Admission Requirements

POL Specialist, Major and Minor

The Specialist, Major and Minor programs in Political Science are Type 2 programs. Students may request these programs on the SWS after completing at least four full-course equivalents and fulfilling the admission requirements.

There are two request periods for Type 2 programs. Students who complete the required courses during the 2016-2017 fall-winter sessions, may request the program during the first request period: April 1 – May 17, 2016. Results of these requests will be available on the SWS beginning July 4, 2016. Students who have been given an INVITE status on ROSI must accept the program bt August 3, 2016. Students who fail to accept the Subject POSt before August 3rd will forfeit their status and must re-apply during the second request period.

Students who complete the required courses during the 2016 summer session, may request the program during the second request period: July 4 – August 28, 2016. Results of these requests will be available on the SWS beginning September 17, 2016. Students who have been given an INVITE status on ROSI must accept the program before September 25, 2016. Students who fail to accept the Subject POSt by September 25, 2016 will forfeit their status and must re-apply as of April 1, 2017.

Students transferring between POL programs must complete the program change on the SWS by the deadline specified for the two request periods.

Students will have to meet the following requirements in order to be invited to the Minor program in Political Science.

Applying after first year (or four full courses or the equivalent)

Must obtain a minimum grade of 65% in one full POL course or the equivalent in half courses.

Students will have to meet the following requirements in order to be invited to the Specialist or Major programs in Political Science.

Applying after first year (or four full courses or the equivalent)

Must obtain a mark of at least 67% in POL 101Y or POL 200Y or one full POL course or the equivalent in half courses.

Applying after second year (or eight full courses or the equivalent)

Must obtain a mark of at least 70% in any two full POL courses or the equivalent in half courses.