University of Toronto Faculty of Arts and Science

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Faculty of Arts and Science
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The Sidney Smith Hall, the central faculty building
AffiliationUniversity of Toronto
DeanDavid Cameron
Academic staff
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The Faculty of Arts and Science is a division of the University of Toronto (U of T) which offers arts and science teaching and research institutions. With almost 22,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students, Arts and Science represents over half the student population on the downtown campus.


The Faculty of Art and Science hosts 73 per cent of the university's undergraduates and one third of graduates who pursue degrees in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. The faculty has 800 professors who teach some 2,000 courses arranged in 300 undergraduate and 70 graduate programs hosted by 29 departments, 16 centres and institutes, and seven colleges. The Department of Economics has been previously ranked as one of the top 25 worldwide economics faculty rankings, placing 23rd and 18th during the years (1995–99)[1] and (2004–08)[2] respectively. The Department of Philosophy ranked 15th overall in the English-speaking world and 1st in Canada in the Philosophical Gourmet Report.[3] The Department of Sociology ranks among the top 10 in North America. In the 2010 Academic Ranking of World Universities, the Department of Computer Science placed first overall in Canada, and ranked 10th worldwide.[4]

For the 2012-2013 entrance year, Arts had an entry average of 86.6% and Science had an entry average of 88.8%. Commerce had an entry average of 91.7%.[5][6] For professional and graduate studies, admission is competitive. For 2011-2012, programs such as public policy and global affairs accept about one-tenth of applicants, though they do not have standardized admissions test requirements. Doctoral-stream master's programs had an acceptance rate of 29.6%, while doctoral programs admitted 21.5% of applicants.[7]

Academic units[edit]

The Faculty includes 29 departments, 7 colleges, and 45 interdisciplinary centres, institutes and programs.

Centres within the Munk School of Global Affairs[edit]

This is a list of academic research centres within the Munk School of Global Affairs in the University of Trinity College in the University of Toronto. These centres are often collaborations of several fields and departments of study at the University.

  • Asian Institute (AI)
  • Boreal Institute
  • Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES)
  • Centre for International Studies (CIS)
  • Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS)
  • Centre for the Study of Korea (CSK)
  • Centre for the Study of the United States (CSUS)
  • Citizen Lab
  • European Union Centre for Excellence (EUCE)
  • Global Cities Program, Centre for International Studies
  • Munk Centre for International Studies (MCIS)
  • Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
  • School of Global Affairs (SGA)
  • Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS)


  1. ^ "Ranking of academic journals and institutions in economics" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-08-21. Retrieved 2010-12-28. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ The Tilburg University top 100 worldwide economics schools research ranking based on research contribution 2004–2008
  3. ^ "The Philosophical Gourmet Report 2009". Archived from the original on 2010-08-13. Retrieved 2015-05-26. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ ARWU Subject 2010 Computer Science
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