A. FACULTY OF ARTS REQUIREMENTS
Students must adhere to the applicable Faculty of Arts requirements in 3.4 Graduation.
B. MAJOR-FIELD WITH HONOURS REQUIREMENTS
Students must successfully complete a minimum of 54 units (9.0 full-course equivalents) and a maximum of 72 units (12.0 full-course equivalents) in the Field of Political Science while fulfilling the following requirements:
Introduction: 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) in Political Science at the 200 level.
Canadian Politics: Political Science 321.
Breadth in Political Science: 39 units (6.5 full-course equivalents) from the Field of Political Science, which must include all four of the following:
(a) Political Science 310.
(b) Political Science 359 and an additional 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) in "Comparative Politics" at the 300 level or above (see note below).
(c) Political Science 381 and an additional 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) in "International Relations" at the 300 level or above (see note below).
(d) Political Science 399.
(e) Advanced-Level Political Science: Inclusive of the courses used to fulfill requirements 3 above, at least 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) must be at the 400 level or above, including at least 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) at the 500 level.
Honours Seminar and Thesis: Political Science 590 and 591.
- The categories of courses that fulfill the requirements for Comparative Politics and International Relations are located before the Political Science courses in the “Courses of Instruction” section of this calendar: ucalgary.ca/pubs/calendar/current/political-science.
- Honours thesis will be read by two faculty members who will provide an assessment. The final grade will then be assigned by the thesis supervisor.
C. OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Language: 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) in a Language other than English or the equivalent.
D. DEGREE OPTIONS
The Honours BA in Political Science can be taken with Co-operative Education. See section 3.4.4 Co-operative Education Programs for information and requirements.