Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2012/2013
Canadian Excellence

Honours BA Political Science

The Honours Political Science program consists of 20.0 credits, of which at least 14.0 must be at the senior level. The program must contain at least 11.0 but no more than 13.0 credits in Political Science, including:

PO110, PO111, PO217, PO218, PO235 and PO236 (or approved equivalents - refer to Note 2).

1.0 Field Requirement credit from: PO220 and PO221, PO231 and PO232, PO263 and PO264.
1.0 Canadian credit from: PO263, PO264, PO312, PO313, PO315, PO316, PO345, PO360, PO370, PO371, PO372, PO373, PO374, PO431, PO432, PO433, PO434. Some special topics courses (PO310, PO311, PO497 and PO498) may also fulfil this requirement; consult the department.)
0.5 Area Studies credit from: PO318, PO319 and PO370.
1.0 300-level credit.
1.0 400-level credit (other than PO478*).

Additional Information

  1. PO263 and PO264 may be used to fulfil 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.


Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision March 8, 2012: PO372 added to Canadian requirement listing; effective September 1, 2012.