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 summer course explores contributing factors to mass shootings

While the University of Toronto’s Jooyoung Lee was teaching an American studies course on gun violence last June, the world was marking one year since the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla. The tragedy, in which 49 people were killed and more than 50 others were wounded, was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history at the time.

The record was broken just months later, however, when a gunman opened fire at a crowded music festival in Las Vegas, leaving 58 dead and hundreds injured.

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U of T students help develop new ways to find dead bodies

Six years ago, 24 pigs and other miscellaneous items were buried in a farmer's field near Toronto – setting up an experiment to figure out the best methods to locate buried murder victims and the items associated with foul play.

For the next five years, teams of undergraduate students in the department of Earth sciences measured changes in the soil around the objects over time and through the four seasons. Pigs wrapped in fabric are effective stand-ins for humans because they decompose much like people do and are of similar sizes.

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Initiatives from School of Cities will bring together experts from U of T, all over the world to solve urban challenges

The University of Toronto’s just-announced School of Cities already has some ambitious projects underway and big plans in the pipeline as it looks to change the way urban centres around the world are studied and understood.