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Sociology (BA)

Is It for You?

Explore society and the promise of, and resistance to, social change. Learn about power and inequalities and movements for equity and social justice. Critically understand social media, cities and their challenges, immigration and belonging, and Indigenous perspectives.

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

 Grade Range
77-80%*

 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.

"In our classrooms, we deal with a lot of current issues and there's almost always a student who is directly connected with almost any issue."

Alan Sears
Interim Chair and faculty, Sociology

Distinctive Learning

International and community engagement; small group training in advanced research methods; focus on the city; thesis option; capstone bridging course.

After Graduation

Apply specialized knowledge of how we shape society and how it structures our lives. Work in fields that emphasize people, communities, cultural diversity, communication skills and analytical reasoning in government, community organizations, labour-management relations, human resources, public relations, marketing, education, media analysis and the arts. Complete graduate studies in sociology or related fields or pursue a professional program in education, business or law.

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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