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 44 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 — as is the case with the Physics and Philosophy Specialist, or our new minor in Digital Humanities, supported by many departments.

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