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Psychology (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
: 82-87%+*

Why do we think, feel and behave the way we do? It’s the primary question of psychology, a fascinating scientific discipline that generates deep insights into the workings of our brains, bodies and inner selves. Drawing on a wide range of theoretical perspectives, major concepts and research methods, psychology students explore the connection between mental health and brain functioning, memory and decision-making, and the perception of sights, sounds and other sensations. The field of psychology also explores issues such as lifespan development, the roles of exercise and diet in a healthy lifestyle, psychological disorders and their treatment, as well as gender, sexuality, culture, diversity and many more.

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

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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.

Andrew Brankley

“It’s really a perfect location. The students can do their courses, and be involved in their research – but then they can also walk down the street and be involved in community mental health.”

Half-classroom, half-hospital: Psychology students learn to treat patients next door at the St. Michael’s Hospital Family Health Team Clinic