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Complete Appropriate program-level requirements:

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is awarded by the University of Waterloo upon successful completion of all program-level (BA degree) and plan-level (major) requirements.

Declare your major:

Available Minors:

The Political Science minor is offered to those not majoring in Political Science.


Specializations available for Political Science Students:

Students majoring in Political Science are eligible to declare specializations in one of the four areas below:

  • Canadian Politics
  • Politics and Business
  • Global Governance
  • International Relations

Please note:

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we can offer only the co-op experiential learning pathway in Fall 2020, Winter 2021 and Spring 2021. If you are graduating in Spring or Fall 2021 you won’t be required to meet the experiential pathway and will be granted an exemption (but you’ll need to complete this petition). You’ll still need 16 PSCI courses (including a political theory or research methods course) and two 400-level seminar courses to complete the major.

Political Science students entering the program in or after Fall 2020 will not complete PSCI 299 as part of their plan requirements. Students who started their plans with earlier effective dates, or who have not yet completed PSCI 299, will be granted an exemption for PSCI 299. All students still require 16 PSCI courses and all other plan requirements in order to complete the major.