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Please note: 2019/2020 tuition amounts and updated grade ranges will be added to the program pages as they become available.

Arts and Contemporary Studies (BA (Hons))

Is It for You?

Apply key insights from the past to solve the real-world problems of today and tomorrow. Customize a unique program in the humanities and social sciences with the opportunity to specialise in the interdisciplinary fields of anthropology studies, culture studies, diversity and equity studies, global studies or Inquiry and Invention. Or, pursue disciplinary studies in English, French, history, or philosophy.

 Faculty
Faculty of Arts

 Program Format(s)
Four Year

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

 Grade Range

 Non-Academic Requirements

 Co-Op Option

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2019 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.

"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."

Ryerson Alumni, Arts and Contemporary Studies

Distinctive Learning

Modern communication strategies; critical analysis; hands-on research projects; conflict mediation; team learning; community projects; international exchange and guaranteed fellowship opportunities.

After Graduation

Understand the significant ideas that have shaped the world and draw connections across disciplines to make contributions to media, entertainment, education, non-profits; arts and public service sectors, business, communications; intercultural relations, mediation, cultural and consumer advocacy, public relations, advertising. Or, pursue teachers’ college, law school or graduate studies in various disciplines.

What You Need to Know

Domestic Fees Range: $7,641 - $7,856
International Fees Range: $25,989 - $26,039

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

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.

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