New College programs focus on socially engaged learning and critical thinking while providing opportunities for reflective thinking among students with a wide range of disciplinary interests. These programs create an academic environment that fosters social responsibility, equity, and global awareness and a solid intellectual foundation for global citizenship.

Academic Programs at New College

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Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health

The Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health (BPMH) Program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate Minor that allows students to choose from a wide range of courses in Buddhist Studies, cognitive science, medical anthropology, psychology of religion, health psychology, and sociological analyses of physical and mental health.​

Community Engaged Learning (CEL)

CEL students work for 5-7 hours per week for and with a nonprofit organization or social enterprise that is doing front-line service provision, community-based research, community development, social justice advocacy, arts-based community building or educational work.

Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity

The program for Critical Studies In Equity And Solidarity (CSES) offers students an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and analyzing social inequity and justice in local and transnational contexts. Students in CSES pursue a wide range of courses rooted in transformative social change, political activism and formations of solidarity

New One: Learning Without Borders

New One students acquire key academic skills by exploring, questioning and deepening your understanding of aspects of your daily life that can easily be taken for granted—the food you eat, the languages that allow you to communicate, the technology you can’t imagine living without, and the role science plays in our everyday lives.

Interdisciplinary Courses in Jungian Theory

Since 1996, New College has offered interested students opportunities for sustained, interdisciplinary engagement with the thought of Carl Jung. These courses invite students to consider Jung’s thought and practice in relation to a range of disciplinary and cultural issues in order to open up conversations about models of consciousness and mind.

Academic Centres at New College

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African Studies Centre

The African Studies Centre offers students at the University of Toronto opportunities  to study the dynamics, challenges, and processes of socio-economic, cultural, environmental and political transformations in Africa along with the varied histories, societies, intellectual thought, institutions of Africa, and its diasporas through interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary lenses.

Centre for Caribbean Studies

The Centre for Caribbean Studies consists of courses in Caribbean history, literature and thought which deal with a wide range of issues including gender, religion, politics, culture, ethnicity, race, development, language, colonialism and regional common markets.​

International Programs Office at New College

International Programs at the University of Toronto, New College provide effective and high quality enrichment, transition and preparatory programs for international students. It is home to many unique opportunities and programs whose aims are to respond to the complex issues international students face in university transition, language learning and cultural immersion. Ranging from short term summer programs to full year conditional admission programs, the International Programs draws on established strengths from within the University of Toronto and outside industry professionals.

Human Biology

An undergraduate program providing interdisciplinary education in human biology. With community-engaged learning courses, undergraduate research opportunities, and award-winning faculty members, we offer an exciting educational experience for students.

Women and Gender Studies Institute

WGSI examines the entanglements of gender, race and sexuality, through teaching and research distinctive for its transnational feminist approach, and addressing how borders, colonialisms, labour, and migration shape life, knowledge, and politics.