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Arts and Contemporary Studies (BA)

Part of the Faculty of Arts

Program Overview

Format(s):

  • Full-Time, Four-Year

Degree Earned: Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Ontario Secondary School Students:
2017 Grade Range for Admission / Wait List Consideration
: 70-75%*

How did we get here? What social and cultural trends shape our way of life? And what are the solutions to today’s complex challenges? These are the subjects that Ryerson graduates consider as they use creative and constructive thinking to solve a variety of real-world problems. Only Arts and Contemporary Studies combines an education in the humanities with theoretical approaches and practical skills, preparing graduates to deal successfully with contemporary social issues.

This program selects students on the basis of academic achievement/grades only. Additional non-academic requirements are not required for admission consideration.

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2018 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Fees Range: $7,419 - $7,641
International Fees Range: $24,792 - $24,842

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • A minimum grade of 70% or higher will be required in Grade 12 U English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.

"I graduated from the Arts and Contemporary Studies program, which allowed me to really have the flexibility of taking on, exploring and learning diverse subject matter. And I believe that gave me the tools to think critically and see how the world is interconnected."


Siddhartha
Ryerson Alumni, Arts and Contemporary Studies