University of Guelph

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Culture and Technology Studies

University of Guelph

Faculty:College of Arts
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,616
International: $32,598

The total tuition and fees for the Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 semesters.


The CTS major offers students in the College of Arts a unique and flexible program of study with which to explore the role of culture and creativity in an increasingly technological world, using technologies themselves as part of the process. It emerges from the insight that technology is inextricably linked to human experience, culture, and society. Students in CTS will tackle the complex relationships among power, digital knowledge, digital cultures, the representation of data, and the ethical questions surrounding the development, deployment, and accessibility of technological objects and processes. CTS builds an understanding of the digital mediation of cultural processes and the role humans play in technological work. CTS majors learn digital methods for intervening in the contemporary world as versatile creators, curators, communicators, and citizens.

The CTS Co-op program provides an integrated academic/work experience for students with co-operating employer organizations. Students in the program complete 3-4 work terms while fulfilling the requirements of their CTS major.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80 to 83
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
Applicants are required to have English (ENG4U), and 5 additional 4U or 4M courses.

Students applying to the University directly from high school will be considered for admission to Co-op. Normally, a minimum average of 80% is required for consideration, but exact cut-offs are determined by the quantity and quality of the applicant pool as well as space available in each program. All students, including International applicants, are encouraged to explore Co-operative Education as an option.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 89] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70]
Application Notes : To view all accepted English language proficiency standardized tests, please visit:

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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