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What will I learn?

City Studies is a multidisciplinary undergraduate program that introduces students to concepts and skills to understand and tackle problems of an increasingly urban world. With approximately 200 full-time major students, City Studies at UTSC is one of the largest and most comprehensive interdisciplinary urban studies programs offered in Canada.

Students acquire a combination of conceptual, methodological, and critical skills relevant in a variety of professional fields including city planning, real estate development, transportation, housing, community development, urban governance, and city management. The Major program in City Studies is designed to give students the opportunity to see how they might apply ideas about cities from the social sciences and kindred disciplines in their field of professional interest. The program also offers preparation for students interested in pursuing graduate education in a field of study related to cities.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$57,020.00 (US$ 44,806) per year
Application deadline

Expected January 2021

Start date

Expected January, September 2021

Venue

Scarborough Campus (UTSC)

1265 Military Trail,

TORONTO,

Ontario (ON),

M1C 1A4, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Grade 12 Diploma in an accredited high school with a high grade point average and SAT Reasoning/ACT exams and two SAT Subject Tests/APs/IBs (or a combination of SAT Subject Tests/APs/IBs covering two different subjects). Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL Paper-based Test total score of 600 + 5.0 on TWE; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 85, with no part score below 80; Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) score of 70 and no part below 60; Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST) score of 4.5, and no part below 4; a minimum grade of C in the Cambridge English Proficiency/Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or a minimum grade of B in the Cambridge English Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).

For international students

Ontario Secondary School Diploma

Six 4U/M courses, including:

English (ENG4U) or equivalent qualifications

English Language Requirements

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): The minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The minimum scores required for the different TOEFL tests are:

Internet-based Test:

Minimum Requirement: total score of 100 + 22 on Writing

Discretionary Range: total score 89-99 +19 - 21 on Writing

Cambridge Assessment English C1: Advanced or C2: Proficiency: A minimum overall score of 180, with at least 170 in each component.

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): The minimum score required to meet our English facility requirement is an overall score of 70 and no part below 60.

Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST): The minimum requirement is a total score of 4.5, and no part below 4.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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