South Asian Humanities

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Degree: Honours Bachelor of Arts
Program Options: Minor

This program offers a comprehensive exploration of South Asia and the South Asian diaspora, drawing on a range of disciplinary approaches. Through diverse course offerings, students can study South Asian history, religion, politics, languages, societies, and cultures. The program is geared toward building an engagement with the South Asian region as well as with South Asian diasporic contexts. Students may take courses in a number of departments that focus on South Asia. As a complement to the students' other chosen programs, the Minor in South Asian Civilizations can prepare students for careers in a competitive global context in which South Asia plays an important role.

Visit our Programs page for more information on Historical Studies undergraduate programs at the University of Toronto Mississauga.


Career Information

The skills and experience you acquire while studying a Historical Studies program at UTM will be benefit in any career you might enter. Graduates of a Historical Studies program bring a unique set of valuable skills to many diverse career areas. Visit the Careers page for more information on career areas for graduates of our South Asian Humanities program.

Skills developed

  • Communication
  • Research
  • Problem-solving
  • Organizational

Career areas

  • Cultural organizations
  • Education
  • Government
  • Legal agencies
  • Museums
  • Non-profit/NGO agencies


  • Archivist
  • Documentarian
  • Foreign service officer
  • Historian
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian


  • Museum curator
  • Politician
  • Public policy analyst
  • Social policy researcher
  • Teacher
  • Visual artist


Get Involved

Check out the 100+ student organizations on campus. Here are a few:

  • Historical Studies Society (HSS)
  • Prandium Undergraduate Research Conference
  • UTM Student Union (UTMSU)
  • UTM Athletics Council (UTMAC)

For a listing of clubs on campus visit the Student Organization Portal.