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

Undeclared Science (First Year Studies Only)

Is It for You?

Choose this one-year entry option to explore three different areas of science: biology, chemistry and medical physics. Use this time to discover strengths and interests before applying to transfer to one of the three programs.

 Faculty
Faculty of Science

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: First-Year Studies Only

 Degree Earned

 Grade Range

 Non-Academic Requirements

 Non-Academic Requirements

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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.

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Come Experiment at the New Science Discovery Zone

"The Science Discovery Zone (SDZ) runs like a startup, and we view young innovators (students), mentors and industry partners as our customers (members). Our zone encourages collaboration among all members in order to innovate at an extraordinary pace."

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First-year Classes

  • Explore program transfer options by participating in the common first-year science community platform that shares introductory courses with the biology, chemistry and medical physics programs.
  • First-year studies include an introduction to the use of computers as scientific tools, an orientation course to support a successful transition to university and assistance for planning your degree completion.

Program Transfer

By February of second semester, choose and apply for the program you wish to pursue over the next three years. All of your completed courses will be credited to your new program.

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:

  • English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • Two of: Biology (SBI4U), Chemistry (SCH4U) or Physics (SPH4U)
  • The minimum grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 65-70% range) will be determined subject to competition.
  • Completion of all three science courses is recommended.

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

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