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Undergraduate Calendar 2022-2023 
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Honours Work and Labour Studies (B.A.)

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Enrolment in this program is limited. Selection is based on academic achievement but requires, as a minimum, completion of any Level I program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including a grade of at least C in one of WORKLABR 1A03 , 1D03 , 1E03  (or LABRST 1D03, 1E03, 1A03 or 1C03; see Note 2 below). For continuation in the program, see Minimum Requirements for Entering and Continuing in a Program Beyond Level I  in the Faculty of Social Sciences Academic Regulations.


  1. See Admission to Level II Programs in Academic Regulations  in this section of the Calendar.
  2. Students who have who have completed only 3 units of Level I Work and Labour Studies (or Labour Studies) will be required to complete 3 more units of Level I Work and Labour Studies during their Level II year.
  3. Students may not transfer to another Work and Labour Studies program except by the normal application process.
  4. Students who complete a six-unit Research Methods/Statistics course will reduce their elective component by three units.
  5. Students who have completed LABRST 4D03 need not complete WORKLABR 4C03  or LABRST 4E03.
  6. Students are encouraged to consult the School of Labour Studies website at: http://www.labourstudies.mcmaster.ca.


120 units total (Levels I to IV), of which 48 units may be Level I

30 units


  • the Level I program completed prior to admission to the program
    (See Admission above.)

21 units


  • Course List 1, where at least nine units must be selected from Levels III or IV courses

3-6 units


  • Course List 2

3 units


42-45 units

  • Electives, of which at least six units must be taken from outside of Work and Labour Studies

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