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Politics and Governance (BA (Hons))
Is It for You?
The study of politics and governance questions the role of government in society and how it relates to social justice, democracy, citizenship and human rights; who decides local, national and international policy; and how decisions are reached and conflicts resolved. This program offers in-class simulations, community projects, research design and analysis, field experience and placement opportunities, in addition to international exchange programs. You’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to critically analyze and address our social, economic, environmental and governmental challenges, and help society navigate our increasingly complex world.
This is one of 10 bachelor of arts programs that share a one-year foundation.
Double major options available after first year: Politics and Governance and Criminology, Politics and Governance and History, or Politics and Governance and Sociology.
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 will use knowledge and skills to critically analyze and address our social, economic, environmental and governmental challenges. You may choose to work for the government, non-profit agencies or private companies in strategy, analysis or development roles; evaluate legal, management and governance questions; and effect change in local, national or international organizations. You may work as a policy analyst, public relations officer, issues manager, political analyst, speech writer, political/campaign strategist, compliance officer, constituency manager, communications officer, or partnerships consultant. You can also 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.