Admission Requirements

POL Specialist, Major and Minor

The Specialist, Major and Minor programs in Political Science are Limited enrolment programs. Students may request these programs on ACORN after completing at least 4.0 credits and fulfilling the admission requirements.

There are two request periods for Limited programs. Please see details on the Faculty of Arts and Science website.

First Request Period

  • Students who complete the required courses during the 2021-2022 fall/winter session, may request the program between March 1 to April 29, 2022.
  • Results of these requests will be available on ACORN beginning April 30, 2022.
  • Students who have been given an INVITE status on ACORN must accept the program by July 8, 2022.
  • Students who fail to accept the Subject POSt before July 8th will forfeit their status and must re-apply during the second request period.

Second Request Period

  • Students who complete the required courses during the 2022 summer session, may request the program between July 9 and August 23, 2022.
  • Results of these requests will be available on ACORN beginning August 23, 2022.
  • Students who have been given an INVITE status on ACORN must accept the program before September 21, 2022.
  • Students who fail to accept the Subject POSt by September 21, 2022 will forfeit their status and must re-apply as of March 1,2023.

Students transferring between the POL Minor and Major/Specialist programs must complete the program change on ACORN by the deadline specified for the two request periods.

Students switching between the POL Major and Specialist programs can use the “CHANGE” feature on ACORN to switch programs. The change option will be available from March 1 to April 29, 2022 and from July 9 to August 23, 2022.

Enrolment Requirements: Political Science Minor (ASMIN2015)

This is a limited enrolment program. Students must have completed 4.0 credits and meet the requirements listed below to enrol. 

Completed Courses (with minimum grades):

The following courses with the stated minimum grades are required for students who have completed 4.0 to 8.5 credits:

  • 1.0 credit from POL101H1, POL106H1, POL107H1, POL109H1 with a grade of 65% in each; or
  • 0.5 credit from POL101H1, POL106H1, POL107H1, POL109H1 with a grade of 65%, and 0.5 credit from POL 193H, POL194H1, POL195H1, POL196H1, POL197H1, POL198H1, MUN101H1, MUN102H1, TRN151Y1, TRN160Y1, TRN162Y1, TRN172Y1, VIC110H1, VIC121H1, VIC167H1, VIC168H1, VIC181H1, VIC183H1, VIC184H1, VIC185H1, WDW151H1, WDW152H1 with a grade of 65%

For students who have completed 9.0 or more credits:

  • 1.0 credit in POL, JPA, JPF, JPI, JPR, JPS, or JRA courses (excluding POL193H1, POL194H1, POL195H1, POL196H1, POL197H1, POL198H1) with a grade of 65% in each; or
  • 0.5 credit from POL, JPA, JPF, JPI, JPR, JPS, or JRA courses (excluding POL193H1, POL194H1, POL195H1, POL196H1, POL197H1, POL198H1) with a grade of 65%, and 0.5 credit from POL193H1, POL194H1, POL195H1, POL196H1, POL197H1, POL198H1, MUN101H1, MUN102H1, TRN151Y1, TRN160Y1, TRN162Y1, TRN172Y1, VIC110H1, VIC121H1, VIC167H1, VIC168H1, VIC181H1, VIC183H1, VIC184H1, VIC185H1, WDW151H1, WDW152H with a grade of 65%

Enrolment Requirements: Political Science Major (ASMAJ2015) & Political Science Specialist (ASSPE2015)

This is a limited enrolment program. Students must have completed 4.0 credits and meet the requirements listed below to enrol.

Completed courses (with minimum grades)

The following courses with the stated minimum grades are required for students who have completed 4.0 to 8.5 credits:

  • 1.0 credit from POL101H1, POL106H1, POL107H1, POL109H1 with a grade of 65% in each; or
  • 0.5 credit from POL101H1, POL106H1, POL107H1, POL109H1 with a grade of 65%, and 0.5 credit from POL193H1, POL194H1, POL195H1, POL196H1, POL197H1, POL198H1, MUN101H1, MUN102H1, TRN151Y1, TRN160Y1, TRN162Y1, TRN172Y1, VIC110H1, VIC121H1, VIC167H1, VIC168H1, VIC181H1, VIC183H1, VIC184H1, VIC185H1, WDW151H1, WDW152H1 with a grade of 65%.

For students who have completed 9.0 or more credits:

  • 2.0 credits in POL/ JPA/ JPF/ JPI/ JPR/ JPS/ JRA courses (excluding POL193H1, POL194H1, POL195H1, POL196H1, POL197H1, POL198H1) with a grade of 70% in each; or
  • 1.5 credits in POL/ JPA/ JPF/ JPI/ JPR/ JPS/ JRA courses (excluding POL193H1, POL194H1, POL195H1, POL196H1, POL197H1, POL198H1) with a grade of 70% in each, and 0.5 credit from POL193H1, POL194H1, POL195H1, POL196H1, POL197H1, POL198H1, MUN101H1, MUN102H1, TRN151Y1, TRN160Y1, TRN162Y1, TRN172Y1, VIC110H1, VIC121H1, VIC167H1, VIC168H1, VIC181H1, VIC183H1, VIC184H1, VIC185H1, WDW151H1, WDW152H1 with a grade of 70%.