Our programs feature breadth and depth
U of T Scarborough offers many dynamic paths to success. From our very inception, we’ve known the value of combining academic learning with hands-on experience. As one of the first universities in Canada to offer co-operative learning, we’ve always sought out the best and most innovative ways to help you succeed.
With more than 250 program options and over 1,150 courses offered annually, your hardest choice will be deciding what to learn first. Our programs are grouped into admission categories, as seen below.
Green Path applicants can be admitted to any program at U of T Scarborough, with the exception of Paramedicine, which is open to domestic students only. At the time of your application, you select the admissions category only. You will declare your specific program by the end of your first year.
Your U of T Degree
A University of Toronto degree is designed to be comprehensive and provide you with a broad skillset. A degree is a combination of program requirements and degree requirements, including electives and breadth requirements to develop your knowledge within a range of disciplines. It ensures that you gain strong numeracy and literacy skills that are marketable and transferable across a multitude of employment fields. To be eligible for graduation, you must complete a minimum of 20.0 credits comprising your degree and program requirements, earning a minimum required CGPA.
Programs and Program Combinations
A program is a collection of courses focusing on a specific subject area. When you are nearing completion of your first 4.0 credits (or your first year of study), you must declare your program(s) of study on ACORN. Note that transfer and IB credits will be counted towards the number of credits that determine your year of study.
There are three types of programs: a specialist, a major and a minor. Each program type indicates the level of concentration in a subject area, with a specialist having the highest focus on a topic and a minor having the least.
To complete your degree, select a program or a combination of programs that suits your academic interests. Your degree must be composed of one of the following in order to graduate:
- 1 specialist OR
- 2 majors OR
- 1 major and 2 minors
A specialist program provides you with an in-depth, focused, and sophisticated understanding of a subject area. Of the 20.0 credits that you will need to graduate, a specialist program can satisfy between 12.0 and 16.0 credits, depending on the program.
A major program provides you with a concentrated understanding of an academic field. Opting to complete a major gives you the opportunity to combine multiple programs across the Arts, Sciences or Economics for Management. It is not enough to study one major program; you will need to combine your major with an additional major program, or with two minors. Of the 20.0 credits that you will need to graduate, one major program can satisfy between 7.0 and 9.0 credits, depending on the program.
A minor program gives you the flexibility to diversify your academic portfolio and shape your degree based on what you love. It will introduce you to a subject area and allow you to augment skills that can be applied to other fields. Of the 20.0 credits that you will need to graduate, one minor program can satisfy between 4.0 and 5.0 credits.