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“I chose U of T because I was searching for a place that would challenge me academically and give me the opportunity to explore my interests in a city that literally has everything.� Madeline Taylor, double major in psychology and women and gender studies


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Arts & Science students are surrounded by opportunity from the moment they arrive on campus — intellectual, entrepreneurial, creative, global, professional and research experiences that set them in motion toward lifelong goals and unexpected achievements.

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A reputation for excellence, wide range of learning opportunities, remarkable location and vast global network — it all adds up to an education that will take you where you want to go.

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Your years at U of T will be transformative. This is your snapshot of some opportunities available through your studies.

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Discover Toronto through the lens of an undergraduate student. You will quickly see why this city has it all.

From public parks to the beaches, lively cultural communities, world champion sports teams and tons of entertainment: Toronto is a vibrant city worth exploring.

Whether you live onor off-campus, you will be a member of a college —  a close-knit community with support services and social events to make university an exceptional time.

Dating back to the earliest days of the University of Toronto, students made the colleges their home and shaped the traditions that still carry on today.

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There are so many resources available to help you thrive; you just need to set your goals and take the first step.

A vibrant urban location with access to work and research opportunities, mentorship and a worldwide alumni community will position you for success after graduation.

With more than 300 wideranging academic program choices, you are encouraged to combine your interests to suit your talents and goals. Browse the admission requirements and complete program list.

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Learning Environment

THE BEST EDUCATION engages you from the start. Ranked #1 in Canada, 21st globally.


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— Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2019

This is an environment where you are encouraged to exercise your curiosity and uncover new interests and abilities. From Indigenous to cinema studies, and forest conservation to geophysics — you can combine programs in widely different areas to diversify your knowledge and skills.

You may only scratch the surface of some subjects, while you will dive into others with complete curiosity and an appetite to learn more (see page 24 for complete list of programs). The world’s top researchers and scholars are right here. They are working to solve some of the toughest questions facing our planet and will be your mentors. No matter how big or small a class may be, your professors will engage you in a conversation or debate, and help you gain research, work and field experience. The majority of your

classes will be small and interactive, complemented by once-in-a-lifetime lectures in the historic Convocation Hall. Your learning will spill out into the local community through research, coursework, volunteer opportunities and internships. Or it will take you across borders, into nations and cultures abroad. As you join other bright minds from around the world on this journey, you will find extraordinary inspiration from each other and undoubtedly lift each other higher.

Global network that’s 260,000 alumni strong. More program choices than anywhere else in Canada.

Inspired learning can happen in a variety of ways.

Janessa Duran, double major in peace, conflict, and justice, and diaspora and transnational studies

As a science student, I found that the output of research is one of the biggest things I like about the university and what we are known for worldwide. There are so many opportunities in hospitals and labs nearby. Victor Lee, double major in neuroscience and animal physiology

To hear 1,500 students react is really cool, and that’s something you don’t get in a class of 30. It wouldn’t be the same experience. It can be really fun to try to blow the minds of that many students at the same time! Ashley Waggoner Denton, psychology professor

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Aparajita Bhandari, double major in psychology and statistics

I took two first-year seminars (Pulp Fiction and Political Spaces) and they were really cool, small classes. The topics were different and obscure, and the conversations were always so interesting.


Just getting to be in classes that I really enjoy is so satisfying. My Introduction to Psychology prof is amazing. Beginning to end, it’s like being in a TED Talk each week.

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Student Profiles

From academics and clubs, to college life, hobbies or sports —  there are many ways you can find your place and forge your own path on campus.


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Jonathan Rose — Double major in

African studies and history Hometown: Toronto, Ontario One thing about me: After I finish my degree, I want to travel abroad to teach English. Most proud of: I cruised through high school, but at U of T, I had to put effort into everything and develop a proper work ethic.

Evani Patel — Double major in global health

and biology

Hometown: Kuwait City, Kuwait One thing about me: I love to do a lot of video

editing and travel blogging. I like to have outlets to express my creativity. Most proud of: The arsenal of different experiences that have shaped me into the person I am today.

In my studies…

I had the opportunity to go on an International Course Module (ICM) to Rwanda. We wanted to study how Rwandans view life after genocide. Their philosophy centres around forgiveness and coming together to move on. From this ICM I realized that I want to be as inclusive as possible in everything that I do. I really saw the benefits of coming together as a community. Outside the classroom…

I commute to school and it can be hard meeting new people. I ended up joining the boxing club and intramural basketball. Both gave me the chance to stay fit, make new friends and expand my network.

In my studies…

My International Course Module (ICM) experience was very eye-opening. It centred around refugee health and allowed me to compare and contrast the health of populations and differences in delivery systems in Greece and Canada. We engaged in a lot of discussions with global health stakeholders — people who were involved with solidarity efforts in Athens, politicians, professors and doctors — asking them the hard questions. Outside the classroom…

I had the pleasure of leading the Medical Sciences Student Union as a co-president for two years, as well as being involved with the University of Toronto International Health Program (UTIHP), as a global health speaker for high school students.

In my studies…

I really enjoy working in a lab — it makes me feel like I’m a valuable member of the team. Right now, I am researching CRISPR-cas9 genetic technology. The idea is that you can cut DNA and have an effect on the replication and repair process of the DNA. If we are able to change just one letter in a DNA sequence, there are possibilities for genetic diseases to be cured. Outside the classroom…

I am a member of a student association created to help new Ecuadorians at U of T feel supported and be pushed beyond their boundaries. We help them get involved in opportunities and research.

Whether you’re interested in study, research or an internship abroad, there are global opportunities to fit your academic program and interests.

Exchanges Immerse yourself in a new culture while earning academic credit. Pay U of  T tuition while studying at one of the 150+ prestigious universities in the more than 40 countries with which U of T has partnerships. Summer Abroad Enrich your academic life by travelling with a faculty member and other students to complete a course abroad over the summer. Choose from a wide range of topics, such as Regional Foodways and Culture in Italy, Field Archaeology in Peru, or Environment, Wildlife and Conservation in Australia. International Course Modules (ICMs) ICMs are an intensive international experience integrated into the framework of existing undergraduate courses and scheduled to coincide with Reading Week. Travel with your professor and a group of students to a destination in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe or the United States. Joint Minors Take your degree further with a specialized minor, offered jointly by U of  T and the National University of Singapore (NUS). Programs include nanoscience, biology, Asian geographies, and Asian literatures and culture.

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fundamental genetics Hometown: Quito, Ecuador One thing about me: I volunteer at an online radio station and have a one-hour segment that targets youth. Most proud of: Learning how to ask for help because initially I was really afraid.



EXPERIENCES Karol Andrade Bohorquez — Specialist in


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“The amazing location is the reason I came here! Everything is within reach, and there is always something to do.” Nancy Vu, specialist in neuroscience


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INSPIRING CITY Discover Toronto through the lens of an undergraduate student. You will quickly see why this city has it all.


of the world’s most livable cities — Economist Intelligence Unit, 2018


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Student Q&A

THE COLLEGE ADVANTAGE Within each college you will find:

• Academic and financial advising

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• Academic success programs • Social and cultural events • Health and wellness counselling • Orientation activities • Residence accommodations


• Student government, clubs and organizations

The college system is at the heart of the Arts & Science experience. Whether you live on- or off-campus, you will be a member of a college —  a close-knit community with support services and social events to make university an exceptional time.

Q: What role does your college play in your student experience?

Lisa Boivin, specialist in bioethics —Woodsworth College

I can literally walk through my college and it’s like a little family. My college registrar is extraordinarily supportive, not only in facilitating different things I need, but also by getting me in touch with other people and resources that have been very beneficial to my experience. Jemel Ganal, major in book and media studies, minor in cinema studies — St. Michael’s College

On my application I remember ranking them based on the buildings that looked the most “old school” and historical. In the end, I had friends in different colleges and went to as many social events at other colleges as at my own. If you’re open to making friends, you can be involved in amazing activities all around campus. Karol Andrade Bohorquez, specialist in fundamental genetics — New College

New College is such a multicultural college that I could interact with students from many different places around the world and didn’t feel alone. Learning English was tricky, and I could practice both “academic English” but also conversational English, which made me feel more connected with people.


When you join Arts & Science, you will be assigned membership in a college community. On your U of  T application, you will select your college preferences and you will find out your college membership when you receive your offer of admission. The number of students assigned to each college varies depending on the resources available. There’s no “right” way to choose your college preferences on your application. Some of the factors below might be important to you, but rest assured, each college is special and will support you throughout your time at U of  T: Location on campus

Weston Miller, double major in political science and philosophy — Trinity College

Trinity has become a second home for me. Not only has it provided me with a place to live, relax and study, but also a community in which I have immersed myself. To be able to be a part of Trinity’s impressive history is something that gives me a great sense of pride.

I love my college, and I wish I had gotten more involved right from first year. Your college offers a balance from everyone you see in your classes and program, and is a chance to meet different people outside of that. Brandon Liu , double major in political science and classics — Innis College

My favourite thing about Innis is that the closer I get to the physical buildings on St. George Street, my chance of knowing someone goes up. Even if it’s just saying “hi” or nodding at each other. Whenever I go into the events room or the commuter lounge and see familiar faces that I can always chat to, it makes me happy. It signifies a sense of belonging and ultimately community.

Residence type and space Size of the community Activities and clubs Architecture and physical appearance Recommendation from family or friends

Take a campus tour or attend an open house event to see the colleges and get to know the characteristics of each community.


In addition to the U of  T application, some colleges have other application requirements for membership consideration. Learn more at


Colleges sponsor different academic programs, but your college membership does not restrict your choice of studies in any way. No matter your college membership, you have access to course and program offerings at any of the seven colleges.

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There is definitely a different sense of community in each one. I was a commuter student in first year, but I attended frosh week with my college and became a frosh leader the year after. It’s a big way in which I made my friends here.

Pascal Chong, specialist in accounting  — University College


Nancy Vu, specialist in neuroscience  — Victoria College

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Student Life


Each college is a microcosm of the diverse U of T student population, home to people from around the globe, with different backgrounds, interests and programs of study. Each of the seven colleges has its own culture, traditions and sense of community. Discover which colleges are the right fit for you.




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Shared apartment style, single rooms 1 residence: Innis Residence No meal plan, fully equipped kitchens

Established: 1962

Established: 1852

Can’t miss it: The modern college brick building seamlessly fused with a 19thcentury Victorian house.

History lesson: Named after New College at the University of Oxford, upon which the college system at U of  T is modelled.

Affectionately known as: Double Blue.

Affectionately known as: Innisians. University of Toronto

Dormitory style 2 residences: St. Michael's College (co-ed) & Loretto College Women's Residence Mandatory meal plan, vegetarian and Halal options

Established: 1964

Fun fact: Alumni went on to create TV hits Gossip Girl and Degrassi.


Dormitory style 3 residences: Wilson Hall, Wetmore Hall & 45 Wilcocks Mandatory meal plan, vegetarian and Halal options

Big ticket: Check out a free movie screening or film festival at Innis Town Hall. Hot spot: Innis Café’s cozy rooftop patio.

Back in the day: In 1965, a 700-year-old stone angel was donated and embedded in a wall at Wetmore Lounge. Big ticket: Cheering on the New Dragons — two-time dragon boat world champions in the Under-24 division. Affectionately known as: Gnu, after the mascot Goliath Gnu.

History lesson: Alumnus Paul Martin, former prime minister of Canada, played football, basketball and water polo for St. Mike’s in the intracollege league. Can’t miss it: An urban oasis spanning more than 12 acres. Big ticket: Orientation Week, a.k.a. the greatest week of your life.





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Dormitory & shared apartment style 4 residences: Annesley Hall, Burwash Hall (Upper & Lower), Margaret Addison Hall & Rowell Jackman Hall Mandatory meal plan, variety of options

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Can’t miss it: Each February, students organize Conversazione Week leading up to the Conversat Ball — a tradition since the late 1800s.

Can’t miss it: A Romanesque Revival building, complete with gargoyles, at the very centre of campus.

Lore galore: Dancing was outlawed at Vic until 1927 (but you can dance your heart out today!).

Big ticket: Fireball, the largest dance at U of  T, commemorating the rebirth of the college after a devastating fire in 1890.

Hot spot: Caffiends, the student-run fair-trade café.

Lore galore: Kruger Hall Commons was known as the “Drill Hall” and headquarters of the Canadian Officers’ Training Corps during WWII.

Study central: Stedman Library. Fun fact: Students have published a newspaper called Salterrae (Latin for salt of the earth) since 1981. Big ticket: The Nifflers, U of  T’s Quidditch team, practice on Trinity’s back field.

Eye spy: Spot the dozens of owl carvings (the symbol of wisdom) hidden in the main UC building. Study central: The Junior Common Room (JCR).

Can’t miss it: Burwash Dining Hall, modelled after Oxford’s Christ Church, the inspiration for Harry Potter’s Great Hall. History lesson: Alumnus Lester B. Pearson went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957 and serve as Canada’s prime minister from 1963 to 1968.

Can’t miss it: Canada Goose jackets worn by students thanks to the success of alumna Dani Reiss. Big ticket: Free Pancake Wednesdays in Kruger Hall Commons. Affectionately known as: The Wolfpack.

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Dormitory style 3 residences: Sir Daniel Wilson, Morrison Hall & Whitney Hall Mandatory meal plan, vegetarian and other options


Dormitory style 2 residences: Trinity College & St. Hilda's College Mandatory meal plan, variety of options

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Student Experiences

YOUR JOURNEY Your years at the University of Toronto will be transformative and your academic journey begins before you arrive on campus. Though you will tell us what your interests are when you apply to U of T, you will also be introduced to many different disciplines, courses and experiential learning opportunities that you didn’t even know existed. Here is a snapshot of some of the opportunities that will be available through your studies at U of T.


When you apply to Arts & Science, you will select an admission category on your application — identifying the area of study you would like to pursue: • Computer Science • Humanities • Life Sciences • Physical and Mathematical Sciences • Rotman Commerce


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• Social Sciences Even though you apply to a specific admission category, you will have the flexibility in your degree to combine programs across different admission categories.

Take the time in your first year to explore your options and take introductory courses that interest you. Programs come in three different levels: specialist, major and minor. The main difference among them is the number of required courses. See page 26 for more details. In your first year, there are many opportunities. Consider First-Year Foundations Ones Programs, First-Year Foundation Seminars and First-Year Learning Communities.

You are now in a program of study! In addition to taking courses that give you greater depth of knowledge and fulfill your degree requirements, you may want to consider a unique academic experience: • Studying Abroad Between Academic Exchanges, Summer Abroad Programs and International Course Modules (ICMs), you can immerse yourself in global experiences while earning course credits. • Research Opportunities Gain research experience and earn course credit while working closely with a professor on a research project as early as the summer after first year.


Continue to take courses to deepen your program-specific knowledge: consider taking graduate-level seminars or independent study classes. U of T is ranked number one in Canada for graduate employability and 13th in the world. In your upper years you will start to expand your professional network and connect with alumni by participating in Backpack to Briefcase, Career Centre workshops, mentorship meals and networking events. Access to all the university's resources, diverse and flexible program options and an incredible network will have shaped your education and your future.

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At the end of your first year, you will enrol in a specific program of study.




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Students share their photos and chronicle the first-year experience, through sun, snow and falling leaves.


• It’s kickoff time for life at U of T with Orientation Week. • Classes begin. Yes, you’re really here! • The Clubs Carnival is a prime time to meet new people and find your school / life balance. • Before the green grass turns white with snow, be sure to enjoy a game of frisbee, do some cloud gazing or kick a ball around at King’s College Circle and make the most of this gorgeous campus.


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• Find your study buddies and get in the groove for mid-term exams.


• Unpack your warm boots, coat, hat and gloves for your walks to class in a snowy winter wonderland. • Stake out your favourite study spots and get comfy as you prepare for finals. • First semester, check! Celebrate the holidays and your accomplishments. • Pause for a quintessentially Canadian moment and jump into the campus-wide snowball fight. • College formals: the perfect opportunity to de-stress, let loose and dress to impress.


• You’re in the swing of university life and consider running for a leadership position at one of U of  T’s many student clubs. • This is a momentous time in your U of  T career — it’s time to choose your program (a.k.a. when you can declare a major).

• Do you hear that sound? That nostalgic, cheerful tune means ice-cream trucks are back and it must be summer in the city.

• Celebrate the end of exams with a day trip to one of Toronto’s top spots: Centre Island, Cherry Beach, the Boardwalk or a picnic at Trinity Bellwoods Park.

• Finalize summer plans, from studying abroad, summer courses, a job or internship, to heading home to be with family.

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• Final exams are here — study breaks in the quad and the sight of spring flowers will help you power through.


• Wave goodbye to a marvellous first year and get ready for the next adventure. First year, out!

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Resources & Services

SUPPORT TO THRIVE There are so many resources available at U of T to help you thrive; you just need to take the first step. Support is all around you.


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TIPS Stay active, build community and get involved through 44 varsity teams, 40 intramural teams, world-class fitness facilities and 800+ clubs and groups. Browse the complete list at

Setting goals can significantly improve your performance and success at any given task. What’s on your list? There is a community here that can help you achieve your ambitions one by one. • Gain work and volunteer experience • Pay for school and stay on budget • Prioritize a healthy body and mind • Become a better writer • Travel overseas • Get into graduate or professional school • Procrastinate less • Take on a leadership role • Meet new people from around the world


Through these open doorways, you will find encouragement, guidance and inspiration:

Academic Success Accessibility Services Career Exploration & Education Centre for Community Partnerships Centre for International Experience Clubs & Leadership Development Family Care Office Health & Wellness Centre Indigenous Student Services & First Nations House Mentorship & Peer Programs

Sexual & Gender Diversity Office Sport & Physical Activity Facilities


Orientation, Transition & Engagement

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Multi-Faith Centre

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CAREER LAUNCH Alumni Experiences

Alumni will tell you that their education was about more than textbooks. They learned how to ask good questions, how to build a network of peers and mentors and how to create experiences that are both personally and professionally rewarding.

Julie Bristow, HBA  —  President & CEO, Bristow Global Media, Inc.


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Julie has been influencing how Canadians watch television for the past 20 years. She has created thousands of hours of original content, built entire entertainment divisions from scratch, innovated new and exciting ways to reach new audiences and garnered multiple industry and business awards for her contributions and leadership.

“There are so many networking opportunities to meet local and international employers. Recruiters respect our programs and what it takes to study here.” Asher Minden-Webb, specialist in computer science

Q: Looking back, what skills were most valuable when you made the transition from university to the working world?

Communication skills. The most important skill set for any career. Being a liberal arts student demands a level of clear and concise writing and verbal skills and much-needed critical thinking skills — all essential for professional success in any field.

Morgan Wyatt, HBSc   —  CEO, Greenlid Envirosciences

Following his undergraduate studies, Morgan completed a master’s at Imperial College London and his PhD at McMaster University in chemical biology. He is the co-founder of Greenlid Envirosciences. The company's invention, Greenlid, is the first fully compostable compost bin and earned support on CBC’s Dragon’s Den. His next endeavour, Biotraps, is the first biodegradable mosquito trap designed to eliminate mosquito-borne diseases. These groundbreaking inventions have earned him many academic and research-based awards. Q: What advice would you give to students beginning their university careers?

Keep an open mind as you’re taking courses and don’t come with a preconceived notion of where you have to end up. I came from a small town and didn’t even realize what types of jobs are out there. When you get to a place like U of  T, you realize there are endless options.



Canada’s most innovative university. — Reuters News, 2018

All Arts & Science students are encouraged to participate in Backpack to Briefcase (b2B), a popular program that offers valuable networking, advising and mentorship opportunities.

Career Centre Workshops Developing the confidence to approach jobs and new opportunities is as important as the theory you learn in the classroom. The Career Centre offers workshops on topics such as networking, job interviews and how to use social media as a professional — so that you graduate with a set of skills that will help you flourish in your career. Alumni/Student Networking Events Meet successful A&S alumni at speed-networking nights, career panel discussions and industry nights. Build your network, hear how alumni made their transitions through and out of university, and speak to them about your own path.

Q: What do you remember as a defining moment from your time at U of T?

When I came to U of  T I did not speak English well at all. But I had such a supportive group of teachers and classmates who pulled together for me and went out of their way to help me learn. I felt like I couldn’t quit, because they believed in me.

As a nominee in the 2017 Juno Awards and the winner of best hip hop video at the Much Music Video Awards, Tasha (also known as “Tasha the Amazon”), has earned national and international recognition. The relationships she built at U of T have helped her on her journey as a successful creative entrepreneur: she co-owns a recording studio and production company with another Arts & Science graduate. Q: What do you remember as a defining moment from your time at U of T?

My favourite class had hundreds of students and the prof seemed larger than life. I felt too shy and anonymous to ask questions. After a near-perfect score on a midterm, I got a congratulations note from my professor. He had noticed my continued success in class and encouraged me to keep up the good work. It was such an unexpectedly personal touch! Suddenly U of T didn’t feel so big.

Mentorship Meals These welcoming meals bring together alumni, faculty and students from the same discipline and foster a sense of community and support. Fill your belly while engaging in conversations about your career path and future aspirations.

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A recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 award and recognized by the YWCA as a Woman of Influence, Danièle has been a valued mentor for business students at U of  T and a great advocate for women in business. She has a strong background in global business, finance and marketing, and held senior sales and marketing positions with Unilever Canada, Parmalat/ Ault Foods and Kraft/General Foods, Bell Canada and AT&T prior to joining Dufflet.

Tasha Schumann, BSc — Rapper & Producer, Bass and Bakery


Danièle Bertrand, BCom   —  President, Dufflet Pastries

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Arts & Science Programs



On your Arts & Science application you will select an admission category, which represents the area of study you would like to pursue. At the end of your first year, you will be able to apply to a specific program or combination of programs. Program

Subject(s) Required in Addition to English

Computer Science (H.B.Sc.) Computer Science


Data Science


Humanities (H.B.A.)


Estonian Studies

International Relations (J) Islamic Studies Italian

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Classical Civilization Classics (Greek and Latin)


Diaspora and Transnational Studies Digital Humanities

Practical French Religion Religion: Christian Origins Renaissance Studies (J) Russian Literature in Translation Semiotics and Communication Studies (J) Sexual Diversity Studies (J) Slavic Languages and Cultures: Czech and Slovak Slavic Languages and Cultures: Polish Slavic Languages and Cultures: Russian

Indigenous Studies (J)

Cinema Studies

Creative Expression and Society (J)


Hungarian Studies

Christianity and Education

Contemporary Asian Studies, Dr. David Chu Program in (J)


History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

Christianity and Culture

Cognitive Science

Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations


Celtic Studies

(Rec. Math)

Jointly listed under both Humanities and Social Sciences

Music with Ensemble Option

Health Studies (J)

Caribbean Studies (J)



Italian Culture and Communication Studies Jewish Studies Latin Latin American Studies (J) Linguistics Literature and Critical Theory Literature and Critical Theory: Comparative Literature Stream

Subject(s) Required in Addition to English

Audition Required

Music History and Culture


Canadian Studies (J)



German Studies in English

Business German


Medieval Studies

Environmental Ethics (J) Equity Studies (J)

German Studies

Buddhist Studies


Material Culture (J)


French Language and French Linguistics French Language and Literature French Language Learning French Studies

Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health

Any senior-level math

Education and Society (J)

Asian Canadian Studies

Book and Media Studies



East Asian Studies (J)

Finnish Studies

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Literature and Critical Theory: Cultural Theory Stream

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Art History Asian Literatures and Cultures (offered jointly with the National University of Singapore)

Calculus and Vectors



European Studies (J) European Union Studies (J)

American Studies (J)



Subject(s) Required in Addition to English

Ethics, Society, and Law (J) African Studies (J)


(Rec. Math)

Slavic Languages and Cultures: South Slavic Slavic Languages and Cultures: Ukranian Slavic Languages and Cultures (comparative program) South Asian Studies (J) Spanish Visual Studies Minor Women and Gender Studies (J) Writing and Rhetoric Yiddish Studies

Audition Required

Life Sciences (H.B.Sc.)


Subject(s) Required in Addition to English

Physical and Mathematical Sciences (H.B.Sc.)


Social Sciences (H.B.Sc.) African Studies (J) American Studies (J) Anthropology: General Anthropology: Society, Culture and Language Archaeology

Animal Physiology

C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)

Anthropology: Evolutionary

C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)

Biochemistry Biodiversity and Conservation Biology Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Biological Chemistry

C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)

Actuarial Science


C, Bio

Applied Mathematics

C (Rec. Ph)

C, Bio, Ch

Astronomy and Astrophysics

C (Rec. Ph)

C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)

Astronomy and Physics

C, Ph

Biological Physics

C, Bio, Ch, Ph

Chemical Physics

C, Ch (Rec. Ph)


C, Bio, Ch (Ch not Req’d for minor)


C, Ch (Rec. Ph)

Biology (offered jointly with the National University of Singapore)

Cognitive Science


C, Bio

Earth and Environmental Systems

C, Ch (Rec. Ph, Bio)

Biomedical Toxicology

C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)

Cell and Molecular Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

C, Bio, Ch, Ph (Ph rec not Req’d for major)

Economics and Mathematics


Financial Economics



C, Ch (Rec. Ph, Bio)

Environment and Behaviour

C (Rec. Bio)


C, Ch, Ph

Environment and Energy

C, Ch (Rec. Ph)


C, Ch (Rec. Ph, Bio)

Environment and Health

C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)

Materials Science

C, Bio, Ch, Ph

Environment and Toxicology

C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)

Mathematical Applications in Economics and Finance


Environmental Biology

C, Bio, Ch (Ch not Req’d for minor)



Environmental Chemistry

C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)

C, Ph

Environmental Geosciences

C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)

Mathematics and Its Applications: Physical Science

Environmental Science

C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)


Forest Biomaterials Science

Mathematics and Its Applications: Teaching

Equity Studies (J) Ethics, Society, and Law (J) European Studies (J)

Genome Biology

C, Bio (Rec. Ch) C, Bio (Rec. Ch) C, Bio, Ch

Mathematics and Its Applications: Probability/ Statistics


Human Biology

C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)

Human Biology: Fundamental Genetics and its Applications

Mathematics and Philosophy

European Union Studies (J)


C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)

Mathematics and Physics

C, Ph

Human Biology: Global Health

C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)

Nanoscience (offered jointly with the National University of Singapore)

Forest Conservation Geographic Information Systems Health Studies (J)

C, Ch, Ph


C, Ph

Physics and Philosophy

C, Ph

Planetary Science

C, Ch, Ph



Statistical Science: Theory and Methods


Statistical Science: Methods and Practices


Synthetic and Catalytic Chemistry

C, Ch (Rec. Ph)

Forest Conservation Science

Human Biology: Health and Disease Human Biology: Neuroscience Immunology Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

C, Bio, Ch

C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph) C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph) C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph) C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)

Nutritional Sciences

C, Bio, Ch


C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

C, Bio, Ch, Ph


C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)

Pharmacology and Biomedical Toxicology

C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)

Physical and Environmental Geography

C (Rec. Ch, Bio, Ph)


C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)


C, Bio (Rec. Ch, Ph)

Psychology Research

C, Bio (Rec. Ch or Ph)

Subject(s) Required in Addition to English

Asian Geographies (offered jointly with the National University of Singapore)

Canadian Studies (J) Caribbean Studies (J) Contemporary Asian Studies (J) Creative Expression and Society (J) Criminology and Sociolegal Studies East Asian Studies (J) Economics


Education and Society (J) Environmental Anthropology Environmental Economics Environmental Ethics (J) Environmental Geography Environmental Studies



Human Geography Indigenous Studies (J) Industrial Relations and Human Resources International Relations (J) Material Culture (J) Peace, Conflict and Justice Political Science Public Policy Renaissance Studies (J) Semiotics and Communication Studies (J)



Finance and Economics




(Rec. Math)

Latin American Studies (J)

Science and Society

Rotman Commerce (BCom)

(Rec. Math)

Sexual Diversity Studies (J)

Sociology South Asian Studies (J)


Faculty of Arts & Science

Subject(s) Required in Addition to English

Urban Studies Women and Gender Studies (J)



Guide to Arts & Science 2020

Ready to Apply?


Learn more about how we consider applicants for admission to first year.

Admission Requirements for Ontario Secondary Students

Students must complete the following to be considered for admission into Arts & Science: • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent • Six Grade 12 U/M courses, including English Admission Category

Required Courses

Approximate Admission Range

Recommended Range for Required Courses

Supplemental Application

Computer Science

English, Calculus *

Low 90s

English – mid to high 80s Calculus – mid to high 80s




Low to mid 80s

English – low to mid 80s

Life Sciences

English, Calculus *

Low to mid 80s

English – low to mid 80s Calculus – low to mid 80s

Physical and Mathematical Sciences

English, Calculus *

Low to mid 80s

English – mid to high 70s Calculus – low to mid 80s

Rotman Commerce

English, Calculus *

Mid to high 80s

English – low to mid 80s Calculus – mid to high 80s

Social Sciences


Low to mid 80s

English – low to mid 80s


* While we look at your overall average, we also consider individual course grades for required courses. Admission Requirements for Students from Other Provinces & Countries

Students outside of Ontario must complete a secondary school diploma or equivalent plus the required seniorlevel high school courses for each admission category. For more information about course equivalencies, please see the U of T Future Students website.

Program-Specific Requirements

Depending on the academic program you plan to apply to at the end of your first year, you will need to meet additional program-specific requirements in order to prepare for the required first-year courses. These requirements are outlined in the charts on page 24 and 25. Browse complete program descriptions on the Arts & Science 2019-20 academic calendar website. Program Types & Combinations

Courses in Arts & Science are worth either 0.5 credits (one semester) or 1.0 credits (full year). To receive your degree you will complete 20 credits in a variety of subjects. You will apply to your program of study at the end of first year and each program is offered as one or several of the following types:

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• Specialist — represents 10–14 of your total credits. • Major — represents 6–8 of your total credits. • Minor — represents 4 of your total credits. In order to graduate, you will choose a minimum of one of the following combinations of program types: • One Specialist: focus your learning on one concentrated area. • Two Majors: combine two areas of interest to develop a unique perspective. • One Major + Two Minors: build a diverse academic record while studying many areas of interest. 26

Find about more about programs at


Although the final date to submit your application is January 15, 2020, we strongly encourage you not to wait until the deadline to apply. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and spaces in some admission categories fill quickly.

Here are a few important dates and deadlines to help guide you through the application process. You will receive more detailed instructions after you receive your offer of admission to further assist you in fulfilling all your requirements.

APPLY ONLINE November 7: Recommended for Students Outside Ontario January 15: Final for Students in and Outside Ontario

You can submit your applications through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), starting in early October. We encourage you to submit your application and any required documents as soon as possible. Spaces are filled on an ongoing basis and many admission categories fill quickly. You will also be required to select your college preference during the application process. Do your research to find out which colleges may be the right fit for you.


SUBMIT YOUR SUPPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTS November 15: Recommended for Students Outside Ontario February 1: Final for Students in and Outside Ontario

Submit your supplementary documents before February 1, 2020. Find deadlines for transcripts, English facility test scores, and Rotman Commerce/ Computer Science supplemental applications on the University of Toronto Future Students website. Some colleges also require supplementary applications. important-applicationdates



Residence is guaranteed for all new full-time undergraduate students who are entering university for the first time and accept an offer of admission before June 1, 2020. To secure the guarantee, you must complete the MyRes application by March 31, 2020 and follow the required steps you will receive with your offer of admission to the University.


ACCEPT YOUR OFFER May 1: Students Outside Ontario June 1: Ontario Students

Congratulations! Follow the instructions in your offer package to accept your offer of admission by the deadline and check the Join U of T Portal to make sure your acceptance has been received. Faculty of Arts & Science

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Guide to Arts & Science 2020

Financial Planning

PLANNING YOUR FINANCES The cost of a university education is a combination of both tuition fees and living expenses. To see a breakdown of the various costs you may need to budget, use the Financial Planning Calculator at

2019–2020 in Canadian Dollars (CAD) Domestic Tuition Maximum Incidental and Ancillary Fees

$6,100 see chart below

International Tuition


Maximum Incidental and Ancillary Fees

see chart below

University Health Insurance Program (UHIP)


Complete tuition and fee information is available at Note: Tuition is subject to change each academic year, and fees for 2020–2021 are

pending approval by Governing Council in April 2020. Mandatory UHIP fees listed above are approximate and based on the previous academic year. To find out more, visit Rotman Commerce, Computer Science, Data Science, and Bioinformatics programs:

Tuition for these deregulated programs is higher after first year. See for more information. Arts & Science Maximum Incidental & Ancillary Fees (Depending on College) College


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$1,691.92 $1,539.86

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Scholarships & Financial Aid

Financial Aid Guarantee

There are many ways to support your financial needs.

The U of  T Advance Planning for Students program (UTAPS) — open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons studying full-time — guarantees that financial circumstances will not prevent you from attending and completing your studies.

For more information visit Entrance Scholarships

Entrance scholarships are offered by the University, Faculty of Arts & Science and your college: • University Scholarships:

U of  T is one of Toronto’s top employers. There are many Work Study positions available to provide you with an opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills through paid work on campus.

• Arts & Science Scholarships:

Working Off-Campus

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• College Scholarships:


Working On-Campus

In-Course Scholarships

If you excel in your program of study, you are automatically considered at the end of your first, second and third year.

Being in the heart of Toronto means you are surrounded by job opportunities in business, recreation, retail, dining and tourism.

FYI Visit You are invited to visit the historic St. George campus, tour the colleges, classrooms and facilities, and explore the vibrant city of Toronto!

Fall Campus Day Saturday, October 26, 2019

Campus Tours Tours are offered year-round through the Office of Student Recruitment at the Nona Macdonald Visitors Centre, 25 King’s College Circle, Toronto. Visit for full details, registration and directions.

Online Events Join us for an online chat or video livestream. For more information visit

Contact Us Student Recruitment Office of the Faculty Registrar Faculty of Arts & Science 100 St. George Street Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G3 (416) 978 – 3384


Special Thanks Most of the photos in this Viewbook were taken by these talented students in the Faculty of Arts & Science: Jenna Liao Sonali Rosa Kumar Andrew An Jiayue Li Klara Vanzella Yang Sommyyah Awan Jemel Ganal Madeline Taylor

“We have stellar faculty, excellent facilities, strong alumni connections and a storied history. Above all, it’s my fellow students that have impressed me the most!� Kaleem Hawa, double major in international relations and global health

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U of T Arts & Science Viewbook 2020  

U of T Arts & Science Viewbook 2020