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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Communication and Digital Media Studies
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Communication and Digital Media Studies

Learn how individuals, groups, and organizations communicate in society to inform, entertain and persuade, using the Internet, social media, TV and radio, the news and pop culture.

Criminology and Justice
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Criminology and Justice

Learn how to explore and critically analyze criminological and sociological theories of why people commit crime.
Forensic Psychology
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Forensic Psychology

Learn how Forensic Psychology intersects psychology and the justice system.
General Psychology (BA, BSc)
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General Psychology (BA, BSc)

Psychology at Ontario Tech aims to describe, understand, predict, and when appropriate, adjust, characteristics of human emotion, thought and behaviour.
Legal Studies
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Legal Studies

Learn how the law responds to social movements, keeps up with technological innovation and shapes our lives.
Liberal Studies
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Liberal Studies

The freedom to tailor your degree to your interests and goals; view the world from different perspectives. 
Political Science
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Political Science

Experience an intimate program focusing on social justice, the climate crisis, community development, and global politics.
Graduate studies in Criminology and Justice
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Graduate studies in Criminology and Justice

Our Master of Arts (MA) and PhD programs will prepare students for careers related to qualitative and quantitative research, teaching in college and/or university settings, evaluation of community programs, and administration in provincial and federal programs.
Graduate studies in Forensic Psychology
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Graduate studies in Forensic Psychology

Master of Science (MSc) and PhD students will have opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research on diverse topics related to the application of psychology to the justice system, such as antisocial personality and psychopathy, domestic violence, eyewitness identification, geographic profiling, investigative interviewing, juvenile offenders, lie detection, sex offenders, and wrongful conviction.
Sustainability Studies Minor
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Sustainability Studies Minor

A minor in sustainability studies can be easily added to any major at Ontario Tech. Adding the minor gives students an advantage in competing for the 'jobs of the future' in cutting-edge fields, such as environmental psychology, environmental criminology, environmental policy, environmental law, sustainable technology, environmental education, environmental gaming, sustainable business solutions, environmental health, environmental engineering, environmental communication, and environmental science.

 

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