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Please note: 2019/2020 tuition ranges and program course calendar links will be added to the program pages as they become available.

Occupational Health and Safety (BASc)

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Is It for You?

Create the safest possible workplaces in the only university program of its kind in Canada. Help prevent injury and illness by anticipating, evaluating and controlling physical, biological, chemical and other hazards. Draw on specialized knowledge to develop and implement initiatives that improve health, safety and well-being in work environments across every sector.

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year; Five-Year Co-op; Two-Year Option for University Graduates

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Applied Science

 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.

Coming soon: the Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex is designed to be a welcoming and inclusive home for living and learning. The academic and administrative podium will be the new home of the School of Occupational and Public Health.

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Distinctive Learning

Co-operative education option with paid work experience; laboratory testing and analysis; workplace visits; presentations and seminars; independent research project.

After Graduation

Achieve board certifications or professional designations such as Canadian registered safety professional, registered occupational hygienist, certified industrial hygienist or certified safety professional and improve health and safety. Impact a variety of areas such as manufacturing, education, transportation, forestry; law enforcement, construction and trade; health and safety evaluation, training and monitoring services; health and safety consultation, occupational hygiene; senior-level policy or program management. Pursue further education in areas such as industrial hygiene, disability management or ergonomics.

What You Need to Know

Domestic Fees Range: $7,703 - $8,289
International Fees Range: $25,926 - $25,958

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:

  • English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • One of: Chemistry (SCH4U) or Biology (SBI4U)
  • The minimum grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 60-70% range) will be determined subject to competition.

Note: Applicants with a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university will not be considered for admission to the four-year degree program.

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

  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university including three (lower or upper level) Liberal Studies courses. Applicants must have as part of their degree (or other post-secondary education) credit for at least a single-term course in each of chemistry and organic chemistry (equivalent to CHY 104 and CHY 152).


  • An applicant whose degree does not include credit for at least a single-term course (equivalent to PCS 106 or ENH 222), in each of physics and microbiology will be required to successfully pass PCS 106 and/or ENH 222 before beginning the third semester of the option
  • Applicants who cannot demonstrate at least three liberal studies courses (either lower or upper level) during their previous university experience, will be required to take additional courses before graduation to bring their total liberal studies to at least three single-term courses (or equivalent).
  • Successful candidates may apply for up to seven single-term transfer credits based on their previous university studies.

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