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, Management and Organizational Studies (formerly Administrative and Commercial Studies), Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies
Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary
American Studies, Childhood and Social Institutions (formerly Childhood and Family Relations), Dance, Education, Family Studies, Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies, Centre for Global Studies (formerly International and Comparative Studies; Modern Eastern Civilizations), Kinesiology, Linguistics, Media and the Public Interest, Media, Information and Technoculture, Nursing, Rehabilitation Sciences, Social Justice and Peace Studies*
Business Administration, Foods and Nutrition, Human Ecology, Law, Music, Social Work, Thanatology
Arts and Humanities
Classical Studies, Comparative Literature and Culture, Film Studies, Italian Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Speech, Theological Studies, Visual Arts History, Visual Arts Studio, Women's Studies, Writing**
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, 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, Software Engineering
Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Medical Biophysics, Medical Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology, Pathology and Toxicology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Physiology
Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Astronomy, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, Differential Equations, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, History of Science, Linear Algebra, Mathematics, Physics, Planetary Science, Statistical Sciences
Communication Sciences and Disorders
*Students who completed Childhood and Family Relations, International and Comparative Studies, and Linguistics prior to September 1, 2007 are permitted to graduate with these courses recognized as Category B.
** Writing courses restricted to English as a Second Language students (e.g., Writing 0001F/G, 0002F/G, 1021F/G, 1022F/G) do not qualify as Category B courses.
Breadth Requirements for Graduation
Departments and Programs offering upper-year courses also are assigned to only one of the three Categories. At least 1.0 course must be chosen from each of the three categories in the lists shown under “Breadth Requirements for First Year” shown above.
Structure of the Degree SR.07-064
Breadth Requirements for Bachelor Degrees SR.09-99