Jun 25, 2021  
University of Alberta Calendar 2021-2022 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2021-2022

Honors in Political Science [Arts]


ADDENDA [Mar. 25, 2021] - Program requirements for both Honors in Political Science and Combined Honors in Political Science were revised.  See Addenda and Errata  for more information.

Honors in Political Science


General Information


Students planning to apply for admission to the Honors program should consult BA Honors  for admission requirements.

See Bachelor of Arts (Honors)  for Faculty regulations concerning the Honors program.

Program Requirements


Honors in Political Science requires a minimum of ★54 to a maximum of ★60 in Political Science (including junior courses). With the prior approval of the Department Advisor, ★6 in an "associated discipline" may be presented in lieu of ★6 in Political Science; in such cases, a minimum of ★48 in Political Science will then be required.

And:

Notes:

  1. Students should consult the Honors Advisor in choosing their courses. 
  2. POL S 101  is the prerequisite for most 200-level POL S courses and should be taken in the first year of study.

Promotion Requirements


Promotion from year to year requires a GPA of at least 3.0 with an average of at least 3.3 in all Political Science courses in the Fall/Winter.

Graduation Requirements


Graduation with Honors in Political Science requires an average of at least 3.3 in all Political Science courses taken in the last two years and an average of at least 3.0 or better on all courses in the two final years (last ★60). Graduation with First Class Honors requires an average of at least 3.7 on all Political Science courses taken in the last two years and an average of at least 3.5 or better on all courses in the two final years (last ★60).

Combined Honors in Political Science


General Information


Students may pursue a Combined Honors program in Political Science and another discipline.

Program Requirements


The common requirements in a Combined Honors program are the same as for other Honors programs [refer to Bachelor of Arts (Honors) ].

A Combined Honors degree in Political Science and another discipline requires a minimum of ★36 in the other discipline and at least ★42 in Political Science.

And:

Notes:

  1. With the permission of the Honors Advisor, students pursuing Combined Honors in Political Science may write an honors essay that is supervised jointly by both departments and whose subject integrates both disciplines. Attendance and participation in POL S 499  will be required.
  2. In circumstances where the other Department requires INT D 520  in lieu of its own honors essay, students will register in INT D 520  (★6) instead of POL S 499 . Credit in INT D 520  will require attendance and participation in POL S 499 .
  3. POL S 101  is the prerequisite for most 200-level POL S courses and should be taken in the first year of study.

Promotion and Graduation Requirements


In a Combined Honors program, students are required to meet the promotion and graduation standards of each discipline. The requirements in Political Science are outlined above.