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Honours Political Science Specialization in Public Law and Judicial Studies (B.A.)


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Admission


Enrollment in this program is limited and possession of the published minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Selection is based on academic achievement. Completion on any Level I program with a Grade Point average of at least a 5.0 including a grade of C or greater in one of POLSCI 1AA3  or 1AB3  (or 1G06 A/B) (See Note 5 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.

Notes


  1. Students should be alerted to those Levels II and III courses that are required to qualify for a number of Level IV courses. Students who wish to enter courses but who lack the necessary prerequisites must obtain the permission of the instructor.
  2. POLSCI 2NN3  and 3NN3  or 3N06 A/B and POLSCI 2O06 A/B  are required for students enrolled in Honours Political Science programs and they are recommended for students in the B.A. program.
  3. Students may take a maximum of 12 units of Level IV Political Science and will be removed from any excess units of Level IV Political Science unless permission is granted by the Department. Additional units of Level IV Political Science may not be used as electives.
  4. Students who have completed only 3 units of level I Political Science will be required to complete 3 more units of Level I Political Science by the end of the following academic year.
  5. Completion of POLSCI 1AB3  by the end of Level I is strongly recommend in order for students to meet the prerequisite for POLSCI 2NN3 .
  6. Students enrolled in Honours Political Science Specialization in Public Law and Judicial Studies may not claim a Minor in Justice, Law and Order.
  7. Certified International Experience: Students in the Public Law and Judicial Studies Specialization may apply for the optional Certified International Experience (CIE) to be completed at a partner University in the United Kingdom. Upon completion of this international exchange opportunity, students will receive a formal “parchment” from the partner university as well as a notation on the completed courses that will appear on their McMaster transcript. Students may contact the Public Law and Judicial Studies program advisor for details on the application  process.

Requirements


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

30 units


from

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

9 units


  • from the Public Law and Judicial Studies Course List

9 units


  • Level II, III Political Science of which a maximum of 3 units may be Level II

6 units


  • Level IV Political Science (See Note 1 above.)

33-36 units


  • Electives, of which no more than 12 units may be from Political Science (the maximum Political Science courses to be taken is 66 units)

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