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Undeclared Arts

Program Format(s):

  • Full-Time, First Year Studies Only


Ontario Secondary School Students:
2015 Grade Range for Admission/Wait List Consideration: 
79-82%

Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2016 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.

Domestic Fees Range: $6,929 - $7,153
International Fees Range: $22,083 - $22,550

About the Program: Undeclared Arts is a one-year entry option that allows you time to explore nine program areas in the social sciences and humanities before applying to the program of your choice.

Prepare for your career and for life with the unique strengths that come from a social sciences and humanities education: sharp social perception, research capabilities, creative thinking, problem-solving abilities and communication skills. Your liberal arts education at Ryerson will feature practical, relevant learning to make you well-rounded, informed and highly employable. You will learn about traditional and contemporary ideas and theories, and how complex philosophies apply in professional and personal contexts. 

This program selects students on the basis of academic achievement/grades only. Additional non-academic requirements are not required for admission consideration.

Thinking of applying? Make sure the program is still accepting applications.

Academic 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).


Undeclared Arts is an entry option only. By February of your second semester, you must indicate which one of the nine programs you wish to pursue. All program transfers are considered on a competitive basis and are subject to program capacity.

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

(First Year)

Undeclared Arts is a first-year entry option that allows students time to explore program areas in the social sciences and humanities before choosing the program they wish to pursue over the next three years. The program transfer options for Undeclared Arts students are: Criminology (formerly Criminal Justice), English, Environment and Urban Sustainability, Geographic Analysis, History, Language and Intercultural Relations, Philosophy, Politics and Governance, Psychology, and Sociology. Because these nine programs share a common one-year foundation, all of the courses completed in Undeclared Arts are credited to the student's program of choice.

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