Admission Categories

With more than 330 academic program choices, our programs are categorized into six admission categories.

Students applying to the Faculty of Arts & Science must choose one admission category on their application, identifying the area of study they want to pursue.  At the end of first year, students choose a program of study, or a combination of programs from different categories.

Check out the full list of 330+ undergraduate programs or browse programs by admission category below.


The admission categories are: 

  • Computer Science
    Students in computer science will learn how to design software, develop computer applications such as databases and graphics and investigate mathematical problems. They will train to meet an increasing demand for graduates with scientific knowledge and creative skills to excel in the industry. A computer science degree will introduce students to tomorrow's technological world. 

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  • Humanities
    Students in the humanities study all aspects of human culture, including language, literature, history, philosophy, fine art, architecture, cinema, classics, culture, religion, drama and music. From ancient Egypt to post-colonial literature, from languages to the civilizations of Asia, a wide variety of courses and programs in the humanities provide students with the knowledge, intellectual skills and habits of thought indispensable to a modern education.

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  • Life Sciences
    Life sciences students will learn to apply methods of scientific inquiry to study the laws and processes of living matter. The study of life sciences helps students to understand and analyze the behaviour of the human body and those of other organisms. It prepares students for ethical, social and political questions arising from our increasing ability to protect the delicate and complex ecological balance that sustains the world.

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  • Physical and Mathematical Sciences
    Students in physical and mathematical sciences investigate the natural laws and processes of non-living matter. From the high-tech world of quantum optics and biophysics to the intricate problems of black holes and chaotic dynamics, our programs will introduce you to the research and issues that impact the world around us.

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  • Rotman Commerce
    Rotman commerce students will benefit from an innovative and integrative curriculum that presents a global perspective for an enriched professional undergraduate experience. Students will take career-oriented courses across one of three specialist options - Accounting, Finance & Economics, or Management - as well as a wide selection of courses in the arts and sciences. The balance assures graduates have a solid understanding of business and modern society along with critical and analytical skills for effective decision-making and organizational leadership.

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  • Social Sciences
    Social sciences students will explore issues that involve the inter-relationship between the individual, society and the environment. For example, they will look at how revolutions start and explore the relationship between the environment and the economy. 

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