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University of Toronto Faculty of Arts and Science

University of Toronto Faculty of Arts and Science
The Sidney Smith Hall, the central ArtSci Faculty building
Type Faculty
Academic affiliation Division of the University of Toronto
Dean David Cameron
Academic staff 930
Admin. staff


  • 560 administrative and technical staff
  • 260 sessional lecturers
  • 2,400 teaching assistants, course instructors and postdoctoral fellows


  • 21,666 full-time
  • 4,065 part-time
Postgraduates 3,685
Location University of Toronto

The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto (U of T) is one of Canada's largest and most prestigious arts and science teaching and research institutions. With almost 22,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students, Arts and Science represents over half the student population on the downtown campus. Overall, 73 per cent of the university's undergraduates and one third of graduates pursue degrees in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. It is home to 800 professors who teach some 2,000 courses arranged in 300 undergraduate and 70 graduate programs hosted by 29 departments, 16 centres and institutes, and seven colleges. Along with a dedicated administrative and technical staff of more than 400, the Faculty is among the most comprehensive in North America. The faculty's Department of Economics has been placed 23rd (1995–99)[1] and 18th (2004–08)[2] by the world rankings and is the strongest Economics faculty in Canada. The Department of Philosophy ranked 15th overall in the English-speaking world and 1st in Canada in the Philosophical Gourmet Report.[3] The Department of Sociology ranks among the top 10 in North America. In the 2010 Academic Ranking of World Universities, the Department of Computer Science placed first overall in Canada, and ranked 10th worldwide.[4]

The Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Office of the Faculty Registrar are located at Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George Street). The building is designated as the central building of the Faculty of Arts and Science.

For the 2012-2013 entrance year, Arts had an entry average of 86.6% and Science had an entry average of 88.8%. Commerce had an entry average of 91.7%.[5][6] For professional and graduate studies, admission is competitive. For 2011-2012, programs such as public policy and global affairs accept about one-tenth of applicants, though they do not have standardized admissions test requirements. Doctoral-stream master's programs had an acceptance rate of 29.6%, while doctoral programs admitted 21.5% of applicants.[7]


  • Academic units 1
    • Departments 1.1
    • Centres and Institutes 1.2
      • Centres within the Munk School of Global Affairs 1.2.1
  • External links 2
  • References 3

Academic units


  • Anthropology
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Botany
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell and Systems Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Cinema Studies
  • Classics
  • Rotman Commerce (formerly Commerce, administered jointly with the Rotman School of Management)
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Drama
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Economics
  • English
  • Fine Art
  • French
  • Geography and Program in Planning
  • Geology
  • German
  • History
  • Italian
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • MMF, Master of Mathematical Finance
  • Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • The Study of Religion
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Studies
  • Spanish and Portuguese
  • Statistics and Actuarial Science

Centres and Institutes

  • Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives
  • Centre for Comparative Literature
  • Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies
  • Centre for Environment
  • Centre for Ethics
  • Centre for Global Change Science
  • Centre for Medieval Studies
  • Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Control
  • Humanities Centre
  • Institute for Optical Sciences
  • Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • The Women and Gender Studies Institute

Centres within the Munk School of Global Affairs

This is a list of academic research centres within the Munk School of Global Affairs in the University of Trinity College in the University of Toronto. These centres are often collaborations of several fields and departments of study at the University.

  • Asian Institute (AI)
  • Boreal Institute
  • Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES)
  • Centre for International Studies (CIS)
  • Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS)
  • Centre for the Study of Korea (CSK)
  • Centre for the Study of the United States (CSUS)
  • Citizen Lab
  • European Union Centre for Excellence (EUCE)
  • Global Cities Program, Centre for International Studies
  • Munk Centre for International Studies (MCIS)
  • School of Global Affairs (SGA)
  • Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS)

External links

  • Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Self-archived publications available on T-Space
  • The papers of noted Historian Carl Berger, who worked at the University of Toronto's Department of History from 1966 to 2003, are held at the University of Toronto Archives and Record Management Services.
  • The University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services holds the archival papers of several faculty professors including Alexander Brady, Professor in the Department of Political Economy for fifty years, Scott M. Eddie, professor in the Department of Economics for fifty years, Bruce Falls, Professor in the Department of Zoology from 1954 to 1989, John Ferguson Flinn, Professor in the Department of French at University College from 1959 to 1986, H. Donald Forbes, Professor in the Department of Political Economy from 1969,Antonio Franceschetti, Professor in the Department of Italian Studies, William Henry Fraser, Professor of Italian and Spanish (1880s-1917), Melvyn A. Fuss, Professor in the Department of Economics (1972-2005), James E. Guillet, Professor in the Department of Chemistry (1963-1991), James Nairn Patterson Hume, Professor in the Department of Physics (1951) and Professor of Computer Science(1963-1997), James T. Lemon, Professor in the Department of Geography (1962-1994, Kenneth G. McNeill, Emeritus Professor in Physics (1957-1993), Humphrey Newton Milnes, Professor and Chair of the Department of German (1951-1967), and Harold I. Nelson, Professor Emeritus (1949-1984)].


  1. ^ Ranking of academic journals and institutions in economics
  2. ^ The Tilburg University top 100 worldwide economics schools research ranking based on research contribution 2004–2008
  3. ^ The Philosophical Gourmet Report 2009
  4. ^ ARWU Subject 2010 Computer Science
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