First-Year Foundations Ones Programs

All seven colleges in the Faculty of Arts & Science and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy offer distinctive first-year programs that build community, foster critical thinking and writing skills and develop intellectual independence. First-Year Foundations Ones Programs enable you to explore your interests, engage with community and experience the extraordinary in a small seminar setting.

The Ones typically combine one or more small-group, theme-based courses with co-curricular events (e.g. guest lectures) and experiential learning opportunities. Newly admitted first-year students in the Faculty of Arts & Science, regardless of college affiliation, are eligible for admission to these programs. Visit the Academic Calendar to see a list of the First-Year Foundations Ones courses.

Please note: Munk One, Trinity One, SMC One and Vic One require an application, while students enrol in Innis One, New One, Woodsworth One and UC One during July course selection. See below for application deadlines and to learn more about the Ones program that interests you. 

  • Eligibility: Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George) newly admitted first-year, full-time students
  • Enrol during July course selection
  • Contact: programs.innis@utoronto.ca

For more information, visit Innis One: The Creative City

  • Eligibility: Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George) newly admitted first-year, full-time students
  • Application procedure: Apply online with a statement on a global problem and an innovation
  • Contact: munk.one@utoronto.ca

For more information, visit Munk One

  • Eligibility: Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George) newly admitted first-year, full-time students
  • Enrol during July course selection
  • Contact: new.one@utoronto.ca

More information, visit New One: Learning Without Borders

Three seminars are offered through the SMC One:

  1. SMC One: The Gilson Seminar in Faith and Ideas

  2. SMC One: The McLuhan Seminar in Creativity and Technology

  3. SMC One: The Boyle Seminar in Scripts and Stories

  • Eligibility: Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George) newly admitted first-year, full-time students
  • Application procedure: online application with a supplementary short essay question and personal statement
  • Contact Michael Czobit: michael.czobit@utoronto.ca
  • Eligibility: Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George) newly admitted first-year, full-time students. Biomedical Health is limited to science students. All others are open to any entering student. 
  • Application procedure: online application with brief essay
  • Contact: trinityone@trinity.utoronto.ca

More information, visit Trinity One

More information, visit UC One: Engaging Toronto

  • Eligibility: Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George) applicants
  • Application Procedure: Extracurricular activity history, a brief essay and a brief personal statement
  • Contact: Lylah Khan vic.one@utoronto.ca

More information, visit Vic One

  • Eligibility: Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George) newly admitted first-year, full-time students
  • Enrol during July course selection
  • For questions, contact: one.wdw@utoronto.ca

More information, visit Woodsworth One

 

Rebekah Robinson, Arts & Science student

Most of my classes were 500 plus people in larger venues. So it was really cool to be able to work with students one-on-one and to know my professor as well. I was able to talk to her in office hours, and I felt like she actually knew who I was.

Portrait of student Alia Mohammed

Alia Mohammed, UC One Student 2014-15

The program has provided me with exceptional knowledge and skills required for entering a career in public health policy and management.

Portrait of student Marienka Bishop Kovac

Marienka Bishop Kovac, UC One Student 2014-15

This course made me fall in love with the city. Although I have lived in Toronto all my life, I feel like this course has changed my perspective and understanding of the city -- its social structures and historical past.