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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
November 25, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Honours BA in Political Science

Students should refer to the Calendar for complete degree and program requirements and academic regulations.

Honours BA Political Science

The Honours Political Science program consists of 20.0 credits, of which not more than 6.0 may be at the 100 level. The program must contain at least 11.0 but no more than 13.0 credits in Political Science, including:

PO101, PO102, PO217 and PO218 (or equivalents); PO280 and PO281 (or equivalents)

1.0 Field Requirement credit from: PO220 and PO221 or PO231 and PO232 or PO263 and PO264

1.0 Canadian credit from: PO212, PO245, PO263, PO264, PO312, PO313, PO315/NO315,PO316, PO345, PO347, PO360, PO371, PO373, PO374, PO380, PO431, PO432, PO433, PO452,PO465, PO466, PO470. (Some special topics courses [PO310, PO311, PO497 and PO498] may also be counted as 'Canadian'; consult the department.)

0.5 Area Studies credit from: PO318, PO319, PO370
1.0 credit at the 300 level
1.0 credit at the 400 level (other than PO478*)

  1. PO263 and PO264 may be used to fullfil both the Field and Canadian requirements.
  2. Students must receive a grade of 8.0 (B) in two 300-level PO courses as a prerequisite for all 400-level PO courses.
  3. Honours Political Science students may take a maximum of two 400-level seminars; the department recommends only one per semester.
  4. Students wishing to receive a General BA with designation in Political Science may, if they meet all other requirements for an Honours BA in Political Science, substitute 2.0 credits at the 300 level for the Honours BA requirement of 1.0 credit at the 300 level and 1.0 credit at the 400 level.
Additional Information
  1. Studentsmay want to consider adding the Research Specialization Option for the 4th year.
  2. For more recent updates, please refer to the worksheet.