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English (BA (Hons))

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Is It for You?

The study of literature – including stories, poems, graphic novels, films and digital content – animates our experience of diverse identities, cultures and time periods. In this program, you’ll have access to independent research opportunities, community projects, campus journals and practicums in creative writing, digital creation in a literary context, or writing in the arts. You’ll graduate with superior writing skills, ready to enrich the cultural landscape and advance the art of communication in various forms and industries. 

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
70-76%*

 Non-Academic Requirements
None

 Experiential Learning
Co-op

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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 enrich the cultural landscape and advance the art of communication in various forms and industries including writing and publishing; advertising or media; business; cultural advocacy and advancement; government; and education. You may work as an editor, social media and community engagement strategist, ESL teacher, public relations officer, or grants officer. You may also choose to pursue graduate studies in English or in culture, the arts, print and media, library science, gender and global issues or law.

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