In 2013, Woodsworth College's undergraduate Criminology and Employment Relations programs were integrated with the programs administered by the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies and the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources respectively.  The Undergraduate Program Office remains located in Woodsworth College. The relationship between the Centres and Woodsworth College allows program students, regardless of college affiliation, to benefit from the rich academic support services and facilities available at the College.

Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies
The undergraduate Criminology and Sociolegal Studies program incorporates theory, research methods, and knowledge from a wide range of other disciplines such as history, political science, philosophy, sociology, psychology, law and economics. The program provides students with a sound foundation for the understanding of crime and the administration of justice in Canada and abroad, and, more generally, the processes of social order and disorder.  Most students combine their studies in Criminology and Sociolegal Studies with programs in Political Science, Psychology or Sociology.

Program Office | Woodsworth College
119 St. George Street - Room 236 | Toronto ON M5S 1A9

Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources
The overarching goal of the undergraduate program in Employment Relations is to offer an interdisciplinary learning opportunity in which to study  the employment relationship in a Canadian and global context from the perspectives of economics, history, law, management, political science and sociology.  The program provides students with a theoretical background and knowledge of current developments in the field of work and employment that will serve as a basis for careers in government, the trade union movement and the corporate sector. Typical jobs include such roles as a Human Resources Generalist, Recruitment Specialist, Employment Equity Officer, Training and Development Consultant, Corporate Trainer, Labour Policy Advisor, Trade Union Officer and Labour Relations Specialist.

Program Office | Woodsworth College
119 St. George Street - Room 236 | Toronto ON M5S 1A9


Woodsworth College offers an exceptional range of programs for current students as well as for those seeking post-graduate opportunities.  A special feature of Woodsworth College is the outstanding academic support it provides to students. These services include academic counseling, financial aid, study skills seminars, mentoring programs, the Academic Writing and Math Aid Centres, and a Learning Strategist.    For details see Woodsworth Services for Current Students.

Here is a quick overview of some of the programs and courses.  For detailed information please click on the links available on the left side of this page.  For information on Criminology & Sociolegal Studies and Employment Relations please see Affiliated Centres and Programs.

Millie Rotman Shime Academic Bridging Program
The Academic Bridging Program is designed for individuals who have been away from formal education for some time and do not meet the University’s established requirements for direct entry admission. These courses are intended to help ease the transition into first-year university courses in Humanities and Social Sciences after time away from prior education.  Both part-time and full-time options are available to students. 

Diploma to Degree
The Diploma to Degree program is a pathway to university studies for students attending a two-year liberal arts diploma at one of our partner institutions, including George Brown College, Humber College and Seneca College.  The program is designed for students to transfer into programs in the social sciences and humanities with up to 6 transfer credits and retained credits from courses completed at the University of Toronto as a visiting student.

Popular Culture
Woodsworth College is introducing a new 200Y-level course in 2016-17 year that will provide an introductory overview of the field of popular culture studies.   The study of popular culture has become a significant interdisciplinary field in recent decades, a maturity marked by the establishment of national and international scholarly associations, conferences, peer-reviewed journals, and a substantial and growing body of published research.  While the course will be available to all students in the Faculty of Arts and Science it may be of special interest to those who are pursuing studies in English, Sociology, Anthropology, History, East Asian Studies, American Studies, Canadian Studies, Cinema Studies, and Book & Media Studies.

Woodsworth One
Woodsworth One offers first-year students an intellectually challenging introduction to university-level studies, and builds students’ sense of community within Woodsworth College and across the University of Toronto as a whole.  It is designed to complement other first-year courses, thereby enhancing academic success in the first year and beyond. Woodsworth One promotes the development of strong critical thinking, information literacy, oral and written communication skills, and awareness of both the distinctive nature of particular academic disciplines and the practices and values common to all academic work.

Summer Abroad Programs
Students can prepare themselves for a future in the global village by participating in a Summer Abroad program and complete a University of Toronto course overseas in three to six weeks. These programs are designed to enrich students’ academic lives by providing an exciting and educational international experience.  Learning is not limited to the classroom;  students will observe and experience many of the things they study, including the language, history, culture, art, religion, business, and politics of the host country.

Visiting Student Program
The program enables students from North American universities to enroll in Arts and Science courses at the University of Toronto on a Letter of Permission from their home university. The program has recently been expanded to include international students to the Faculty of Arts and Science for the Summer session.

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
This a post-baccalaureate certificate program for students  interested in theoretical and/or practical courses for professional development.