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Language and Intercultural Relations (BA)

Part of the Faculty of Arts

Program Overview


  • Full-Time, Four-Year

Degree Earned: Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Ontario Secondary School Students:
2017 Grade Range for Admission / Wait List Consideration
: 74-77%*

What is the connection between language and identity? What does the way we speak say about who we are, where we come from and how we got here? How can we acknowledge cultural differences to build bridges and bring people closer together? Learning another language is not only opening a new window on the world in which we live; it is also a way to know ourselves better. The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures uses a communicative approach that enables students to work on all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Ryerson offers courses for all levels, including for true beginners, intermediate, advanced and even for native speakers. Additionally, we offer a number of courses for advanced students with a focus on business communication and translation.

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).

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

"Ryerson is the perfect university for a program such as LIR because in the multicultural city that we're in, in the multicultural university that we are in, students will be able to learn new skills in the classroom and apply them immediately in the environment and then in the field that they're going to be working in."

Marco Fiola, Chair
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Culture