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University of Calgary Calendar 2023-2024 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.46 Political Science 4.46.1 BA in Political Science
4.46.1 BA in Political Science


Students must adhere to the applicable Faculty of Arts requirements in 3.3.1 Major Degree Programs.


Students must successfully complete a minimum of 45 units to a maximum of 60 units in Courses Constituting the Field of Political Science while fulfilling the following requirements:

  1. Introduction: 6 units in Political Science at the 200 level.

  2. Canadian Politics: 3 units Political Science 321.

  3. Research Methods: 3 units Political Science 397.

  4. Breadth in Political Science: 33 units from Courses Constituting the Field of Political Science, which must include any three of the following:

    a. 6 units Political Science 326 and 328.
    b. 3 units Political Science 359 and an additional 3 units in “Comparative Politics” at the 300 level or above.
    c. 3 units Political Science 381 and an additional 3 units in “International Relations” at the 300 level or above.
    d. 3 units Political Science 398 or 399.

  5. Advanced-Level Political Science: Inclusive of the courses used to fulfill requirement 4, at least 12 units must be at the 400 level or above, including at least 3 units at the 500 level.


The BA in Political Science can be taken with Co-operative Education. See section 3.3.8 Co-operative Education Programs for information and requirements.