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Professional Communication (BA)

Program Overview


  • Full-Time, Four-Year

Degree Earned: Bachelor of Arts

Ontario Secondary School Students:
2017 Grade Range for Admission / Wait List Consideration
: 80-88%+*

Promoting an organization, developing relationships with clients and colleagues, building online communities to inform and persuade—these are some of the tasks you will face as a professional communicator. In our knowledge-based economy, communication specialists enjoy diverse and challenging careers where employers value their abilities to analyze audiences, understand the variety of communication channels and target their messages. As a Professional Communication graduate, your background in theory and practice will provide opportunities to contribute to complex communication strategies involving traditional and new media for a range of business and professional contexts.

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: $7,421 - $8,173
International Fees Range: $24,795 - $25,374

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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 picked Ryerson because Professional Communication was the program that offered the most flexibility for me because I don't know what I'm going to do after my four years here at Ryerson. So, it offered the opportunity for me to try out and experiment with a lot of different skills and different classes while being within the urban Toronto setting, so you could make connections inside the university, outside the university, while living in downtown Toronto."

Second Year, Professional Communication