Admission to the International Relations (IR) Program is competitive. In 2018, student enrollment included 43 specialist students and 314 major students.
Students request entry to either the IR specialist or IR major program after they have successfully completed at least one year of study in the Faculty of Arts & Science (minimum 4.0 credits).
Students must achieve the minimum average grades in the pre-requisite courses listed below to be considered for admission to the program. Achieving the threshold mark does not necessarily guarantee admission to the program in any given year. Students who are not admitted to the program may re-apply for admission in a subsequent year.
International Relations is a Type 3 subject post and the enrollment period for 2020-2021 is from March 1st to April 30th. There is no second request period.
Consult the Faculty of Arts & Science website for Program Enrollment Instructions and carefully follow the instructions for Type 3 subject posts.
Enrollment is limited to students with a combined average of at least 75% in the required first-year courses.
Note: Students are strongly encouraged to have or acquire fluency in French and another modern international language; including through relevant Advance Placement and other transfer credits. Students entering with basic language skills are strongly encouraged to take advanced language courses.
Enrollment is limited to students with a combined average of at least 70% in the required first-year courses:
Students may change from the International Relations major to the International Relations specialist only if they meet current specialist requirements.
In case of conflicting information, the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar should be assumed to be correct.