Admission to the Ethics, Society & Law (ES&L) Program is competitive.
Enrollment is limited to students with an overall average of 77% or higher in 3 FCEs (at the end of first year) selected from courses that are categorized as BR=2 and/or BR=3. Please note that TRN170Y1: Ethics and the Creative Imagination” can also be included as a full credit towards selection even though it is classified as BR=1+2. However, a 77% average does not guarantee an invitation to ES&L.
In 2017-2018, ES&L received more than 500 program enrollment requests for 75 openings. Although the invitation cut-off depends on the number of applications, it can be up to an 80% average in the three Breadth Requirement-relevant courses at the first-year level. Thus we prioritize students according to best averages in the relevant course categories.
A minimal overall average of 77% is required in 3 FCEs from courses that count towards the program including at least 1.0 FCE from: ETH201H1, ETH210H1, ETH220H1, ETH230H1, PHL265H1, PHL271H1, PHL275H1, and POL200Y1.
In either case, achieving the threshold mark does not necessarily guarantee admission to the program in any given year. Applications beyond second year will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
ES&L is a Type 2 limited enrollment program.
Consult the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar for ES&L enrollment and program requirements and courses.