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History (BA)

Double Majors: History and English, History and Philosophy

Program Overview


  • Full-Time, Four-Year

Degree Earned: Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Ontario Secondary School Students:
2017 Grade Range for Admission / Wait List Consideration
: 72-76%*

Do you like learning about peoples, places and events of the past? Do you find the cultures of the world fascinating? Would you like to understand the challenges humans have faced through the centuries? At Ryerson, explore the past and its impact on modern society by examining historical debates, documents, artifacts, audio-visual productions and other sources. Ryerson graduates are culturally astute and have the research, analytical and communications skills needed for a wide range of careers.

Double Majors: Applicants interested in the double major programs in History and English or History and Philosophy must apply for admission to one of the ten major programs (Criminology, English, Environment and Urban Sustainability, Geographic Analysis, History, Language and Intercultural Relations, Philosophy, Politics and Governance, Psychology or Sociology), or to Undeclared Arts. Students are not admitted directly to a double major.

The Faculty of Arts accepts applications for transfer to a double major program in the second semester of studies. Approved transfer students commence studies in the double major program in second year. Further details on the process will be provided by the Faculty of Arts during first semester.

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.

"The decision to pursue a degree in history at Ryerson’s amazing downtown campus was without a doubt the right choice. The growth I have made as a student and a world citizen is something I cherish and definitely due in large part to the curriculum here at Ryerson."

external,Mark Unwin Guest Blog: Why Rye History?