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Politics and Governance, BA

How to Apply
How to Transfer Course Credits
How to Transfer from Another Program in Arts

Please see the Office of Admissions for information on how to apply to the Politics and Governance Program.

Have you studied at another accredited university or college? You may be eligible to have the credits you earned there recognized at Ryerson University. View the guidelines, policy, and related links pertaining to transfer credits. Note that, to be considered for transfer credit, a grade of 60 percent or higher must be received for university courses, and a grade of 70 percent or higher must be received for accredited community college/institute of technology courses.

As part of the admission process, credit may have been granted for some courses taken previously. However, if you believe that you are entitled to additional credit, you must apply for that credit (or those credits) following the online instructions. For further information, consult the Transfer Credit section of this web-site.

Students admitted to the Bachelor of Arts in any of Criminology, English, Environment and Urban Sustainability, Geographic Analysis, History, Philosophy, Politics and Governance, Psychology, or Sociology, may transfer from their current program and plan to any one of the other eight plans for the Fall term of their second year of studies. Applications are available through the Program Office and must be submitted by February 2nd. Transfer applications are considered on a competitive basis subject to program capacity, and therefore program choice cannot be guaranteed.

In order to transfer to Politics and Governance from any of Criminology, English, Environment and Urban Sustainability, Geographic Analysis, History, Philosophy, Psychology, or Sociology, students must:

  1. have a CLEAR Academic Standing at the end of the Winter term of their second semester of studies; and
  2. Have successfully completed POG 100 or POG 110. It is strongly recommended that students complete both POG 100 and POG 110 in first year.