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Sociology (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
: 82-86%*

We shape society, and society shapes us—and sociologists tell us how this happens, and what it means for different groups of people. Students in this engaging field study how societies work, by critically examining power and inequalities, institutions, cultures, beliefs, values, and taken for granted practices. Sociologists explore the social world; why things stay the same and how we achieve social change.

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.

"Sociology at Ryerson is a really exciting place to be. Our downtown location attracts students who really want to be involved in the city, involved in the community. I feel like our students are really strong social activists. They really want to see social change."


Heather Rollwagen
Assistant Professor, Sociology