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Language and Intercultural Relations - BA (Hons)

Is it for you?

This unique program will teach you intercultural empathy, and help you understand and facilitate communication between cultures. The linguistic fluency and cultural intelligence you gain will prepare you to tackle challenges in varied sectors.

All students major in either French or Spanish. 

You can also choose one of three optional concentrations: 

  • Language and Cognition
  • Translation
  • Organizational Behaviour

In addition to your second language, you’ll graduate with competencies in research, analysis, leadership, and problem-solving, all of which are needed to enter and thrive in a global market and workforce.

This is one of 10 bachelor of arts programs that share a one-year foundation.

Program info

Faculty of Arts

Program format(s): 
Full time: 4 Year

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Grade range: 
Low 70s1


Experiential learning: 
Capstone course

Academic requirements

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 prerequisite 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 on the admission requirements page.

Tuition and fees range 2024-2025

For detailed fees information, visit tuition and fees by program.

Full-time format:

Ontario students: $7,239 - $7,264
Out-of-province students: $8,415 - $8,440
International students: $35,075 - $35,100

First-year courses

Here is a preview of first-year courses based on the available undergraduate calendar information.

1st Semester


  • LIR 100 Global Models in Intercultural Relations
  • SSH 205 Academic Writing and Research

REQUIRED GROUP 1: Two courses from Table I.

OPEN ELECTIVE: One Open Elective.

2nd Semester


REQUIRED GROUP 1: Two courses from Table I.

CORE ELECTIVE: One course from Table II.

OPEN ELECTIVE: One Open Elective.

Your future

Be ready to tackle challenges in sectors where language and culture specialists are in demand:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Translation
  • Public relations
  • Immigrant settlement
  • Social services
  • International relations, aid and development
  • Public administration
  • Community engagement
  • Urban development
  • Human resources
  • Speech therapy
  • Student recruitment
  • Graduate studies in anthropology, culture, French or Spanish studies, global issues, law, linguistics, immigration and settlement, international relations, media and culture studies, public management, speech-language therapy, public administration or business

Thinking of applying? Make sure the program is still accepting applications.

Student spotlight

Make the world your major

The ability to respond effectively to cultural diversity is an essential skill in the 21st century. We prepare our students to navigate cultural and social situations where you need to be culturally sensitive. Come and discover how you can make the world your major!

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  1. Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2024 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. TMU reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.


While every effort is made to ensure accuracy on this site, in the event of a discrepancy, TMU's current Undergraduate Calendar is the official reference.