Language and Intercultural Relations (BA (Hons))
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.
Full Time: Four Year
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
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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
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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:
You’ll 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 anthropology, culture, French or Spanish studies, global issues, law, linguistics, immigration and settlement, international relations, media and culture studies, public management, speech-language therapy, public administration or business.