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BA Honours in Political Science

Program Requirements

Honours in Political Science (60 credits)


credits from Core Program: Political Science


credits chosen from:

POLI 306 Classical Political Thought (3.00)
POLI 345 Contemporary Political Philosophy (3.00)
POLI 364 Hellenistic, Roman, Medieval Political Philosophy (3.00)
POLI 371 Early Modern Political Philosophy (3.00)
POLI 373 Late Modern Political Philosophy (3.00)
POLI 384 Principles of Political Theory (3.00)


credits chosen from:

POLI 390 Critical Perspectives on Modern Political Science (3.00)
POLI 392 Approaches to Social Science Inquiry (3.00)
POLI 393 Quantitative Research Methods (3.00)


credits of Political Science courses at the 300 or 400 level with a minimum of 12 credits at the 400 level, chosen from at least three of the following five groups:

Group 1: International Politics, Group 2: Comparative Politics, Group 3: Canadian and Quebec Politics, Group 4: Public Policy and Administration, Group 5: Political Theory



POLI 496 Honours Seminar (3.00)


  • Students seeking admission to the honours program may apply either for direct entry on the University application form or, once in the program, to the departmental honours advisor normally following the completion of 30 credits.
  • Students must apply to the departmental honours advisor for formal admission to either option of the honours program. Applications are due by May 15 for September admission and by November 15 for January admission. The number of places available in the Political Science Honours program is limited, and admission to the program is highly competitive. Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 to be eligible to apply. If admitted, they must maintain an assessment GPA of at least 3.5 to graduate with honours. In order to maintain honours status, students must obtain approval for their programs from the honours advisor each year, prior to registration.
  • Students are responsible for satisfying their particular degree requirements.

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