Program Selection Guide

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Application Deadlines

Once you have earned 4.0 credits (or if you are on track to complete them by the end of the session), you are eligible to add or apply for your program of study on ACORN.

Students applying to a Type 2 or 3 program during Round 1 will have their applications reviewed beginning early May. Round 2 applications are reviewed on an on-going basis as they are received.

  Application dates Deadline to accept

Type 1 Programs

Enrol on ACORN anytime

Program is approved immediately

Type 2 and 3 Programs

Spring 2021 - Round 1:
March 9 - April 30, 2021


Summer 2021 - Round 2:
June 7 - August 27, 2021

Spring 2021 - Round 1:
May 1 - June 2, 2021


Summer 2021 - Round 2:
June 8 - September 20, 2021

Tip:

  • Is your program a Type 1, 2 or 3? Use the List of UTM Programs chart to find out!
  • If you are applying for a Type 2 or 3 program, review the program entry requirements in the Academic Calendar carefully to make sure you satisfy the requirements.
     

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What are Programs (Subject POSts)?

(View the transcript for the Subject POSts (Programs of Study) video.)

A program of study, also known as a subject POSt, is a grouping of courses in a specific discipline. As you explore your options and decide on your program(s), you will need to meet one of the following combinations:

  • One Specialist
  • Two Majors
  • One Major and Two Minors

Good to Know:

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Type 1, 2 and 3 Programs

Every program offered at U of T Mississauga has been assigned a specific program type in order to easily determine whether spaces are limited or unlimited, whether there are entry requirements you need to meet, and whether enrolment is automatic or requested. 

There are three program types as outlined below: 

Program Type Entry Requirements
Type 1
  • None.
  • Unlimited spaces
Type 2
  • Yes - to be eligible for the program, students must meet the program entry requirements outlined in the Calendar (for example, completion of specific courses, CGPA requirements, etc) 
  • Unlimited spaces
Type 3
  • Yes - to be eligible for the program, students must meet the program entry requirements outlined in the Calendar (for example, completion of specific courses, CGPA requirements, etc)
  • Limited spaces available

Good to know:

  • You can apply to as many programs as you want, but you can only have an "Active" status in a maximum of three programs (so you will need to decide which ones to keep).
  • You can change to your program by adding, deleting, and requesting a program. Simply follow the dates and deadlines above.
  • Type 1 programs will be immediately Active.

  • If you are requesting Type 2 or 3 programs, your application will be reviewed by the academic department, and a decision will be available on ACORN during the acceptance period. If invited to a program, you can accept it to confirm your enrolment in the program and have an Active status. You can also refuse the invitation. If your request was unsuccessful, the result will show as Refused.

  • You must be active in a minimum program combination (4.0 credits completed or expected) before course enrolment starts for the next session, or you won’t be able to add courses on ACORN. 

  • If you haven’t gotten into your intended program(s) yet, add Type 1 programs temporarily (you don’t have to take courses in this subject, and you can delete the program later), and keep working towards your goal. |


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How to Request Programs

  1. Login to ACORN, and select Enrol & Manage from the left hand menu.
  2. Click on Programs.
  3. Search for a UTM program by name or by program code (see list below). Results will start appearing as you type.
  4. Click Enrol (for Type 1 programs), or Request to Enrol (for Type 2 and 3 programs). 

Need more help requesting programs on ACORNClick here for detailed instructions, or watch the videos below!

How to Enrol in Type 1 Program on ACORN

Click to watch quick video.

How to Request Type 2 or 3 Program on ACORN

Click to watch quick video.


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List of UTM Programs

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | L | M | N | P | S | T | V | W

Program Name

Deregulated Fees

Program Code on ACORN

Program Type


A

Anthropology (Arts) - Specialist

X

ERSPE1775

Type 2

Anthropology (Arts) - Major

X

ERMAJ1775

Type 2

Anthropology (Arts) - Minor

X

ERMIN1775

Type 1

Anthropology (Science) - Specialist

X

ERSPE0105

Type 2

Anthropology (Science) - Major

X

ERMAJ0105

Type 2

Applied Statistics - Specialist

X

ERSPE1540

Type 2

Applied Statistics - Major

X

ERMAJ1540

Type 2

Applied Statistics - Minor

X

ERMIN1540

Type 1

Art & Art History - Specialist

X

ERSPE0714

Type 1

Art & Art History - Major

X

ERMAJ0714

Type 1

Art History - Specialist

X

ERSPE0615

Type 1

Art History - Major

X

ERMAJ0615

Type 1

Art History - Minor

X

ERMIN0615

Type 1

Astronomical Sciences - Specialist

X

ERSPE1025

Type 2

Astronomy - Major

X

ERMAJ2204

Type 2


B

Bioinformatics - Specialist

CheckmarkDeregulated Fees apply

ERSPE1868

Type 2

Biological Chemistry - Specialist

X

ERSPE1995

Type 2

Biology - Specialist

X

ERSPE2364

Type 2

Biology - Major

X

ERMAJ2364

Type 2

Biology - Minor

X

ERMIN2364

Type 2

Biology For Health Sciences - Major

X

ERMAJ1149

Type 2

Biomedical Communications (Science) - Minor

X

ERMIN0840

Type 2

Biomedical Physics - Specialist

X

ERSPE1944

Type 2

Biotechnology - Specialist

X

ERSPE1118

Type 2

Business, Science and Entrepreneurship - Minor

X

ERMIN2017

Type 3


C

Canadian Studies - Major

X

ERMAJ0728

Type 1

Canadian Studies - Minor

X

ERMIN0728

Type 1

Chemistry - Specialist

X

ERSPE1376

Type 2

Chemistry - Major

X

ERMAJ1376

Type 2

Chemistry - Minor

X

ERMIN1376

Type 2

Chinese Language & Culture - Minor X ERMIN2021 Type 2
Cinema Studies - Major X ERMAJ0797 Type 2

Cinema Studies - Minor

X

ERMIN0797

Type 1

Classical Civilization - Major

X

ERMAJ0382

Type 2

Classical Civilization - Minor

X

ERMIN0382

Type 1

Commerce - Major

CheckmarkDeregulated Fees apply

ERMAJ1111

Type 3

Commerce - Specialist

CheckmarkDeregulated Fees apply

ERSPE2273

Type 3

Commerce: Accounting - Specialist

CheckmarkDeregulated Fees apply

ERSPE1704

Type 3

Commerce: Finance - Specialist

CheckmarkDeregulated Fees apply

ERSPE2034

Type 3

Commerce: Marketing - Specialist

CheckmarkDeregulated Fees apply

ERSPE2380

Type 3

Communication, Culture, Information & Technology - Major

CheckmarkDeregulated Fees apply

ERMAJ1034

Type 3

Comparative Physiology - Specialist

X

ERSPE0482

Type 2

Computer Science - Specialist

CheckmarkDeregulated Fees apply

ERSPE1688

Type 3

Computer Science - Major

CheckmarkDeregulated Fees apply

ERMAJ1688

Type 3

Computer Science - Minor

X

ERMIN1688

Type 1

Creative Writing - Minor X ERMIN1497 Type 1

Criminology, Law and Society - Specialist

X

ERSPE0727

Type 3

Criminology, Law and Society - Major

X

ERMAJ0727

Type 3


D

Diaspora and Transnational Studies - Major

X

ERMAJ1407

Type 1

Diaspora and Transnational Studies - Minor

X

ERMIN1407

Type 1

Digital Enterprise Management - Specialist

CheckmarkDeregulated Fees apply

ERSPE1307

Type 3

Dramaturgy and Drama Studies - Major X ERMAJ2468 Type 1
Dramaturgy and Drama Studies - Minor X ERMIN2468 Type 1

E
 

Earth Science - Specialist

X

ERSPE1465

Type 2

Earth Science - Major

X

ERMAJ1465

Type 2

Earth Science - Minor

X

ERMIN1465

Type 2

Ecology And Evolution - Specialist

X

ERSPE1020

Type 2

Economics - Specialist

X

ERSPE1478

Type 2

Economics - Major

X

ERMAJ1478

Type 2

Economics - Minor

X

ERMIN1478

Type 2

Economics & Political Science - Specialist

X

ERSPE0751

Type 2

Economics (Commerce & Finance) - Specialist

CheckmarkDeregulated Fees apply

ERSPE0137

Type 3

Education Studies - Minor

X

ERMIN0605

Type 3

English - Specialist

X

ERSPE1645

Type 2

English - Major

X

ERMAJ1645

Type 1

English - Minor

X

ERMIN1645

Type 1

English Language Linguistics - Minor

X

ERMIN1200

Type 2

Environmental Geosciences - Specialist X ERSPE1253 Type 2
Environmental Law and Policy - Minor X ERMIN1392 Type 2

Environmental Management - Specialist

X

ERSPE1425

Type 2

Environmental Management - Major

X

ERMAJ1425

Type 2

Environmental Management - Minor

X

ERMIN1425

Type 2

Environmental Science - Specialist

X

ERSPE1061

Type 2

Environmental Science - Major

X

ERMAJ1061

Type 2

Environmental Science - Minor

X

ERMIN1061

Type 2

Ethics, Law and Society - Minor

X

ERMIN1618

Type 1

Exceptionality in Human Learning (Science) - Specialist

X

ERSPE1883

Type 3


F

Financial Economics - Specialist

X

ERSPE2722

Type 3

Forensic Science - Major

X

ERMAJ0205

Type 3

Forensic Science - Minor

X

ERMIN0205

Type 2

Forensic Anthropology - Specialist

X

ERSPE1338

Type 3

Forensic Biology - Specialist

X

ERSPE1410

Type 3

Forensic Chemistry - Specialist

X

ERSPE1009

Type 3

Forensic Psychology - Specialist

X

ERSPE1505

Type 3

Francophone Studies - Minor

X

ERMIN1054

Type 1

French Studies - Specialist

X

ERSPE1295

Type 2

French Studies - Major

X

ERMAJ1295

Type 2

French Studies - Minor

X

ERMIN1135

Type 1

Functional French - Minor

X

ERMIN1000

Type 1


G

Geographical Information Systems - Major

X

ERMAJ0305

Type 1

Geographical Information Systems - Minor

X

ERMIN0305

Type 1

Geography (Arts) - Specialist

X

ERSPE1666

Type 2

Geography (Arts) - Major

X

ERMAJ1666

Type 1

Geography (Arts) - Minor

X

ERMIN1666

Type 1

Geography (Science) - Specialist

X

ERSPE2070

Type 2

Geography (Science) - Major

X

ERMAJ2070

Type 1

Geography (Science) - Minor

X

ERMIN2070

Type 1


H

History - Specialist

X

ERSPE0652

Type 2

History - Major

X

ERMAJ0652

Type 1

History - Minor

X

ERMIN0652

Type 1

History & Political Science - Specialist

X

ERSPE1045

Type 2

History of Religions - Specialist

X

ERSPE0151

Type 2

History of Religions - Major

X

ERMAJ0151

Type 1

History of Religions - Minor

X

ERMIN0151

Type 1

Human Resource Management - Specialist

CheckmarkDeregulated Fees apply

ERSPE1882

Type 3


I

Information Security - Specialist

CheckmarkDeregulated Fees apply

ERSPE1038

Type 3

International Affairs - Specialist

X

ERSPE1384

Type 2

Italian - Specialist

X

ERSPE2524

Type 2

Italian - Major

X

ERMAJ2524

Type 1

Italian - Minor

X

ERMIN2524

Type 1


L

Language Teaching & Learning: French - Major

X

ERMAJ1056

Type 2

Language Teaching & Learning: French & Italian - Specialist

X

ERSPE1092

Type 2

Language Teaching & Learning: Italian - Major

X

ERMAJ1249

Type 1

Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Minor

X

ERMIN0562

Type 1

Linguistic Studies - Major

X

ERMAJ1850

Type 2

Linguistic Studies - Minor

X

ERMIN0506

Type 2


M

Management - Specialist

CheckmarkDeregulated Fees apply

ERSPE2431

Type 3

Management - Major

CheckmarkDeregulated Fees apply

ERMAJ2431

Type 3

Mathematical Sciences - Specialist

X

ERSPE2511

Type 2

Mathematical Sciences - Major

X

ERMAJ2511

Type 2

Mathematical Sciences - Minor

X

ERMIN2511

Type 1

Molecular Biology - Specialist

X

ERSPE1237

Type 2


N
Neuroscience - Specialist X ERSPE2470 Type 2

P

Paleontology - Major

X

ERMAJ1004

Type 2

Philosophy - Specialist

X

ERSPE0231

Type 2

Philosophy - Major

X

ERMAJ0231

Type 1

Philosophy - Minor

X

ERMIN0231

Type 1

Philosophy of Science - Minor

X

ERMIN1370

Type 1

Physics - Major

X

ERMAJ1944

Type 2

Physics - Minor

X

ERMIN1944

Type 2

Political Science - Specialist

X

ERSPE2015

Type 2

Political Science - Major

X

ERMAJ2015

Type 2

Political Science - Minor

X

ERMIN2015

Type 1

Professional Writing & Communication - Major

X

ERMAJ1302

Type 3

Professional Writing & Communication - Minor

X

ERMIN1302

Type 3

Psychology - Specialist

X

ERSPE1160

Type 2

Psychology - Major

X

ERMAJ1160

Type 2

Psychology - Minor

X

ERMIN1160

Type 2


S

Sociology - Specialist

X

ERSPE1013

Type 3

Sociology - Major

X

ERMAJ1013

Type 3

Sociology - Minor

X

ERMIN1013

Type 3

South Asian Civilizations - Minor

X

ERMIN1333

Type 1

Sustainability - Minor X ERMIN1287 Type 2

T
Technology, Coding & Society - Major CheckmarkDeregulated Fees apply ERMAJ1040 Type 3

Theatre and Drama Studies - Specialist

X

ERSPE1880

Type 3


V

Visual Culture - Minor

X

ERMIN1210

Type 1

Visual Culture & Communication - Specialist

CheckmarkDeregulated Fees apply

ERSPE1200

Type 3


W

Women and Gender Studies - Major

X

ERMAJ1443

Type 2

Women and Gender Studies - Minor

X

ERMIN1443

Type 1


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Fees for Deregulated Programs

Some programs are deregulated, meaning they have higher fees.  

If you are planning to pursue a program that is noted as deregulated in the list above, it is important to be aware of the following information.  Detailed program fee information can be found on the Student Accounts website.

  • You start to pay deregulated fees for your program once you accept the program invitation, and become active in the program. 
  • In the Fall/Winter session, students who are in a Commerce Specialist are charged a flat program fee if enrolled in 3.0 credits or more, and a per course fee if enrolled in 2.5 credits or less. 
  • In the Fall/Winter session, students who are in all other deregulated programs are charged a flat program fee if enrolled in 4.0 credits or more, and a per course fee if enrolled in 3.5 credits or less. 
  • Students in all deregulated programs pay a per course fee in the Summer session.
  • Students with a documented permanent disability who are registered with the Accessibility Services may opt to pay the per course fee instead of the program fee (meet with your Accessibility Advisor for assistance).

Deregulated Fee Back-charges

Students who accept a deregulated program Subject POSt will be back-charged the appropriate deregulated fees for all courses commencing with the session after 4.0 credits were completed.

Example:  Deregulated Program Fee Back-Charges After Program Entry

Susan completes her first 5.0 credits in the Fall/Winter session. She then completes another 1.0 credit in the Summer session. Susan has requested the Management Major, and is invited. She accepts the Management Major that August, but because she completed her fourth credit in the Fall/Winter session, she is now responsible for paying the deregulated tuition fees for every subsequent session regardless of when she enters the deregulated program.

In this case, because she did not enter her the Management Major until after the Summer Session was completed, she will be retroactively charged the higher tuition fee for her summer course.

Deregulated fees for Students in the Commerce Specialist program

Beginning Summer 2018, students entering a Commerce Specialist program after completing 4.0 credits (including transfer credits) will not be charged deregulated fees for any credits taken during the Summer session following the year in which they were admitted as a year 1 student. 

Students who enter the program after their second year will be back-charged deregulated fees for the session after they complete 4.0 credits.

Deregulated Program Refunds

Fee structures and refund schedules are different for deregulated programs.  Whether you are eligible for a refund depends on the deregulated program you are in, your course load, and when you drop the course(s).

For detailed information, see the UTM Refund Schedules on the Student Accounts website, and/or visit the Office of the Registrar for assistance.

Note that students are not refunded the deregulated fees they have already paid if they choose to withdraw from a deregulated program later on.
 

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