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Politics and Governance (BA (Hons))

Is It for You?

What is the role of government in society and how does that role relate to social justice, democracy, citizenship and human rights? Who decides local, national and international goals, priorities, policy directions and actions? How are decisions reached and conflicts resolved? These are some of the foundational questions pursued in the study of politics and governance. The answers to these critical questions help society navigate our increasingly complex world.

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
75-80%*

 Non-Academic Requirements
None

 Co-op Option
No

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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.

Women in the House Program at Ryerson University

Would you like a first-hand opportunity to meet with a Member of Parliament and find out what it’s like to be a politician in Canada? If yes, then this new initiative is for you! This program will provide Arts students who identify as female with the opportunity to travel to Ottawa where you will shadow an MP, tour key political sites, and network with politicians, professors, and other students.

Learn more about the Women in the House Pilot Program

Distinctive Learning

In-class simulations; community projects; research design and analysis; workplace readiness skills; international exchange programs; field experience and placement opportunities.

After Graduation

Use knowledge and skills to critically analyze and address our social, economic, environmental and governmental challenges. Work for government, non-profit or private companies; evaluate legal, policy, management and governance questions; and effect change in local, national or international organizations. Pursue further studies or graduate work in law, education, social science, political science, public administration, public policy, public management, business or third (non-profit) sector studies

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 preferred).

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

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