Academics

U of T doesn't do one-size-fits all. Our variety and depth of academic options means you can find the right programs to suit your unique interests, while learning from professors who are leaders in their fields.

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Programs of study

We offer over 700 undergraduate and 200 graduate programs at U of T. Drawing from our top-ranked research faculty, you’ll have the opportunity to learn the latest developments in whatever you study. So whether you are interested in engineering the next breakthrough technology or uncovering the history of renaissance art or analyzing how urban politics creates food deserts, you can find it here.

Faculties and academic units

Our faculties and divisions provide a home to academic programs. The university is broken down even further into departments, colleges, and centres & institutes, which support an important part of the smaller learning community experience for our students.

Beyond degree programs

U of T provides more than just degree programs. We are committed to providing access to education for anyone who wants to learn fundamentals and upgrade their skills.

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What Our Faculty Are Up To

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U of T's new self-paced Introduction to Computer Programming: How did students do?

Instructors of a new self-paced version of Introduction to Computer Programming found that three weeks before the end of classes, about half of the students enrolled were halfway through the course and none had accelerated ahead to finish the course early.  

“It’s interesting because we’ve had a couple of comments that a lack of deadlines has meant that they had trouble focusing on the material because they didn’t have a deadline looming,” said Paul Gries, an associate professor, teaching stream of computer science at the University of Toronto.

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Introducing U of T's new Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

Two distinguished fields of study at the University of Toronto are joining together into one school, reinforcing the university’s position as a leader in global affairs and public policy – areas that in today’s changing geopolitical realities increasingly see overlap and share an agenda.

U of T’s School of Public Policy & Governance and the Munk School of Global Affairs will be merging into the newly named Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.

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Undergraduate students get rare chance to work with groundbreaking genetic engineering technique CRISPR

It’s a groundbreaking genetic engineering technique normally reserved for research labs, but this year more than 40 undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts & Science's human biology program had a chance to work hands-on with CRISPR, a research tool helping to revolutionize the field of molecular biology.

Often described as a word processor for DNA, CRISPR allows scientists to modify the genetic makeup of cells by adding, removing or changing sections of DNA – think cut and paste editing of an organism’s genetic sequence.