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Politics and Governance (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:
2016 Grade Range for Admission / Wait List Consideration
: 72-76%*

Our way of life is shaped by the rules of government—but how do we decide on the best way to manage ourselves and our society? What is the value of good governance, and how does that relate to social justice, democracy, citizenship and human rights? These are the fundamental questions of politics—the study of how people, cities and countries organize themselves, and the roles that public, private and non-profit groups play in this process. In our increasingly complex and rapidly changing urban world, Ryerson graduates have the knowledge and leadership skills to help address our social, economic, environmental and governmental challenges.

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: $7,191 - $7,415
International Fees Range: $23,664 - $23,714

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:

  • 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 Overview.