Humanities (HBA)


Studies in the Humanities cultivate critical thinking, logic and communication through the exploration of cultures, languages, literatures, philosophy and history. Humanities courses show how these diverse forms of human knowledge and experience are interconnected while laying a foundation for success in the study of other fields, such as business and the sciences. The Humanities are a dynamic option offering a truly international focus and leading to a wide variety of exciting careers.

"What I learned from my first few years in university is that I enjoy learning about humans through different lenses. Through my academic programs, I can see the evolution of humans and how our society and culture has changed over the years. I am so happy to have this renewed passion and enthusiasm for my studies."
- Erika, 4th year, Major in English, Double Minor in French Studies and Anthropology

Programs & Requirements

OUAC Program Code: TMH
Approximate Grade Range: Mid to high 70s (based on six Grade 12 "U" or "M" courses, including English (ENG4U) or equivalent)
Find requirements to other common curricula:

  • Canadian Studies
  • Chinese Language & Culture
  • Classical Civilization
  • Creative Writing
  • Diaspora & Transnational Studies
  • Dramaturgy and Drama Studies
  • Education Studies
  • English
  • English Language Linguistics
  • Ethics, Law & Society
  • French Studies
  • Functional French
  • History
  • History of Religions
  • Italian
  • Latin American & Caribbean Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Science
  • South Asian Humanities
  • Teaching & Learning - French
  • Teaching & Learning - French & Italian
  • Teaching & Learning - Italian
  • Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Exciting Opportunities


World-class Faculty

At UTM, world-class experts teach their specialty areas. Our researchers make key contributions to science, social science, culture and humanities in Canada and globally. You can read about some of their exceptional work online.


Elective Language Courses

UTM offers a broad range of elective language courses, including Arabic, Chinese, German, Greek, Hindi, Latin, Persian, Sanskrit, Spanish and Urdu. Students can earn a Language Citation, an official recognition on a student's transcript.

Development Skill

Experiential Education

Experiential learning opportunities have been growing in number at UTM, and encompass many types of practical learning, or "learning by doing." Opportunities include community service, internship or practicum placement, and project research.