Students registering in general first-year programs must choose courses that fulfill the basic requirement of 5.0 courses numbered 1000-1999. The 5.0 courses must include at least four different subjects with no more than 2.0 courses in one subject. Additionally, students are subject to the Breadth Requirements outlined below. Students are encouraged to take an essay course in first year.
Except with Special Permission, a student must not register for a full program of senior courses (numbered 2000 - 4999) until the 5.0 courses of first year have been completed satisfactorily.
Students are responsible for choosing courses that fulfill the prerequisites for senior courses (numbered 2000 - 4999). Specific prerequisites are included in the individual course descriptions listed in the UNDERGRADUATE COURSE INFORMATION. If in doubt, students should seek appropriate counselling and consult directly with the department(s) concerned. Prospective first-year students should seek help in choosing courses during the Summer Academic Orientation.
Part-time students who have completed 1.0 first-year course are eligible to register in senior courses (numbered 2000 - 4999) for which they have completed the prerequisite(s). Part-time students who have a substantial background and interest in a particular subject area are eligible, on written recommendation of the Dean of their Faculty, to register in a senior course pertinent to that subject prior to the completion of a first-year course. All part-time students must successfully complete the 5.0 first-year courses within their first 10.0 courses attempted.
Breadth Requirements for First Year
First-year students must include 1.0 course from each of two of the three categories (A, B, and C) shown below.
Breadth Requirements for Graduation
At least 1.0 course must be chosen from each of the three categories (A, B, and C) shown below. Any outstanding breadth requirement not completed in first year must be completed prior to graduation. Note: Not all subjects listed below offer first-year courses.
Anthropology, Economics, Dimensions of Leadership, First Nations Studies, Geography, History, International Relations, Jewish Studies, Management and Organizational Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women’s Studies
Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary
American Studies, Canadian Studies, Childhood and Social Institutions, Dance, Disability Studies, Education, Family Studies, Global Studies, Governance, Leadership and Ethics (GLE), Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies, Kinesiology, Linguistics, Media and the Public Interest, Media, Information and Technoculture, Nursing, Rehabilitation Sciences, Social Justice and Peace Studies, Social Science, Transitional Justice.
Business Administration, Digital Communication, Foods and Nutrition, Human Ecology, Law, Music, Social Work, Thanatology.
Arts and Humanities
Arts and Humanities, Classical Studies, Comparative Literature and Culture, Digital Humanities, English, Film Studies, French Studies, Intercultural Communications, Italian Studies, Linguistics, Medieval Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Speech, Theatre Studies, Theological Studies, Visual Arts History, Visual Arts Studio, Western Thought and Civilization, Women's Studies, World Literatures and Cultures, Writing
Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Science, Green Process Engineering, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Mechatronic Systems Engineering, Software Engineering
Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Chemical Biology, Epidemiology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Medical Biophysics, Medical Health Informatics, Medical Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology, Neuroscience, One Health, Pathology, Pathology and Toxicology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Physiology and Pharmacology
Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Astronomy, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, Differential Equations, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, History of Science, Integrated Science, Linear Algebra, Materials Science, Mathematics, Physics, Planetary Science, Science, Statistical Sciences
Communication Sciences and Disorders, Financial Modelling