What will I learn?

Humanities is the study of culture. It involves history, art, literature, music, architecture, politics, food - all aspects that help to define and express a specific group of people. The study of the Humanities serves to challenge our common understanding of issues and events, and helps students to develop valuable critical, analytical and communications skills.

The Humanities program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies will introduce you to the major questions of life as you study issues of social, moral and aesthetic value. Drawing from literature, History, Philosophy, Religion, Fine Arts and popular culture courses, the Humanities program enables you to gain a greater self-understanding and appreciation of the diversity of human cultures and experiences. The program pays special attention to what is unique, particular and unpredictable in human experience.

You can combine studies in the Humanities with a related discipline such as History, Philosophy or Women's Studies, exploring complimentary historical, cultural and gender perspectives.

As a Humanities graduate, you will be valued by leaders of the high-tech industry for your:

  • creativity and broad-based skills;
  • ability to communicate, to sell, to relate and work as part of a team;
  • intellectual curiosity;
  • critical values.

Possible Career Paths

  • Advertising executive
  • Educator
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Public service professional
  • Researcher
  • Human resources professional
  • Librarian

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$32,416.00 (US$ 26,201) per year
Application deadline

Expected October 2021

Start date

10 January 2022


Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

4700 Keele Street,

S900 Ross Building,


Ontario (ON),

M3J 1P3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold a US Grade 12 diploma plus SAT and/or ACT examination scores. Other English Language Requirements accepted: York English Language Test with a Overall band: 1-5; TOEFL: Computer-based: 220,Paper-based: 560; Test de français international(TFI) with a Overall score: 785.

For international students

Students need to have: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD); Six 4U/4M courses, including ENG4U, NBE4U or FRA4U. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Canada.

Accepted Language Tests and Scores

TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language iBT: 83

IELTS International English Language Testing Service (Academic Module): 6.5

Pearson PTE Academic: 60

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): 60

Cambridge English Language Assessment (CAE, CPE): 176 from C1 Advanced

Duolingo: 115

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Durham College