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Language and Intercultural Relations (BA (Hons))

"In the multicultural city that we're in, in the multicultural university that we are in, students will be able to learn new skills in the classroom and apply them immediately in the environment and then in the field."

Marco Fiola, Chair
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Culture

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Is It for You?

This unique program will help you understand and facilitate communication between cultures. You can choose one of three concentrations: language and cognition, translation or organizational behaviour, or advanced skills in either French or Spanish. Intercultural empathy is the key to understanding today’s world while preparing for tomorrow, and the linguistic fluency and cultural intelligence you gain will prepare you to tackle challenges in varied sectors. In addition to your second language, you’ll graduate with competencies in research, analysis, leadership and problem-solving, all of which are needed to enter and thrive in a global market and workforce.

This is one of 10 bachelor of arts programs that share a one-year foundation.

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What You Need to Know

 Faculty
Faculty of Arts

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

 Grade Range
72-77%*

 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).

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.

After Graduation

You will be prepared to employ linguistic fluency and cultural intelligence to tackle challenges in sectors where language and culture specialists are in demand: business, education, translation or public relations; immigrant settlement, social services; international relations; public administration, community engagement or urban development. You may work as a teacher, human resources generalist, international aid and development officer, interpreter, speech therapist, business/sector development officer, international relations officer, public relations officer or student recruitment officer. You may also choose to pursue graduate studies in culture, French or Spanish studies, global issues, law, immigration and settlement, public management, speech-language therapy, public administration or business.

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