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Public Policy and Administration

The Department of Political Science offers a Specialized Honours BA Program in Public Policy and Administration. It consists of required courses such as quantitative methods in policy analysis (statistics and research design), public law, economics, and public administration. The purpose of the Public Policy and Administration Program is to provide students with skills required for public sector employment as well as giving them a broad and liberal education. In addition, many graduates have gone on to graduate school or law school, or have found private sector employment in areas dealing with government.

Between their third and fourth years, students may have an opportunity to participate in an internship program involving supervised work in government or the private sector. Students must have completed AS/POLS 3300 6.0 in order to be eligible.

As the Public Policy and Administration Program has many specific course requirements, students are strongly advised to plan their course of study in advance.

Specialized Honours BA Program

Students will take at least 66 credits, of which at least 54 credits must be in political science. These credits must include the following:

  • AS/POLS 1000 6.0;
  • AS/POLS 2900 6.0;
  • AS/POLS 2300 6.0;
  • AS/POLS 2910 6.0;
  • AS/POLS 3300 6.0;
  • AS/POLS 3600 3.0;
  • AS/POLS 3605 3.0;
  • AS/POLS 4300 6.0;
  • AS/ECON 1000 3.0 and AS/ECON 1010 3.0;
  • six credits in economics (ECON) above the 1000 level or AS/POLS 4115 6.0;
  • six credits chosen from the following: AS/POLS 3190 6.0, AS/POLS 3610 6.0 or AS/SOCI 3620 6.0); and
  • six credits at the 4000 level in political science (POLS) courses.

Note: Students who choose to take AS/POLS 4115 6.0 as the upper-level economics requirement must take an additional six credit 4000-level political science course (not including AS/POLS 4300 6.0) in order to satisfy the 4000-level political science major requirement. Students who take AS/POLS 4115 6.0 in addition to an upper-level economics six credit course may count it toward the 4000-level political science requirement.

Note: Faculty of Arts legislation requires that, in order to obtain an Honours BA (120 credits), students must take a total of at least 18 credits at the 4000 level including at least 12 credits at the 4000 level in each Honours major or Specialized Honours major.

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