Welcome to the Faculty of Arts & Science!

Now that you have accepted your offer, your next step to becoming a student in the Faculty of Arts & Science is to prepare for course enrolment, which will begin in July. This page consists of the first part of an academic orientation to provide you with some important dates and updates for the 2017-18 Fall/Winter session. Please refer to this page and the 2017-18 course selection materials - Calendar and Registration Instructions & Timetable - for information relating to the upcoming session. In the second part of the academic orientation, which is from 2016-17, you will learn more about degree requirements and what you need to know and do to complete your registration.

Calendar

The academic Calendar is your comprehensive guide to the program and course offerings, as well as rules & regulations in the Faculty of Arts & Science. The Calendar has had a makeover this year, complete with a new look and new features. Check it out here: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca!

Under the Curriculum menu on the left, click Program Areas to find the subject area(s) you are interested in. Each program area page has a complete listing and descriptions of the programs and courses offered by that Department. Use this information to choose your courses for your first year.

Although you don't have to enrol in programs of study until you finish your fourth credit, your course selection in first year should be based on the requirements of the programs that you ultimately want to pursue. The following are examples of program listings in the 2017-18 Calendar. These are just a few of the over 300 programs offered in Arts & Science. Take a look and see if you can determine which first year courses are needed in each program. Refer to the Guide to Program & Course Descriptions for an explanation of terms used in the Calendar.

Choose your admission category

Pick a category to see a sample program description from the 2017-18 Calendar.

NOTE: In the program and course descriptions:

For example, in the Astronomy & Physics Specialist, the first-year required courses are given as:
MAT137Y1/​MAT157Y1, MAT223H1/​MAT240H1; PHY151H1, PHY152H1

This means that students must take:

The above totals 2.5 credits.

Computer Science Specialist (Science program) [from 2017-18 Calendar]

Enrolment Requirements:
This is a limited enrolment program (Type 2L) that can only accommodate a certain number of students. Eligibility is based on the following criteria:

A. Completion of at least 4.0 FCEs including CSC148H1 (with a minimum grade of 70%) and CSC165H1/​CSC240H1 (with a minimum grade of 70%), AND

B. An average of the grades in CSC148H1/​CSC207H1 and CSC165H1/​CSC236H1/​CSC240H1 that meets the department's annual cutoff. When more than one course has been completed from a list of alternatives, the higher grades will be used. Also, CSC240H1 grades will be adjusted to account for the course's greater difficulty. Finally, note that the cutoff changes from year to year, depending on the current capacity of the program and the pool of applicants. For more information, including historical data, please visit http://web.cs.toronto.edu/program/ugrad/admission.htm.

Note that students admitted to the program after second or third year will be required to pay retroactive program fees.

Completion Requirements:
(12.0 full course equivalents [FCEs], including at least 1.5 FCEs at the 400-level)

First year (2.5 FCEs):
1. (CSC108H1, CSC148H1)/CSC150H1, CSC165H1/​CSC240H1; (MAT135H1, MAT136H1)/MAT137Y1/​MAT157Y1

History Major (Arts program) [from 2017-18 Calendar]

Enrolment Requirements:
This is a limited enrolment POSt that can only accommodate a limited number of students. Eligibility will be based on a student's mark(s) in the required course(s). The precise mark thresholds outlined below are an estimate of what will be required in the coming POSt admission cycle. Achieving those mark(s) does not necessarily guarantee admission to the POSt in any given year.

Required courses: 1.0 HIS FCE at the 100-level, with a final mark of at least 60%.

Completion Requirements:
(7 full courses or their equivalent)

First Year: 1.0 HIS FCE at the 100-level; in addition, students may take 1.0 HIS FCE at the 200-level.

Biochemistry Major (Science program) [from 2017-18 Calendar]

Enrolment Requirements:
This is a limited enrolment program that can only accommodate a limited number of students. Eligibility will be competitive and based on a student's marks in the 3.0 required first-year courses:

First Year

(BIO120H1, BIO130H1); (CHM135H1, CHM136H1)/(CHM138H1, CHM139H1)/CHM151Y1; (MAT135H1, MAT136H1)/MAT137Y1/​MAT157Y1 with an average of at least 70% in these 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a final mark of at least 60% in each course.

Actuarial Science Specialist (Science program) [from 2017-18 Calendar]

Enrolment Requirements:
This is a limited enrolment program. All students who request the program and obtain at least the specified mark(s) in the required course(s) will be eligible to enrol. Courses required in either the major or specialist programs in actuarial science may not be taken as CR/NCR.

In order to enrol into the Actuarial Science Specialist program, the following courses must be completed: MAT137Y1 with a final mark of at least 65%%, and ECO101H1 + ECO102H1 both with a final mark of at least 70%%, and ACT240H1 and ACT245H1 and ACT247H1 with a final mark of at least 70% in each course. Students will usually enrol into the Actuarial Science Major program after completion of MAT137Y1 and ECO101H1 + ECO102H1, and then they will enrol into the Specialist program after the completion of ACT240H1, ACT245H2 and ACT247H1. Once these requirements are met by a student, the student will be eligible to enroll in the Actuarial Science Specialist Program. Note that the Mathematics Department enforces MAT223H/MAT240H as a prerequisite for MAT237Y.

Completion Requirements: (12.5 courses)
This program is designed to prepare a student for professional work as an actuary, and more generally in the financial risk management industry.

First Year:

  1. ECO101H1 (70%), ECO102H1 (70%)
  2. MAT137Y1 (65%)/MAT157Y1
  3. MAT223H1/​MAT240H1 (should be taken in first year, enforced as a prereq for MAT237Y)
  4. CSC108H1/​CSC120H1/​CSC121H1/​CSC148H1

STA130H1 is strongly recommended.

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Management Specialist (B.Com.) [from 2017-18 Calendar]

First Year Rotman Commerce Students Admitted with the Rotman Commerce Guarantee:
Students admitted with the Rotman Commerce Admission Guarantee will be invited to enroll in their Specialist after first-year, provided that the following requirements have been met:

Complete RSM100H/RSM100Y Introduction to Management with a final mark of at least 67%
Complete ECO101H1 Principles of Microeconomics with a final mark of at least 63% AND ECO102H1 Principles of Macroeconomics with a final mark of at least 63% or
Complete ECO100Y Introduction to Economics with a final mark of 67%
Complete MAT133Y Calculus and Linear Algebra for Commerce with a final mark of at least 63%, or
MAT135H1 with a final mark of at least 60% AND MAT136H1 with a final mark of at least 60%, or
MAT137Y1 with a final mark of at least 55%, or
MAT157Y1 with a final mark of at least 55%.
Accumulate a minimum of 4.0 credits
Completion Requirements:
(12.0-12.5 full courses or their equivalent out of 20 courses, for a BCom)

First Year:

  1. (ECO101H1, ECO102H1)/ECO100Y1, RSM100H1/​MGT100H1/​RSM100Y1
  2. MAT133Y1/​(MAT135H1, MAT136H1)/MAT137Y1/​MAT157Y1
  3. Students who began in September 2016 and after are strongly encouraged to take RSM219H1, RSM230H1 and RSM250H1 in their first year of study
  4. Students are encouraged to take one course towards the Breadth Requirement (above) in First Year

Political Science Major (Arts program) [from 2017-18 Calendar]

Enrolment Requirements:
This is a limited enrolment program. All students who request the program and obtain at least the specified mark(s) in the required course(s) will be eligible to enrol.

Required courses:

i) Applying after first year (or four full courses or the equivalent):

A final mark of at least 67% in POL 101Y or POL 200Y or one full POL course or the equivalent in half courses.

ii) Applying after second year (or eight courses or the equivalent):

A final mark of at least 70% in any two full POL courses or the equivalent in half courses.

Completion Requirements:
(7 POL full courses or the equivalent in half courses. Of these, 1.5 full course equivalents must be 300+ series courses and 0.5 must be a 400- series. Only 1.0 POL 100-level course will be counted towards the POL program.)

First Year:

POL101Y1

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Registration Instructions & Timetable

The Registration Instructions walk you through the course enrolment and fee payment processes. Review these instructions in full and follow the steps to registration. The web Timetable contains course offering information such as the date, time, and location of courses, as well as enrolment controls.

Important Registration Dates for 2017-18

*If you were admitted to Year 2 or higher, check your enrolment dates in the Registration Instructions.

For more important dates: 2017 Fall | 2018 Winter

Proceed to the 2016-17 Academic Orientation Session
[Important Note: this presentation contains information relevant to the 2016-17 academic year. For 2017-18 updates, please see above.]