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Arts and Contemporary Studies (BA (Hons))

"Humanities research, and literature in particular, allows us an entryway into the lives of other people."

Nima Naghibi
Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts

Is It for You?

This unique and customizable program in the humanities and social sciences provides students with the opportunity to specialize in fields including Anthropology, Culture Studies, Diversity and Equity Studies, Global Studies, English, French, History, Inquiry and Invention or Philosophy. You’ll learn critical analysis and research skills and can participate in research, team-based and community projects, an international exchange or a guaranteed fellowship. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to apply key insights from the past to solve the real-world problems of today and tomorrow.

 Faculty
Faculty of Arts

 Program Format(s)
Four Year

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

 Grade Range
70-72%+*

 Non-Academic Requirements
None

 Experiential Learning
Capstone course

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2021 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.

Tuition and Fees 2021/2022

Domestic Fees Range: $7,035 - $7,103
International Fees Range: $30,010 - $30,413

For detailed fees information visit Tuition and Fees by Program.

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 prerequisite 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)

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

After Graduation

Students graduate from this program understanding the significant ideas that have shaped the world. You’ll be able to draw connections across disciplines and make contributions to media, entertainment, education, non-profits; arts and public service sectors, business, communications; intercultural relations, mediation; cultural and consumer advocacy, community engagement, public relations, design and advertising. You may work as a human resource coordinator, diversity and inclusion program coordinator, policy analyst, business consultant, archaeological field technician or design researcher. You may also choose to pursue teachers’ college, law school or graduate studies in various disciplines.

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