to help you select your courses and to view prerequisites.

Course Code Course Name Location Term Prerequisite Restrictions
COMM 3250U Pop Culture and Entertainment online 6-week spring Must be year 2 or higher
CRMN 4000U AJS: Sex, Gender and Crime online 6-week spring Criminology and Justice major and must be year 4 or higher
CRMN 4001U Special Topics: Global Hate Studies online 6-week spring CRMN 2850U Criminology and Justice major and must be year 4 or higher
CRMN 4020U Corporate Crime online 6-week spring See academic calendar Must be year 3 or higher
ENVS 1000U Environmental Science online 6-week spring
FPSY 3210U Forensic Psychology in-person 6-week spring PSYC 1000U
FSCI 3050U Assassinations, International Crimes & Disasters online 6 week summer FSCI 1010U Must be year 3 or higher
INDG 1000U Introduction to Indigenous Studies online 12-week spring & summer
LBAT 3999U Special Topics: Modern Espionage online 6-week spring Must be year 2 or higher
LBAT 3999U Special Topics: Reading Oshawa in-person 6-week spring Must be year 2 or higher
POSC 3302U Environment and Globalization online 6-week spring Must be year 3 or higher
PSYC 1000U Introduction to Psychology hybrid 6-week spring
PSYC 2010U Developmental Psychology hybrid 6-week spring PSYC 1000U
FPSY 3900U Special Topics: Lie and Lie Detection in-person 6-week summer PSYC 1000U
SOCI 1000U Introduction to Sociology online 6-week summer
SSCI 1470U Impact of Science & Technology on Society online 6-week summer
SSCI 2900U Research Methods online 6-week spring SOCI 1000U Or PSYC 1000U May NOT be enrolled in Psychology or Forensic Psychology
SSCI 2910U Data Analysis in-person 6-week summer SSCI 2900U May NOT be enrolled in Psychology or Forensic Psychology
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