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Information for Students in British Columbia

General Admission Requirements

High school diploma with five academic Grade 12 courses. An acceptable Grade 12 English course is required for all programs. See below for program-specific subject requirements. Applicants are strongly encouraged to achieve as much academic breadth and depth as possible in their studies. 

All academic courses from the British Columbia core curriculum, external link, opens in new window will be accepted for admission, except as noted below. Other courses (e.g. locally developed courses) will be considered on a case-by-case basis at the time of assessment. Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses are acceptable. Career and workplace experience courses, co-op courses and challenge examinations will not be considered for admission purposes.

  • Active Living 12
  • Apprenticeship Mathematics 12
  • Art Metal and Jewellery 12
  • Automotive Technology 12
  • Child Development and Caregiving 12
  • Culinary Arts 12
  • Drafting 12
  • Electronics 12
  • Engine and Drivetrain 12
  • Engineering 12
  • Furniture and Cabinetry 12
  • Industrial Coding and Design 12
  • Machining and Welding 12
  • Mechatronics 12
  • Metalwork 12
  • Remotely Operated Vehicles and Drones 12
  • Robotics 12
  • Specialized Studies in Food 12
  • Specialized Science 12
  • Woodwork 12

*Career and workplace experience courses, co-op courses and challenge examinations will not be considered for admission purposes.

Note: The above list of unacceptable courses is subject to change. Additional courses may be added at Ryerson’s sole discretion.

Program-Specific Requirements

Faculty of Arts

Toronto Metrpolitan Degree Program

Program-Specific Requirements

Arts and Contemporary Studies, Criminology, English, Environment and Urban Sustainability, Geographic Analysis, History, Language and Intercultural Relations, Philosophy, Politics and Governance, Psychology, Sociology, Undeclared Arts (first-year studies only) One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12
International Economics and Finance One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; Calculus 12 or Pre-Calculus 12
Public Administration and Governance (part-time only) One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12

Faculty of Community Services

Toronto Metropolitan Degree Program

Program-Specific Requirements

Child and Youth Care, Social Work, Urban and Regional Planning One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12
Early Childhood Studies One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; One of the following math or science courses: Foundations of Math 11 or 12. Pre-Calculus 11 or 12, Geometry 12, Statistics 12, Calculus 12, Earth Sciences 11, Life Sciences 11, Chemistry 11 or 12, Environmental Science 11 or 12, Physics 11 or 12, Anatomy and Physiology 12, Geology 12, or other acceptable Grade 11 or 12 science course
Midwifery* One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; Anatomy and Physiology 12; Chemistry 12; An acceptable Grade 12 social science or humanities course
Nursing One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; Anatomy and Physiology 12; Chemistry 12; One of: Foundations of Math 11 or 12, Pre-Calculus 11 or 12, Geometry 12, Statistics 12, or Calculus 12
Nutrition and Food One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; Anatomy and Physiology 12; Chemistry 12
Occupational Health and Safety, Public Health One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; Anatomy and Physiology 12, or Chemistry 12

Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Toronto Metrpolitan Degree Program

Program-Specific Requirements

Architectural Science* One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; Physics 12; Calculus 12 or Pre-Calculus 12
Engineering [Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical Co-op, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, Undeclared (first-semester studies only)] One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; Calculus 12; Pre-Calculus 12; Physics 12; Chemistry 12

Faculty of Science

Toronto Metropolitan Degree Program

Program-Specific Requirements

Biomedical Sciences, Science [Biology, Chemistry, Medical Physics, Undeclared (first-year studies only)] One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; Calculus 12 or Pre-Calculus 12; Two of: Physics 12, Chemistry 12, or Anatomy and Physiology 12
Computer Science, Financial Mathematics, Mathematics and its Applications One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; Calculus 12; Pre-Calculus 12; One of: Physics 12, Chemistry 12, or Anatomy and Physiology 12

Ted Rogers School of Management

 Toronto Metrpolitan Degree Program

Program-Specific Requirements

Accounting & Finance One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; Calculus 12; Pre-Calculus 12
Business Management, Business Technology Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Retail Management One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; Calculus 12 (preferred) or Pre-Calculus 12

The Creative School

Toronto Metropolitan Degree Program

Program-Specific Requirements

Graphic Communications Management One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; One of: Foundations of Math 11 or 12, Pre-Calculus 11 or 12, Geometry 12, Statistics 12, or Calculus 12
Creative Industries, Fashion*, Image Arts* (Film Studies, Photography Studies), Performance* (Acting, Dance, Production), Professional Communication, Professional Music* One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12
Journalism, RTA School of Media (Media Production*, New Media*, Sport Media) English Studies 12 or English 12 First Peoples (Literary Studies 12 acceptable for New Media)
Interior Design* One of: English Studies 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Literary Studies 12; One of: Foundations of Math 11 or 12, Pre-Calculus 11 or 12, Geometry 12, Statistics 12, or Calculus 12; One academic Grade 12 course in art, art history, physics, history, world issues, economics, or other acceptable social science course

*These programs select students on the basis of grades plus non-academic criteria. Information, policies and procedures are accurate at the time of publication but are subject to change without prior notification. Updated: September 2020