Political Science Minor with a BA/BSc
Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Science (BSc) degree, with a minor in Political Science:
This program allows students to specialize in political science while majoring in a complementary arts or science discipline.
What Courses Do You Need for a Minor in Political Science?
In addition to completing the Faculty’s Basic Requirements for a BA (or BSc), and any requirements related to one’s major area of specialization, all students minoring in political science must meet the following program requirements:
Political science minors must complete at least 15 course weights of senior-level political science courses. (Senior-level courses are those offered at the 200 level and above).
The 15 course weights must include the following:
At least 6 course weights from the following:
POL S 210 (History of Political Thought)*6
POL S 220 (Canadian National Government and Politics)*6
POL S 230 (Intro to Comparative Politics: Global North)*3
POL S 240 (Intro to Comparative Politics: Global South)*3
POL S 260 (International Relations)*6
At least 6 course weights at the 300 and 400 level.
Suggestions for Completing the Minor:
First-year students: Take POL S 101. This introductory course is a prerequisite for 200-level courses in political science.
Second-year students: Take at least 6 course weights from the list of 200-level courses provided above. In particular, be sure to take the 200-level courses that interest you most because these "core courses" are the prerequisites for 300- and 400-level course in their respective subfields.
Third- and fourth-year students: Complete at least 6 course weights at the 300 and 400 level.
Note: Students in unique situations—such as transfer students—should speak with the Undergraduate Chair for advice about fulfilling program requirement.
Dr. Ian Urquhart
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