BA Honours in Political Science Language Requirement

The Department requires Honours students to demonstrate proficiency in at least one language other than English, normally French. Honours students are required to demonstrate such proficiency, normally through the completion of any first-year course (or its approved equivalent) in a language offered at Carleton.

For students who consider that they already have proficiency in French, the Department conducts a French language examination twice a year, in November and February. Students whose high school transcript shows the primary language of instruction to be other than English may apply to have the examination requirement waived. For students who consider themselves proficient in a second language other than French, arrangements may be made to examine the student in that language, depending on faculty resource availability. For students in the Canadian concentration, French must be used to satisfy the language requirement.

For more information or to register for an exam, please contact the Undergraduate Program Administrator, Lisa Polito.

BA Honours in Global Politics Language Requirement

Prior to graduation, students must satisfy a language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:

  • By course work:
    Successful completion of language instruction courses taught at Carleton in languages other than English.  Click here for full information.

OR

  • By demonstrating prior language proficiency:
    Proficiency in French may be demonstrated by French language examinations conducted by the Department, or by successful completion of French Immersion in high school or possession of a Bilingual Diploma or Certificate. For other languages, the onus is on the student to provide suitable documentary evidence of proficiency to the Department.

Students should note that they will be required to use one or more of their elective credits if they choose to satisfy the language requirement through approved language credits.

For more information or to register for an exam, please contact the Undergraduate Program Administrator, Lisa Polito.