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Transferability Guidelines

As an Undeclared Arts student, you must apply in second semester to transfer to one of the following programs: Criminology, English, Environment and Urban Sustainability, Geographic Analysis, History, Language & Intercultural Relations, Philosophy, Politics and Governance, Psychology or Sociology or to any one of the double major programs - English and History; English and Philosophy; History and Philosophy. No student can remain Undeclared past second semester.

Transfer applications are available from the Undeclared Arts office and must be submitted to the office by February 2nd of second semester. All program transfers are considered on a competitive basis and are subject to program capacity.

Curriculum information for each of these programs may be found in the 2017-2018 calendar.  

Criminology

Students must have successfully completed CRM 100 in order to transfer to Criminology for the Fall term of their second year of studies. It is strongly recommended that students complete both CRM 100 and CRM 102 in first year. Transfer applications are considered on a competitive basis subject to space availability. Students intending to transfer to Criminology for second year are encouraged to present a cumulative grade point average of 2.67 (B -) in their first semester studies at Ryerson to maximize their chances for consideration, subject to competition and available second-year spaces. Possession of the minimum cumulative grade point average does not guarantee program transfer.

English

You must successfully complete ENG 110 in order to transfer to English for the Fall term of your second year of studies. It is strongly recommended that you complete both ENG 110 and ENG 208 during first year. 

English and History Double Major

You must successfully complete ENG 110 and one HIS course numbered between HIS 100 and HIS 399 (or HIS 461, HIS 462 or HIS 490) to transfer to the English and History Double Major.  It is strongly recommended that, in first year, students complete both ENG 110 and ENG 208 as well as two HIS courses numbered between HIS 100 and HIS 399 (or HIS 461, HIS 462 or HIS 490).

English and Philosophy Double Major

You must successfully complete ENG 110 and one of PHL 101, PHL 201, PHL 333, or PHL 366 to transfer to the English and Philosophy Double Major.  It is strongly recommended that, in first year, students complete both ENG 110 and ENG 208 as well as two of PHL 101, PHL 201, PHL 333, and PHL 366.

Environment and Urban Sustainability

You must successfully complete EUS 102 or EUS 202 in order to transfer to Environment and Urban Sustainability for the Fall term of your second year of studies. It is strongly recommended that you complete both EUS 102 and EUS 202 in first year.

Geographic Analysis

You must successfully complete GEO 131 or GEO 151 in order to transfer to Geographic Analysis for the Fall term of your second year of studies. It is strongly recommended that you complete both GEO 131 and GEO 151 in first year.

History

You must successfully complete one HIS course numbered between HIS 100 and HIS 399 (or HIS 461, HIS 462 or HIS 490) to transfer to History for the Fall term of your second year of studies. It is strongly recommended that you complete two HIS course numbered between HIS 100 and HIS 399 (or HIS 461, HIS 462 or HIS 490) in first year.

History and Philosophy Double Major

You must successfully complete one HIS course numbered between HIS 100 and HIS 399 (or HIS 461, HIS 462 or HIS 490) as well as one of PHL 101, PHL 201, PHL 333, and PHL 366 to transfer to the History and Philosophy Double Major.  It is strongly recommended that, in first year, students complete two HIS course numbered between HIS 100 and HIS 399 (or HIS 461, HIS 462 or HIS 490) as well as two of PHL 101, PHL 201, PHL 333, or PHL 366.

Language and Intercultural Relations

Students must successfully complete LIR 100 in order to transfer to Language and Intercultural Relations for the Fall term of their second year of studies. It is strongly recommended that students complete both LIR 100 and a FRE or SPN course above the 101 level in first year.

Philosophy

You must successfully complete one of PHL 101, PHL 201, PHL 333, or PHL 366 in order to transfer to Philosophy for the Fall term of your second year of studies. It is strongly recommended that you complete two of PHL 101, PHL 201, PHL 333 and PHL 366 in the first year.

Politics and Governance

You must have successfully completed POG 100 and POG 110 in order to transfer to Politics and Governance for the Fall term of your second year of studies. It is strongly recommended that you complete both POG 100 and POG 110 during your first year.

Psychology

Students must have successfully completed PSY 102 in order to transfer to Psychology for the Fall term of their second year of studies. It is strongly recommended that students complete both PSY 102 and PSY 202 in first year. Transfer applications are considered on a competitive basis subject to space availability. Students intending to transfer to Psychology for second year are encouraged to present a cumulative grade point average of 2.67 (B -) in their first semester studies at Ryerson to maximize their chances for consideration, subject to competition and available second-year spaces. Possession of the minimum cumulative grade point average does not guarantee program transfer.

Sociology

You must successfully completed SOC 105 in order to transfer to Sociology for the Fall term of your second year of studies. It is strongly recommended that you complete both SOC 105 and SOC 107 in first year.

Applying for Transfer to Another Ryerson Program?

  • If you decide to apply for transfer to a Ryerson program other than one of the nine programs listed above, you must apply online through Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment and pay the application fee. Your application will be considered only if you fulfill the admission requirements for your program of choice and only if openings exist in that program. For application deadlines, see  Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment.
  • There is no guarantee that you will be able to transfer to another program. Students requesting a transfer will compete with all other candidates for admission and consideration is subject to space.
  • Given that there is no guarantee that you will able to transfer to another Ryerson program, you must also submit to the Undeclared Arts program office a transfer application to one of the nine programs listed above