BA HonoursĀ 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 Politics 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

For BGInS students with a specialization in Global Politics, please refer to the BGInS program website for language requirement details.