Honours BA Political Science

The Honours Political Science program consists of 20.0 credits, of which at least 14.0 must be at the senior level. The program must contain at least 11.0 but no more than 13.0 credits in Political Science, including:

Required PO Courses:
PO101, PO102, PO217, PO218, PO235 and PO236 (or approved equivalents - refer to Note 2).

1.0 Field Requirement credit from: PO220 and PO221, PO231 and PO232, PO263 and PO264.

1.0 Canadian credit from: PO263, PO264, PO312, PO313, PO315/NO315, PO316, PO334, PO345, PO347, PO360, PO371, PO373, PO374, PO380, PO431, PO432, PO433, PO452 and PO465. Some special topics courses (PO310, PO311, PO497 and PO498) may also fulfil this requirement; consult the department.)

0.5 Area Studies credit from: PO318, PO319, PO369 and PO370.
1.0 300-level credit.
1.0 400-level credit (other than PO478* and PO479* - refer to Note 2)

Degree Program Electives: An additional 9.0 credits toward the degree total of 20.0 credits, only 5.0 of which can be at the 100 level and only 2.0 PO credits.

Additional Information
Program Notes

  1. PO263 and PO264 may be used to fulfil both the Field and Canadian requirements.
  2. Students must receive a grade of 8.0 (B) in two 300-level PO courses as a prerequisite for all 400-level PO courses.
  3. Honours Political Science students may take a maximum of two 400-level seminars; the department recommends only one per semester.
  4. Students wishing to receive a BA with designation in Political Science may, if they meet all other requirements for an Honours BA in Political Science, substitute 2.0 credits at the 300 level for the Honours BA requirement of 1.0 credit at the 300 level and 1.0 credit at the 400 level.
  5. Refer to the University Regulations chapter for progression and course regulations and the earlier section regarding Regulations for All Honours Programs.