The campus is primarily an undergraduate institution, thus it attracts the most direct-entry applicants from secondary schools among the university's three campuses. The campus has nine academic departments: the Department of Biological Sciences, the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, the Department of English, the Department of Humanities, the Department of Management, the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences, the Department of Psychology, and the Department of Social Sciences. Students are diversified among concentrations that are specialist degrees, as well as the common majors and minors. The cooperative education programs, which place students for up to three semesters in workplaces pertaining to their field of study, are unique to the campus in the University of Toronto. Joint programs with Centennial College, that award both a university degree and a college diploma, are offered in journalism, new media, paramedicine, industrial microbiology, and environmental science. A service-learning course, called Science Engagement, is also available.
Four departments of the campus contain programs that award a Bachelor of Arts degree. The Department of Humanities has programs in non-English languages, history, visual and performing arts, linguistics, religion and philosophy. It also offers a few interdisciplinary programs, such as women's studies, cultural pluralism and diaspora studies. It is also one of the only two universities in Ontario that grants an undergraduate degree in arts management. The Department of English and the Department of Philosophy are newly created departments, whose programs were formerly supported by the Department of Humanities. At the Department of Social Sciences, a mixture of liberal arts and science based courses are offered. Programs include sociology, anthropology, political science and geography. Like Humanities, the department also houses many interdisciplinary programs including city studies, new media, public policy and international development studies. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree is also unique to the campus, which is awarded by the programs in the Department of Management, which offers specialist degrees with fields in marketing, human resources, finances, accounting and economics. The university has four departments in the sciences, which award a Bachelor of Science degree. The Department of Psychology includes programs in psychology, mental health and neuroscience. The Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences oversees programs in physics, astronomy, environmental sciences and chemistry. The Department of Biology offers programs and courses related to the biological and life sciences. The Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences teaches computer science, mathematics and statistics. The campus offers a Master's degree and a doctorate in environmental sciences, its only postgraduate program.
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