|Faculty:||Faculty of Social Sciences|
|Field of Study:||Political Science and Government, General
|Description:||This specialization examines the role that constitutional, administrative, criminal, and international laws play in limiting or controlling the use of power by governments. It also critically examines the extent to which the judiciary and courts are key players.
The specialization in Public Law and Judicial Studies builds on the same foundations of the Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science while providing a greater examination of the role of law in democratic systems. In addition to the core courses in the specialization that focus on law and the judicial system, students will also have the opportunity to take courses from across the five sub-fields of political science, including Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics of Developed and Developing Nations, International Relations, Political Theory and Public Policy. The specialization also permits students to explore courses in other areas of the Social Sciences, including Anthropology, Sociology, Economics and Labour Studies.
|URL:||Political Science (Specialization in Public Law and Judicial Studies) at McMaster University|
|Cost per year:*||
Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.
|Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*||75 to 78|
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
Applicants are required to have at least six Grade 12 U/M level courses, including: ENG4U. MHF4U or MCV4U are strongly recommended for students planning to enter programs in Economics or Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behavior (PNB). SBI4U is recommended for PNB.
Students who have been asked to meet McMaster’s English Language Proficiency requirement must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster: IELTS: 6.5, CAE: 176, PTE: 60, CAEL: 70, MELAB: 85, TOEFL (iBT): 86.