Undeclared Arts (First-Year Studies Only)
Is it for you?
This one-year entry option allows you to explore program areas in the humanities and social sciences, and discover your passions and strengths before choosing a major or double major program.
Explore your program transfer options by choosing introductory courses in Criminology, English, Environment and Urban Sustainability, Geographic Analysis, History, Language and Intercultural Relations, Philosophy, Politics and Governance, Psychology and Sociology.
Enroll in two required courses: Academic Writing and Research, and Critical Thinking.
Choose electives from a wide range of areas including news and film studies, law, business and natural sciences – many of which can lead to a minor.
You must apply to transfer to one of the 10 programs listed above, or to any of the nine double major programs, by February of your second semester. All of your completed courses will transfer to your new program. For program transfer requirements, refer to the Options tab below.
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.
Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher prerequisite grades and/or higher overall averages:
- A minimum grade of 70% or higher will be required in Grade 12 U English/anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
Undeclared Arts is an entry option only. By February of your second semester, you must indicate which one of the ten programs you wish to pursue. All program transfers are considered on a competitive basis and are subject to program capacity.
Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at on the admission requirements page.
Tuition and fees
For detailed fees information, visit tuition and fees by program.
Full-time format 2023-2024:
Ontario students fees range: $7,179 - $7,204
Out-of-province students fees range: $8,008 - $8,701
International student fees range: $33,435 - $33,460
Here is a preview of first-year courses based on the available undergraduate calendar information.
Program transfer options and eligibility
The program transfer options for Undeclared Arts students are: Criminology, English, Environment and Urban Sustainability, Geographic Analysis, History, Language and Intercultural Relations, Philosophy, Politics and Governance, Psychology, and Sociology. Because these ten programs share a common one-year foundation, all of the courses completed in Undeclared Arts are credited to the student's program of choice.
- Students who have already decided which of the ten programs they are interested in should apply to those programs directly, and should consult the relevant pages of the Undergraduate Calendar for program details.
- Students who are completing, or have already completed post-secondary studies, must apply to one of the ten programs (Criminology, English, Environment and Urban Sustainability, Geographic Analysis, History, Language and Intercultural Relations, Philosophy, Politics and Governance, Psychology, and Sociology). Transfer credit/advanced standing cannot be granted for the Undeclared Arts Option.
- Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2024 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. TMU reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.