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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.

Language and Intercultural Relations (BA (Hons))

Is It for You?

Acquire the linguistic, cultural and leadership competencies needed to enter and thrive in a global market and workforce. Understand and facilitate communication among and within cultures. Deepen self-awareness to achieve intercultural empathy: grasp how others see the world, embrace difference and value diverse world views. Understand today’s world while preparing for tomorrow.

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


 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.

"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

Distinctive Learning

Three professional concentrations: language and cognition, translation, and organizational behaviour. Develop leadership skills; strategies to solve problems; research and analysis; real-world writing, reading, speaking and listening experience with a focus on either French or Spanish.

After Graduation

Employ linguistic fluency and cultural intelligence to tackle challenges in sectors where language and culture specialists are in demand: human resource management; business, education or translation; immigrant settlement, social services; public administration, community development or urban development. Pursue graduate studies in culture, French or Spanish studies, global issues, law, immigration and settlement, public management, speech-language therapy, public administration or business.

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).

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

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