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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.

English (BA (Hons))

Is It for You?

Explore the ways that literature animates our experience of diverse identities, cultures and time periods. Engage with stories, poems, graphic novels, films, blogs and digital content to develop new perspectives on the complex relationships between the arts and life.

This is one of 10 bachelor of arts programs that share a one-year foundation. Double major options available after first year: English and history, or English and philosophy.

 Faculty
Faculty of Arts

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: 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.

"Ryerson English offers a very strong base in reading skills, writing skills that you can really apply to anything that you choose to follow. "

Graduate, English

Distinctive Learning

Research methodologies; critical analysis; writing for every mode and genre; student-led seminars; community projects; publication in campus journals; independent research and project options available. Practicum course offerings include experiential learning in creative writing, digital creation in a literary context or writing in the arts.

After Graduation

Enrich the cultural landscape and advance the art of communication in various forms and industries: writing, editing and publishing; public relations, advertising or media; business, cultural advocacy, government or teaching. Pursue graduate studies in English or in culture, the arts, print and media, library science, gender and global issues or law.

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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