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Arts and Contemporary Studies (BA (Hons))

"I graduated from the Arts and Contemporary Studies program, which allowed me to really have the flexibility of taking on, exploring and learning diverse subject matter."

Siddhartha
Ryerson Alumni, Arts and Contemporary Studies

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Is It for You?

This unique and customizable program in the humanities and social sciences provides students with the opportunity to specialize in fields such as anthropology, culture studies, diversity and equity studies, global studies, English, French, history or philosophy. You’ll learn critical analysis and research skills, and can participate in hands-on experiential learning opportunities such as team-based and community projects, an international exchange or a guaranteed fellowship. Your experiences both inside and outside of the classroom mean you’ll be ready to apply key insights from the past to solve the real-world problems of today and tomorrow.

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What You Need to Know

 Faculty
Faculty of Arts

 Program Format(s)
Four Year

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

 Grade Range
70-74%*

 Non-Academic Requirements
None

 Experiential Learning
Capstone course

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2020 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 2019/2020

Domestic Fees Range: $7,046 - $7,126
International Fees Range: $27,282 -  $27,627

For detailed fees information visit 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 pre-requisite 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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