The main campus of the University of Saskatchewan is located on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respect to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another.

About Us

We examine history, we observe the present and we influence the future.

Advancing knowledge

Established in 1908, the College of Arts and Science is the largest and most diverse college at the University of Saskatchewan (USask). As the oldest college on campus, our enrolment has seen exponential expansion from the 70 students who first attended classes in downtown Saskatoon's Drinkle Building to the more than 10,000 students we serve today.

10,530

Academic year enrolment

9,546

Undergraduate students

984

Graduate students

1,343

International students

1,549

Self-declared Indigenous students

With more than 40 per cent of the total student population at USask, we comprise 21 departments and over 60 programs. The College of Arts and Science, and our 300+ faculty members, provides approximately half of the undergraduate courses offered at USask, spanning the humanities, social sciences, sciences and fine arts.

21

Departments

50

Degree programs

16

Certificate programs

$5.5M

Available in scholarships and bursaries

Our college is exceptional in that it is one of only a few in Canada to combine arts and science course offerings under the same roof. This integrated approach provides students with an invaluable, broad and in-depth perspective of the world that enhances their focus on individual disciplines. Students gain adaptable and enduring skills that prepare them to thrive in a rapidly changing global job market.

1,299

Credentials awarded in 2020

1,036

Undergraduate degrees

70

Certificates

193

Graduate degrees

54,685

Living alumni

137

Order of Canada recipients

53

Rhodes Scholars

1

Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner

1

Prime Minister of Canada

Vision

The goal of the College of Arts and Science is to be recognized as the most innovative and imaginative centre for arts and science scholarship in Canada.

Mission

With its unique disciplinary breadth, the College of Arts and Science exists to stimulate creative and critical thought, foster the joy of discovery and nurture curiosity-driven research. Collectively, we strive to advance the individual, embrace diversity, enrich society and preserve culture while creating a sustainable civil world and natural environment.

350.6

Full-time equivalent faculty

757.4

Full-time equivalent employees

$54,059,329

Research funding awarded in 2019/20