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Occupational and Public Health: Occupational Health and Safety (BASc)

Program Overview

Format(s):

  • Full-Time, Four-Year Regular
  • Full-Time, Five-Year Co-op
  • Full-Time, Two-Year Option for University Graduates

Degree Earned: Bachelor of Applied Science

Ontario Secondary School Students:
2016 Grade Range for Admission / Wait List Consideration
: 70-73%*

Workplaces in Canada are safer than ever before, thanks in large part to occupational health and safety professionals. Ryerson graduates working in this progressive field help prevent injury and illness by anticipating, evaluating and controlling physical, biological, chemical and other hazards in workplaces. Drawing on their specialized knowledge, these professionals help develop and implement initiatives that improve health, safety and well-being in work environments across every sector.

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 2017 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: $7,248 - $7,826
International Fees Range: $23,604 - $23,634

For detailed fees information visit the Registrar.

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:

  • English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • One of: Chemistry (SCH4U) or Biology (SBI4U)
  • The minimum grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 60-70% range) will be determined subject to competition.

Note: Applicants with a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university will not be considered for admission to the four-year degree program.

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

  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university including three (lower or upper level) Liberal Studies courses. Applicants must have as part of their degree (or other post-secondary education) credit for at least a single-term course in each of chemistry and organic chemistry (equivalent to CHY 104 and CHY 152).

Note:

  • An applicant whose degree does not include credit for at least a single-term course (equivalent to PCS 106 or ENH 222), in each of physics and microbiology will be required to successfully pass PCS 106 and/or ENH 222 before beginning the third semester of the option
  • Applicants who cannot demonstrate at least three liberal studies courses (either lower or upper level) during their previous university experience, will be required to take additional courses before graduation to bring their total liberal studies to at least three single-term courses (or equivalent).
  • Successful candidates may apply for up to seven single-term transfer credits based on their previous university studies.