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 ACORN after completing at least four full-course equivalents and fulfilling the admission requirements.

There are two request periods for Type 2 programs.

First Request Period

  • Students who complete the required courses during the 2019-20 fall/winter session, may request the program between March 2 to April 30, 2020. 
  • Results of these requests will be available on ACORN beginning May 1, 2020.
  • Students who have been given an INVITE status on ACORN must accept the program by July 30, 2020.
  • Students who fail to accept the Subject POSt before July 30th will forfeit their status and must re-apply during the second request period.

Second Request Period

  • Students who complete the required courses during the 2020 summer session, may request the program betweenJuly 11 to August 26, 2020. 
  • Results of these requests will be available on ACORN beginning August 27, 2020.
  • Students who have been given an INVITE status on ACORN must accept the program before September 23, 2020.
  • Students who fail to accept the Subject POSt by September 23, 2020 will forfeit their status and must re-apply as of March 1, 2021.

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 2 to April 30, 2020 and from July 11 to August 26, 2020.

 

Enrolment Requirements:  Political Science Minor  (ASMIN2015)

All students who request the program and obtain at least the specified mark(s) in the required course(s) will be eligible to enroll. 

Required courses:

Applying after first year:
  • 1.0 FCE Political Science 100-level courses with a final mark of at least 65%, or
  • 0.5 FCE Political Science 100-level course with a final mark of at least 65% and 0.5 FCE Political Science First-Year Foundations Seminar with a final mark of at least 65%, or
  • 0.5 FCE Political Science 100-level course with a final mark of at least 65% and 0.5 FCE First-Year Seminar with a final mark of at least 65% from another unit approved by the Department of Political Science.
Students applying after second year or subsequent years:
  • 1.0 FCE Political Science courses with a final mark of at least 65%, or
  • 0.5 FCE Political Science course with a final mark of at least 65% and 0.5 FCE Political Science First-Year Foundations Seminar with a final mark of at least 65%, or
  • 0.5 FCE Political Science course with a final mark of at least 65% and 0.5 FCE First-Year Seminar with a final mark of at least 65% from another unit approved by the Department of Political Science.

Enrolment Requirements:  Political Science Major  (ASMAJ2015)

                                                   Political Science Specialist (ASSPE2015) 

All students who request the program and obtain at least the specified mark(s) in the required course(s) will be eligible to enroll.

Required courses:

Students applying after first year:
  • 1.0 FCE Political Science 100-level courses with a final mark of at least 65%, or
  • 0.5 FCE Political Science 100-level course with a final mark of at least 65% and 0.5 FCE Political Science First-Year Foundations Seminar with a final mark of at least 65%, or
  • 0.5 FCE Political Science 100-level course with a final mark of at least 65% and 0.5 FCE First-Year Seminar with a final mark of at least 65% from another unit approved by the Department of Political Science.
Students applying after second year or subsequent years:
  • 2.0 FCEs Political Science courses with a final mark of at least 70%, or
  • 1.5 FCEs Political Science courses with a final mark of at least 70% and 0.5 FCE Political Science First-Year Foundations Seminar with a final mark of at least 70%, or
  • 1.5 FCEs Political Science courses with a final mark of at least 70% and 0.5 FCE First-Year Seminar with a final mark of at least 70% from another unit approved by the Department of Political Science.