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Occupational and Public Health

Faculty of Community Services

Program Format: Full-Time (Four-Year Regular; Five-Year Co-op; Two-Year Option for University Graduates)
Degree Earned: Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc)
Domestic Fees Range: $6,683 - $7,020
International Fees Range: $21,019.86 - $21,051.86
About the Program: Workplaces in Canada are safer than ever before, thanks in large part to occupational health and safety professionals. Ryerson graduates working in this progressive field help prevent injury and illness by anticipating, evaluating and controlling physical, biological, chemical and other hazards in workplaces. Drawing on their specialized knowledge, these professionals help develop and implement initiatives that improve health, safety and well-being in work environments across every sector.


Admission Requirements:

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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Academic Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (see Alternative/Equivalent Standing below) 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:

  • English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • One of: Chemistry (SCH4U) or Biology (SBI4U)
  • Recommended: Grade 12 U courses in Physics and Mathematics
  • The minimum grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 65-70% range) will be determined subject to competition.


Occupational Health and Safety Option for University Graduates

  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university including three (lower or upper level) Liberal Studies courses. Applicants must have as part of their degree (or other post-secondary education) credit for at least a single-term course in each of chemistry and organic chemistry (equivalent to CHY 104 and CHY 152).

Note:

  • An applicant whose degree does not include credit for at least a single-term course (equivalent to PCS 106 or ENH 222), in each of physics and microbiology will be required to successfully pass PCS 106 and/or ENH 222 before beginning the third semester of the option.
  • Applicants who cannot demonstrate at least three liberal studies courses (either lower or upper level) during their previous university experience, will be required to take additional courses before graduation to bring their total liberal studies to at least three single-term courses (or equivalent).
  • Successful candidates may apply for up to seven single-term transfer credits based on their previous university studies.
Alternate/Equivalent Standing Required From Applicants Not Educated in the Province of Ontario

Applicants educated outside of Ontario must submit evidence of education equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 U or M courses. Ryerson reserves the right to be the final arbiter of what will be accepted on an equivalency basis. It is essential that program-specific subject requirements and grades for specific Ryerson programs form part of the academic background of applicants from outside Ontario, especially in the last two years of secondary school studies.

The number of applications we receive greatly exceeds the number of spaces available in each program and the possession of the minimum requirements in no way guarantees acceptance. Due to competition candidates may be required to present average/grades above the minimum.

Alternate/equivalent standing outlined below represent the minimum qualifications for admission consideration and are subject to change.

 

Canadian Provinces and Territories

 

 

International Baccalaureate
Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma must present grades of 4 or higher in three Higher Level and three Standard Level subjects with a grade total of 28 or higher. Subject to competition, applicants may be required to present averages/grades above the minimum.  View details:

 

American School System/
Advanced Placement

Graduation from Grade 12 of an academic program at an accredited secondary school with high academic standing including minimum B grades in the program specific subject prerequisites and a minimum B overall average. Subject to competition, applicants may be required to present averages/grades above the minimum. View details:

 

British-Patterned Education
Ryerson University will accept GCE A/AS Levels and GCSE O Levels, as well as the Cambridge Pre-University Certificates or Diploma. View details:

 

Other International Admission Credentials
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