Undeclared Arts (First Year Studies Only)
Part of the Faculty of Arts
- Full-Time, First-Year Studies Only
Ontario Secondary School Students:
2017 Grade Range for Admission / Wait List Consideration: 79-84%+*
Prepare for your career and for life with the unique strengths that come from a social sciences and humanities education: sharp social perception, research capabilities, creative thinking, problem-solving abilities and communication skills. Your liberal arts education at Ryerson will feature practical, relevant learning to make you well-rounded, informed and highly employable. You will learn about traditional and contemporary ideas and theories, and how complex philosophies apply in professional and personal contexts.
This program selects students on the basis of academic achievement/grades only. Additional non-academic requirements are not required for admission consideration.
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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2018 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 2018/2019
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).
Undeclared Arts is an entry option only. By February of your second semester, you must indicate which one of the ten programs you wish to pursue. All program transfers are considered on a competitive basis and are subject to program capacity.
Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
The program transfer options for Undeclared Arts students are: Criminology, English, Environment and Urban Sustainability, Geographic Analysis, History, Language and Intercultural Relations, Philosophy, Politics and Governance, Psychology, and Sociology. Because these ten programs share a common one-year foundation, all of the courses completed in Undeclared Arts are credited to the student's program of choice.
- Students who have already decided which of the ten programs they are interested in should apply to those programs directly, and should consult the relevant pages of the Undergraduate Calendar for program details.
- Students who are completing, or have already completed post-secondary studies, must apply to one of the ten programs (Criminology, English, Environment and Urban Sustainability, Geographic Analysis, History, Language and Intercultural Relations, Philosophy, Politics and Governance, Psychology, and Sociology). Transfer credit/advanced standing cannot be granted for the Undeclared Arts Option.