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.

With more than 40 per cent of the total student population at USask, we comprise 21 departments and 61 programs. The College of Arts and Science, and our more than 300 faculty members, provides approximately half of the undergraduate courses offered at USask, spanning the humanities, social sciences, sciences and fine arts.

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.


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.


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.

Facts and figures

Established: 1908

Enrolment numbers
2017/18 academic year

Undergraduate: 9,414
Graduate: 1,004
TOTAL: 10,418

International students: 1,175
Self-declared Indigenous students: 1,434

Degrees granted in 2017

Undergraduate: 1,014
Graduate: 177

Living alumni: 52,361

Departments: 21
Degree programs: 48
Certificate programs: 13

Full-time equivalent faculty: 311.7
Full-time equivalent employees: 738.4
Research funding awarded in 2017/18: $24,452,070