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Please note: updated grade ranges for 2019/2020 will be added to the program pages as they become available.

Professional Communication (BA (Hons))

Is It for You?

Explore the interaction of text, sound, image and design, and gain expertise in written, visual, digital and oral communication. Analyze audiences and target messages to promote organizations and build online communities that inform and persuade.

 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.

"It offered the opportunity for me to try out and experiment with a lot of different skills and different classes while being within the urban Toronto setting."

Second Year, Professional Communication

Distinctive Learning

Simulation activities; course-related solutions for existing industries or organizations; industry engagement, mentoring and exposure; ProCom Practicum Centre with touch-screen technology, HD webcams and conference microphones for collaboration; new media experimentation; TrendLab Hackathon with notable speakers and the chance to tackle a real-world problem; professional portfolio development; internships with organizations such as the Government of Ontario, Corus Entertainment, Flare magazine and ET Canada.

After Graduation

Explore traditional and new media in a range of business and professional contexts to develop communication expertise in the private sector, not-for-profit sector, public sector; corporate communications and public relations; event planning, website design, project management; public policy, research or health care. Pursue graduate studies in communication – such as Ryerson’s master of professional communication (MPC) – law, business, media and journalism, or public policy.

What You Need to Know

Domestic Fees Range: $7,049 - $7,770
International Fees Range: $27,284 - $27,904

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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