Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Political Science and Government, General
Description: When you enter the Political Science program at Dalhousie, you’re surrounded by Canadian political history. Halifax is home to Canada’s first elected assembly, the country’s oldest legislature building, and is the birthplace of responsible government in the British Empire. Our tight-knit program gives students the opportunity to work closely with nationally recognized and award-winning faculty members in a small and hospitable setting.

Students taking a Combined Honours degree with another department as the primary discipline will mainly be governed by the procedures and rules set by that department, and should seek advice from the relevant program coordinator.

URL: Political Science (BA) (Combined Honours with Political Science as primary discipline) at Dalhousie University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $18,458

Cost per year is based on the 2018-2019 academic year and includes the cost of tuition and incidental fees.

Careers: Intelligence Officers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have English 12, and four other acceptable university-preparatory courses at the grade 12 level.

Additional Admission Requirements:

    To gain admittance into the Combined Honours program (with Political Science as the primary discipline), students must have: a B grade average in their last 60 credit hours of coursework; B+ grade average in a group of 12 credit hours in Political Science, which must include: the two core courses for the Political Theory subfield: POLI 2410.03 and POLI 2420.03; one of the following pairs of 2000-level core courses, representing one of the other subfields of Political Science: Canadian Politics: POLI 2210.03 and POLI 2220.03; or Comparative Politics: POLI 2301.03 and POLI 2302.03; or International Relations: POLI 2520.03 and POLI 2530.03.