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Admission Requirements

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).

In addition to completing a statement of interest, 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. Successful applicants will be invited to attend an information session, arranged through the office of the International Relations Program.

International Relations is a Type 3 subject post and the enrollment period for 2018-2019 was from March 1st to May 15th. 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 and complete the application form for the International Relations Program.

SPECIALIST PROGRAM

Enrollment Requirements for International Relations Specialist Program

International Relations Specialist

Enrollment is limited to students with a combined average of at least 75% in the required first-year courses.

  1. One FCE from: ECO100Y1/​( ECO101H1, ECO102H1)/ ECO105Y1
  2. One FCE from:
    GGR112H1
    HIS102Y1/​ HIS103Y1
    MUN101H1/​ MUN102H1/​ MUN105Y1 (in Munk One)
    POL101Y1
    TRN150Y1/​ TRN151Y1/​ TRN152Y1 (in Trinity One)
    VIC181H1, VIC183H1, VIC184H1, VIC185H1 (in Vic One)
  3. One FCE from:
    One introductory modern language or MAT133Y1/​ MAT137Y1/​( MAT135H1, MAT136H1)
    Or a statistics course from social science departments (e.g. POL222H1+ POL232H1 for students with the prerequisites, from e.g. Advance Placement)

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.

 

MAJOR PROGRAM

Enrollment Requirements for International Relations Major Program

International Relations Major

Enrollment is limited to students with a combined average of at least 70% in the required first-year courses:

  1. One FCE from: ECO100Y1/​( ECO101H1, ECO102H1)/ ECO105Y1
  2. One FCE from:
    GGR112H1
    HIS102Y1/​ HIS103Y1
    MUN101H1/​ MUN102H1/​ MUN105Y1 (in Munk One)
    POL101Y1
    TRN150Y1/​ TRN151Y1/​ TRN152Y1 (in Trinity One)
    VIC181H1, VIC183H1, VIC184H1, VIC185H1 (in Vic One)

 

SWITCHING FROM THE MAJOR TO SPECIALIST PROGRAM

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.

 

Contact Us:

Ms. Marilyn Laville
Program Administrator, International Relations Program
irpro@trinity.utoronto.ca
416-946-8950