Can I substitute core courses or other requirements?

Substitutions for the POLS degree requirements are allowed on a case by case basis. Talk to one of the Political Science Academic Advisors. Students will be asked to justify why a substitution is required and what alternative courses that they have completed (or are taking) which might be used for the substitution.

Generally only one substitution of a core course per degree will be allowed. Depending on level and content, semester abroad or exchange courses may possibly fulfil third year distribution requirements or simply be counted towards the total of political science courses.

Students must fulfil the requirement fourth year seminar/thesis option requirement.