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Political Science - GAS Transfer

Degree Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Faculty Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
Location UOIT, Downtown Oshawa
Start dates September
Length Six semesters (full-time)
Program load Full-time
Part-time
OUAC code DAO
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Admission requirements: An Ontario college certificate from Durham College in General Arts and Science-Liberal Arts UOIT Transfer with a minimum B- average.


General information

Social justice and poverty; war, peace, and protest; economics and politics; community building and rebuilding; international and local development; policy creation and implementation; climate change and environmental sustainability—what is your passion? Explore a wide range of issues related to understanding and reimagining the world in the Political Science program. This program is unique in that it addresses policy and social justice issues, with a focus on the interrelations of communities including nations, regions, cities, towns, religions and social movements.

Our program emphasizes strategies for creating sustainable policies for community and international development, improved quality of life, and social justice and community planning.

This interdisciplinary major draws on faculty strengths in political science, sociology, public policy, history, communication and digital media studies, philosophy, legal studies, and economics to give you an integrated multidisciplinary background.


Additional information

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities website
College-to-university transfer programs website

Admission requirements

Students who have successfully completed a General Arts and Science Certificate - UOIT Liberal Arts Transfer/University Transfer option at Durham College may apply for direct admission into the second year of the Political Science program. Eligible applicants must achieve a minimum grade of 70 per cent in each college prerequisite course with an overall average of 77 per cent or higher.


Bridge requirements

In recognition of your certificate, you will receive 10 courses toward your 40-course BA in Political Science degree.


Last year's cut-off 77 per cent
Expected cut-off High 70s

How to apply

The application process and important dates/deadlines are outlined on our college-to-university transfer applicant page.

Program curriculum

Sample courses: 

  • Canadian Politics
  • Economics for Public Policy
  • International Politics and Policy
  • Theories of Policy Analysis
  • What is Community?

More information is available in the Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.

Experiential learning

A limited number of fourth-year students are granted an opportunity to participate in a learning experience with a community organization. The practicum course consists of 100 hours of fieldwork, several in-class seminars and a set of academic assignments.

Career opportunities

  • community organizing and outreach
  • foreign service and diplomacy 
  • government and public service 
  • graduate studies in sociology, policy studies or related disciplines 
  • human rights and humanitarian aid law 
  • non-governmental organization researcher
  • policy analyst 
  • researcher with community or charitable organizations 
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