Who may take South Asian Studies?

The program is open to all students pursuing an Honours BA in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies as well as the Faculty of Fine Arts. It is available as either a Major (36 credits) orMinor (30 credits) degree program and must be combined with a major in another discipline. It can also be taken as a Certificate (24 credits). Students who have already chosen a major may be able to add a specialization in South Asian Studies. If you come from a faculty other than the ones listed above, please contact the Program Coordinator for more information.  We can guide you through the process.

How do I sign up?

To declare South Asian Studies as a major/minor degree, please sign up through the Registrar's website. For entry into the certificate program, please complete the form through the Registrar's website.. Both forms need to be signed by the program coordinator.


The program provides a vibrant space for students and the South Asian community-at-large to participate in cultural events, academic presentations, films and documentaries as well as talks by internationally known scholars, artists, and activists who visit Toronto and the GTA. Please send a note to to sign up to our listserv for email notifications.