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International Prerequisites by Faculty

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. Please note: Ryerson reserves the right to be the final arbiter of what will be accepted on an equivalency basis.

It is essential that subject prerequisite 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.

In most cases, subject prerequisites should be completed at the AP level and/or Grade 12 senior academic level (some exceptions apply).

Faculty of Arts

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
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) Grade 12 English
International Economics and Finance

Grade 12 English, senior-level math

 Calculus or pre-calculus preferred.

Faculty of Communication and Design

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
Graphic Communications Management

Grade 12 English, senior-level math

 Accounting and/or communications technology recommended, if available.

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)

Grade 12 English

 Recommended for Fashion: art/visual arts and sewing courses, if available.

Interior Design* Grade 12 English, senior-level math and one of senior-level visual arts, humanities, social sciences or physics

Faculty of Community Services

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
Child and Youth Care, Social Work Grade 12 English
Early Childhood Studies Grade 12 English and senior-level math or science (biology, chemistry or physics)
Midwifery*

Grade 12 English, senior-level chemistry and biology, and a senior-level social sciences or humanities

 Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents to be eligible for admission to this program.

Nursing Grade 12 English, senior-level biology, chemistry and math
Nutrition and Food Grade 12 English, senior-level chemistry and biology
Occupational Health and Safety, Public Health Grade 12 English and senior-level biology or chemistry
Urban and Regional Planning

Grade 12 English

 Grade 12/senior level courses in the social sciences, humanities, sciences and/or mathematics recommended.

Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
Engineering (Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical Co-op, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, Undeclared [first-semester studies only]) Grade 12 English, senior-level math with calculus, physics and chemistry
Architectural Science* Grade 12 English, physics and senior-level math with calculus

Faculty of Science

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
Biomedical Sciences, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Medical Physics, Undeclared [first-year studies only]) Grade 12 English, senior-level math with calculus, and two of biology, chemistry or physics
Computer Science Grade 12 English, senior-level math with calculus and one of physics, chemistry or biology
Financial Mathematics, Mathematics and its Applications Grade 12 English, senior-level math with calculus, and one of physics (recommended), biology or chemistry

Ted Rogers School of Management

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
Accounting & Finance Grade 12 English, senior-level math with calculus
Business Management, Business Technology Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Retail Management

Grade 12 English, senior-level math

 Calculus or pre-calculus preferred.

Prerequisite subjects should be presented at the GCE A Level; however, excellent AS Levels and GCSE/IGCSE/O Levels will be considered for some programs.

Faculty of Arts

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
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
International Economics and Finance English and math

Faculty of Communication and Design

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
Graphic Communications Management

English and math

 Accounting and/or communications technology recommended, if available.

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

 Recommended for Fashion: art/visual arts and sewing courses, if available.

Interior Design* English, math and one of visual arts, humanities, social sciences or physics

Faculty of Community Services

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
Child and Youth Care, Social Work English
Early Childhood Studies English and math or science (biology, chemistry or physics)
Midwifery*

English, biology and chemistry, and a social sciences or humanities

 Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents to be eligible for admission to this program.

Nursing English, biology, chemistry and math
Nutrition and Food English, chemistry and biology
Occupational Health and Safety, Public Health English, one of biology or chemistry
Urban and Regional Planning

English

 Grade 12/senior level courses in the social sciences, humanities, sciences and/or mathematics recommended.

Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
Engineering (Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical Co-op, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, Undeclared [first-semester studies only])

English, math, physics and chemistry

 Math and physics at the A Level are required.

Architectural Science* English, math and physics

Faculty of Science

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
Biomedical Sciences, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Medical Physics, Undeclared [first-year studies only]) English, math and two of biology, chemistry or physics
Computer Science English, math and one of physics, chemistry or biology
Financial Mathematics, Mathematics and its Applications English, math, one of physics (recommended), biology or chemistry

Ted Rogers School of Management

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
Accounting & Finance English and math
Business Management, Business Technology Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Retail Management English and math

Faculty of Arts

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
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) Anglais
International Economics and Finance
  • Anglais 
  • Spécialité mathématiques (Première and Terminale)
Public Administration and Governance (part-time only) Anglais

Faculty of Communication and Design

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
Graphic Communications Management
  • Anglais 
  • Spécialité mathématiques (Première or Terminale)
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) Anglais
Interior Design*
  • Anglais 
  • Spécialité mathématiques (Première or Terminale) 
  • One of Physique-chimie or a social science or humanities at either Première or Terminale

Faculty of Community Services

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
Child and Youth Care, Social Work, Urban and Regional Planning Anglais
Early Childhood Studies
  • Anglais 
  • One of: Spécialité mathématiques (Première or Terminale), Physique-chimie (Première or Terminale), Sciences de la vie et de la Terre (Première or Terminale), or Enseignement scientifique (Terminale)
Midwifery*
  • Anglais 
  • Physique-chimie (Première or Terminale) 
  • One of: Sciences de la vie et de la Terre  (Première or Terminale), or Enseignement scientifique (Terminale) 
  • A social science or humanities (Première or Terminale)
Nursing
  • Anglais 
  • Spécialité mathématiques (Première or Terminale)
  • Physique-chimie (Première or Terminale)
  • One of: Sciences de la vie et de la Terre  (Première or Terminale), or Enseignement scientifique (Terminale)
Nutrition and Food
  • Anglais 
  • Physique-chimie (Première or Terminale)
  • One of: Sciences de la vie et de la Terre (Première or Terminale), or Enseignement scientifique (Terminale)
Occupational Health and Safety, Public Health
  • Anglais 
  • One of: Physique-chimie (Première or Terminale), Sciences de la vie et de la Terre  (Première or Terminale), or Enseignement scientifique (Terminale)

Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
Engineering (Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical Co-op, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, Undeclared [first-semester studies only])
  • Anglais
  • Spécialité mathématiques (Première and Terminale)
  • Physique-chimie (Première or Terminale)
Architectural Science*
  • Anglais 
  • Spécialité mathématiques (Première and Terminale)
  • Physique-chimie (Première or Terminale)

Faculty of Science

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
Biomedical Sciences, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Medical Physics, Undeclared [first-year studies only])
  • Anglais 
  • Spécialité mathématiques (Première and Terminale)
  • Two sciences: Sciences de la vie et de la Terre (Première or Terminale) and Physique-chimie (Première or Terminale), or just Physique chimie (Première or Terminale)
Computer Science, Financial Mathematics, Mathematics and its Applications
  • Anglais 
  • Spécialité mathématiques (Première and Terminale)
  • One science: Sciences de la vie et de la Terre (Première or Terminale) or Physique chimie (Première or Terminale)

Ted Rogers School of Management

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
Accounting & Finance
  • Anglais 
  • Spécialité mathématiques (Première and Terminale)
Business Management, Business Technology Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Retail Management
  • Anglais 
  • Spécialité mathématiques (Première and Terminale) or Spécialité mathématiques (in Première) and Option mathématiques Complémentaire (in Terminale)

Prerequisites may be completed at the SL or HL, unless otherwise stated.

Legend - IB Math:

  • AA - Analysis and Approaches
  • AI - Applications and Interpretations

Faculty of Arts

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
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
International Economics and Finance English and math (AA HL or SL, or AI HL or SL)

Faculty of Communication and Design

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
Graphic Communications Management

English and math (AA HL or SL, or AI HL or SL)

 Accounting and/or communications technology recommended, if available. 

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

 Recommended for Fashion: art/visual arts and sewing courses, if available.

Interior Design* English, math (AA HL or SL, or AI HL or SL) and one of visual arts, humanities, social sciences or physics

Faculty of Community Services

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
Child and Youth Care, Social Work English
Early Childhood Studies English and math (AA HL or SL, or AI HL or SL) or science (biology, chemistry or physics)
Midwifery*

English, biology and chemistry, and a social sciences or humanities

 Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents to be eligible for admission to this program.

Nursing English, biology, chemistry and math (AA HL or SL, or AI HL or SL)
Nutrition and Food English, chemistry and biology
Occupational Health and Safety, Public Health English, one of biology or chemistry
Urban and Regional Planning

English

 Grade 12/senior level courses in the social sciences, humanities, sciences and/or mathematics recommended.

Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
Engineering (Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical Co-op, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, Undeclared [first-semester studies only])

English, math (AA HL or SL, or AI HL), physics and chemistry

 AI SL is not acceptable. 

Architectural Science* English, math (AA HL or SL, or AI HL or SL) and physics

Faculty of Science

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
Biomedical Sciences, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Medical Physics, Undeclared [first-year studies only]) English, math (AA HL or SL, or AI HL or SL), and two of biology, chemistry or physics
Computer Science

English, math (AA HL or SL, or AI HL) and one of physics, chemistry or biology

 AI SL is not acceptable.

Financial Mathematics, Mathematics and its Applications

English, math (AA HL or SL, or AI HL), one of physics (recommended), biology or chemistry

 AI SL is not acceptable.

Ted Rogers School of Management

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
Accounting & Finance

English and math (AA HL or SL, or AI HL)

 AI SL is not acceptable. 

Business Management, Business Technology Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Retail Management English and math (AA HL or SL, or AI HL or SL)

Faculty of Arts

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
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
International Economics and Finance

English and math

 Calculus or pre-calculus preferred.

Faculty of Communication and Design

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
Graphic Communications Management

English and math

 Accounting and/or communications technology recommended, if available. 

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

 Recommended for Fashion: art/visual arts and sewing courses, if available.

Interior Design* English, math and one of visual arts, humanities, social sciences or physics

Faculty of Community Services

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
Child and Youth Care, Social Work English
Early Childhood Studies English and math or science (biology, chemistry or physics)
Midwifery*

English, biology and chemistry, and a social sciences or humanities

 Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents to be eligible for admission to this program.

Nursing English, biology, chemistry and math
Nutrition and Food English, chemistry and biology
Occupational Health and Safety, Public Health English, one of biology or chemistry
Urban and Regional Planning

English

 Grade 12/senior level courses in the social sciences, humanities, sciences and/or mathematics recommended.

Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
Engineering (Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical Co-op, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, Undeclared [first-semester studies only]) English, math with calculus, physics and chemistry
Architectural Science* English, math with calculus and physics

Faculty of Science

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
Biomedical Sciences, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Medical Physics, Undeclared [first-year studies only]) English, math with calculus, and two of biology, chemistry or physics
Computer Science English, math with calculus and one of physics, chemistry or biology
Financial Mathematics, Mathematics and its Applications English, math with calculus and one of physics (recommended), biology or chemistry

Ted Rogers School of Management

Degree Program Subject Prerequisite
Accounting & Finance English and math with calculus
Business Management, Business Technology Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Retail Management

English and math

 Calculus or pre-calculus preferred.

Charts Legend:

*Applicants to these programs are selected on the basis of grades plus non-academic criteria. For program-specific details, visit our Undergraduate Programs page.

 Minimum Requirements and Basis of Admission:

See the Admission Requirements page for equivalent admission requirements, minimum averages required to establish eligibility for admission consideration and more. Ryerson receives more applications than spaces available. The averages/grades required for admission selection to each program are determined on the basis of competition each year.

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