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Information for Students in British Columbia

General Admission Requirements

High school diploma with five academic Grade 12 courses.

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses will be considered where presented. Please note that career and workplace experience courses, co-op courses and challenge examinations will not be considered for admission purposes.

  • Child Development and Caregiving 12
  • Specialized Studies in Food 12
  • Art Metal and Jewellery 12
  • Automotive Technology 12
  • Drafting 12
  • Electronics 12
  • Engine and Drivetrain 12
  • Engineering 12
  • Furniture and Cabinetry 12
  • Industrial Coding and Design 12
  • Machining and Welding 12
  • Mechatronics 12
  • Metalwork 12
  • Remotely Operated Vehicles and Drones 12
  • Robotics 12
  • Apprenticeship Mathematics 12
  • Woodwork 12
  • Active Living 12

Please note that other locally-developed and previous curriculum courses may not be acceptable and will be assessed on a course-by-course basis.

Program-Specific Requirements

Ryerson Degree Program

Program-Specific Requirements

Faculty of Arts

Arts and Contemporary Studies, Criminology, English, Environment and Urban Sustainability, Geographic Analysis, History, Language and Intercultural Relations, Philosophy, Politics and Governance, Psychology, Sociology, Undeclared Arts (first-year studies only) One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12
International Economics and Finance One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; Calculus 12 or Pre-Calculus 12
Public Administration and Governance (part-time only) One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12

Faculty of Communication and Design

Graphic Communications Management One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; One of: Foundations of Math 11 or 12, Pre-Calculus 11 or 12, Geometry 12, Statistics 12, or Calculus 12
Creative Industries, Fashion*, Image Arts* (Film Studies, Photography Studies), Performance* (Acting, Dance, Production), Professional Communication, Professional Music* One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12
Journalism, RTA School of Media (Media Production*, New Media*, Sport Media) English Studies 12 or English 12 First Peoples (Literary Studies 12 acceptable for New Media)
Interior Design* One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; One of: Foundations of Math 11 or 12, Pre-Calculus 11 or 12, Geometry 12, Statistics 12, or Calculus 12; One academic Grade 12 course in art, art history, physics, history, world issues, economics, or other acceptable social science course

Faculty of Community Services

Child and Youth Care, Social Work, Urban and Regional Planning One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12
Early Childhood Studies One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; One of the following math or science courses: Foundations of Math 11 or 12. Pre-Calculus 11 or 12, Geometry 12, Statistics 12, Calculus 12, Earth Sciences 11, Life Sciences 11, Chemistry 11 or 12, Environmental Science 11 or 12, Physics 11 or 12, Anatomy and Physiology 12, Geology 12, or other acceptable Grade 11 or 12 science course
Midwifery* One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; Anatomy and Physiology 12; Chemistry 12; An acceptable Grade 12 social science or humanities course
Nursing One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; Anatomy and Physiology 12; Chemistry 12; One of: Foundations of Math 11 or 12, Pre-Calculus 11 or 12, Geometry 12, Statistics 12, or Calculus 12
Nutrition and Food One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; Anatomy and Physiology 12; Chemistry 12
Occupational Health and Safety, Public Health One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; Anatomy and Physiology 12, or Chemistry 12

Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Architectural Science* One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; Physics 12; Calculus 12 or Pre-Calculus 12
Engineering [Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical Co-op, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, Undeclared (first-semester studies only)] One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; Calculus 12; Pre-Calculus 12; Physics 12; Chemistry 12

Faculty of Science

Biomedical Sciences, Science [Biology, Chemistry, Medical Physics, Undeclared (first-year studies only)] One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; Calculus 12 or Pre-Calculus 12; Two of: Physics 12, Chemistry 12, or Anatomy and Physiology 12
Computer Science, Financial Mathematics, Mathematics and its Applications One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; Calculus 12; Pre-Calculus 12; One of: Physics 12, Chemistry 12, or Anatomy and Physiology 12

Ted Rogers School of Management

Accounting & Finance One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; Calculus 12; Pre-Calculus 12
Business Management, Business Technology Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Retail Management One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; Calculus 12 (preferred) or Pre-Calculus 12

*These programs select students on the basis of grades plus non-academic criteria. Information, policies and procedures are accurate at the time of publication but are subject to change without prior notification. Updated: September 2020