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Information for Students in Nova Scotia

General Admission Requirements

High School Diploma with five Academic or Advanced 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.

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)

English 12

International Economics and Finance

English 12; Calculus 12 or Pre-Calculus 12

Public Administration and Governance (part-time only)

English 12

Faculty of Communication and Design

Graphic Communications Management

English 12; One of: Math 11 or 12, Pre-Calculus 11 or 12, or Calculus 12

Creative Industries, Fashion*, Image Arts* (Film Studies, Photography Studies), Journalism, Performance* (Acting, Dance, Production), Professional Communication, Professional Music*, RTA School of Media (Media Production*, New Media*, Sport Media)

English 12

Interior Design*

English 12; One of: Math 11 or 12, Pre-Calculus 11 or 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

English 12

Early Childhood Studies

English 12; One of the following math or science courses: Math 11 or 12, Pre-Calculus 11 or 12, or Calculus 12; Biology 11 or 12, Chemistry 11 or 12, Physics 11 or 12, or other acceptable Grade 11 or 12 science course

Midwifery*

English 12; Biology 12; Chemistry 12; An acceptable Grade 12 social science or humanities course

Nursing

English 12; Biology 12; Chemistry 12; One of: Math 11 or 12, Pre-Calculus 11 or 12, or Calculus 12

Nutrition and Food

English 12; Biology 12; Chemistry 12

Occupational Health and Safety, Public Health

English 12; Biology 12 or Chemistry 12

Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Architectural Science*

English 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)]

English 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)]

English 12; Calculus 12 or Pre-Calculus 12; Two of: Physics 12, Chemistry 12, or Biology 12

Computer Science, Financial Mathematics, Mathematics and its Applications

English 12; Calculus 12; Pre-Calculus 12; One of: Physics 12, Chemistry 12, or Biology 12

Ted Rogers School of Management

Accounting & Finance

English 12; Calculus 12; Pre-Calculus 12

Business Management, Business Technology Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Retail Management

English 12; Calculus 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 (Calculus 12, Calculus AP [AB/BC], or locally-developed Calculus preferred)

*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