Academic Units

The Faculty of Arts & Science is Canada’s largest and most research-intensive undergraduate and graduate enterprise, a vibrant intellectual community of students and scholars who are deeply committed to excellence, discovery and diversity. 

The Faculty comprises 29 departments, seven colleges and 43 interdisciplinary centres, schools and institutes, which not only provide academic offerings, but also a thriving community outside the classroom. This breadth allows us to develop new synergies, to address novel research opportunities and student interest in areas that cut across the sectors.

More than 300 undergraduate and 70 graduate programs are offered across the humanities, social sciences and sciences.



Centres, Institutes & Schools


College Programs

Two undergraduate students (a man and a woman) laugh together in front of Sidney Smith Hall

Innis College
Urban Studies
Writing & Rhetoric

New College
African Studies
Buddhism, Psychology & Mental Health
Caribbean Studies
Equity Studies

St. Michael's College
Book & Media Studies
Celtic Studies
Christianity & Culture
Medieval Studies

Trinity College
Ethics, Society & Law
International Relations

University College
Canadian Studies
Cognitive Science
Health Studies

Victoria College
Creative Expression & Society
Education & Society
Literature & Critical Theory
Material Culture
Renaissance Studies
Science & Society
Semiotics & Communication Studies

Woodsworth College
Digital Humanities


Free-Standing, Joint and Collaborative Programs