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Grade ranges and fall 2019 admissions requirements will be posted in August 2018. Please use the following information as a guide until that time. Thank you!

Geographic Analysis (BA)

Part of the Faculty of Arts

Program Overview


  • Full-Time, Four-Year

Degree Earned: Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Ontario Secondary School Students:
2017 Grade Range for Admission / Wait List Consideration
: 70-74%

Understanding the complex connections people have with their natural and built environments and the ability to synthesize these connections is the focus of geographers. This understanding is helped using state-of-the-art technology in geographic information systems (GIS) to provide real-world solutions to issues surrounding business intelligence, retail location, real estate development, urban growth, public health, climate change or environmental protection. Training in geotechnology and expertise in one or several areas of geographical study make graduates of the program well-rounded academics, ready for the professional workplace.

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This program selects students on the basis of academic achievement/grades only. Additional non-academic requirements are not required for admission consideration.

*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2018 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 2018/2019

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

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Admission 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.

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