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.
Things You Need to Know
OUAC Admission Code: TAH (Humanities)
Supplementary Application Form Required: No
Admission Prerequisites: English
Approximate Admission Range: Low to mid 80s
Admission Requirements by Curriculum:
- Ontario High School & Other Canadian Provinces
- US High School Admission Requirements
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Admission Requirements
- British Patterned Admission Requirements
- Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Admission Requirements
- Other International School Admission Requirements
Since you are admitted to the general Humanities admission category, during your first year you will not be enrolled in a specific program. This means that during your first year, you are able to explore a number of different areas of study. You apply to a program (e.g. major in international relations) at the end of your first year, and can combine programs outside of your own admission category, excluding programs in Rotman Commerce.
It is important to note that in addition to the courses required for admission into the Humanities admission category listed above (English), some programs of study may require you to take additional specific high school subjects in order to take specific courses in first year, or for entry into that program in second year.
Step 1: Search for your desired program of study (e.g. international relations) in the table below
Step 2: Find the high school subject prerequisites for your desired program of study listed under Subject(s) Required in Addition to English
Step 3: These prerequisites subjects allow you to enroll in introductory first year courses needed for your program of study selection at the end of first year. You can find these courses listed under Program Area in the Academic Calendar
With over 80 programs of study to choose from, Humanities offers a whole world of history, art and culture for you to discover. Start exploring our programs below.
J: This program of study falls within both the Humanities and Social Sciences admission categories. This means that on your application, you can apply to either the Humanities or the Social Sciences admission category
Meet Faculty and Students
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Follow your curiosity
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Discover the World Beyond the Textbook
You’ll have opportunities to fully immerse yourself in your studies, whether it’s travelling the world through the International/Indigenous Course Module Programor getting hands-on learning experience during a Summer Abroad. From exploring Italian culture in Tuscany to learning Shakespeare in England to participating in an archaeological dig in Georgia, the world is truly yours to discover as a Humanities student.
World Class Teachers and Programs
From the #1 ranked history department in Canada to one of the most established cinema studies programs in North America, you’ll have access to world-renowned programs. What’s more, you’ll be learning from the best and brightest in their fields, including three Nobel Laureates and two Nobel Peace Prize recipients.
Exciting Career Opportunities
Humanities graduates go on to embark on all sorts of fulfilling careers. The arts, communications, education and law are just some of the fields a humanities education will prepare you to enter. Discover more using the Career Navigator.