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For students considering/have applied to either of the two programs & for those in either program - hows the experience in both? Which is better?
I'm trying to decide between the two programs -
Carleton offers a specialized program with specialized opportunities and a chance to build a network with a smaller student community going into the same field as you.
UOttawa offers French Immersion along with their program which is a huge advantage if you're going into politics. I believe it's your basic PoliSci program, nothing specialized but what really gives it that extra edge is to add in french immersion and co-op.
If you're debating between the two, feel free to leave a comment below w/ your thoughts!
Hello! There are many old chats about the page program so I decided to create another for this year. So far, I’ve submitted my application and recently just last week I got a reply which indicated the date of my second language test which happened today.
Ive been accepted to Carleton and UoO for political science and I'm still waiting on a response from Queens. Got an entrance scholarship from both. I would love to know which school is best for the program that i want to study.
Hi everyone! I applied to the Poli Sci (part of Social Sciences) program at U of T St. George in November and have heard that a few of my friends have gotten in with 90+ averages so far for February (first round of admissions).
I have an 85.6% average (top 6 courses) and am wondering how likely it is for me to get an offer during the 2nd round of admissions in March, or even an offer at all.
For everyone that has already been accepted first round, would you be able to share the following:
1) date of application
2) top 6 average
3) date of acceptance
Will I be able to receive an offer with this average of ~85%? Has anyone already gotten in with mid-high 80s?
I'm having a lot of trouble deciding which university to go too for Political Science. I've already been accepted at the following universities for this Program:
1) University of Ottawa
2) Queen's University
3) University of Toronto
4) Western University
For the University of Ottawa, the program includes co-op. Also, I have been accepted into Trinity College at the University of Toronto. Which university is best for studying this field and also which one will increase my chances of getting employed?
I'm currently a second year student in the Politics and Governance program at Ryerson University, considering transferring into Laurier's Political Science program. My main reason for transferring is simply quality of life/experience. I've felt lacklustre about Ryerson since my first semester of first year, but decided to throw myself into clubs/groups on campus in order to achieve the "college experience" I wanted, while being a commuter.
I still feel unhappy with Ryerson, in my second year, after honestly trying to enjoy it, and I think transferring is my best option. I've chosen Laurier because I have some friends who go there, and I've visited them (on normal weekends, not just HOCO or St Paddy's), and think that I would really fit in there.
My ultimate question is, has anyone transferred from Ryerson's Politics and Governance program into Laurier's Political Science program, or does anyone know someone that does? I've looked it up on ontransfer, but I know that that site is not always 100% accurate, and am wondering if anyone has any personal/anecdotal experience with this.
Another question, more a matter of opinion, it is possible that I may lose a semester or more, is it worth it, in order to be happier? My goal is law school, so money that I spend on housing and tuition is important, as law school is expensive.
Thank you for reading this long, if you have, and I greatly appreciate any help or advice, I've been dealing with these negative feelings for over a year now, anything helps!
The more i think about university the more i get worry about my future. Here is my dilemma. In grade 10 my math teacher forced me to take math applied because he didn't think academic was the right class for me. At the time, i didn't know or care about the difference or the impact it can have on your life. Now i find that i can't apply to any programs that require math (adv func, calculus etc). This really closed a lot of doors because now i can only apply to arts programs which are useless most of the time. I applied to mostly poli science as that's the only path i see myself taking without math. The problem is that i know i will dislike poli science as i am more interested in business and i know i'm not the the poli sci type of guy. What do you guys think i should do.
If you decide that you'd like to change your program (polisci) or take up a second major in biomedical science after first year - what would the process be like? I'm ensuring that I have all the high school prerequisites in line for biomedical science if I do decide to change my mind but I'm wondering if anything more is needed? Since the biomedical science program is pretty rigorous (to my knowledge) would the change in program prolong the time it takes to earn your degree?
While I am very interested in the political science program, I am also interested in what the biomedical program has to offer - just hoping for some idea on what would happen if I did decide to change my program of study.
Just really wanted some insight into the actual polisci experience as a prospective polisci student. It would be awesome if you guys could answer the following questions based on your experience within your program & anything else you'd like to add/wish you'd known before entering the program.
1. Institute of Study & year
2. Was co-op available? Where have your placements been? What has your experience been like at those placements and how have you been able to grow networking wise from those placements?
3. Other networking opportunities available at your school of study + unique experiences that have been made available to you through your program of study/institution of study (guest speakers, courses abroad, conferences, bilingual program etc.)
4. How have you enhanced your degree (clubs, volunteering etc.) and how has it helped you build skills & experience in the field?
5. Best & worst parts about the program in your opinion
6. Ways the program has challenged you (critical thinking, essays, assignments etc.)
7. Advice for prospective students
8. Hardships in the program/institution (profs, courses, lack of student support, financing experience/studies etc.)
So i was just wondering, is it possible to change programs once i get accepted into uni? I applied to ottawa, york, toronto, queens for either political science and a Juris doctor program. Im afraid i will hate law even though i find it interesting.
If you've been accepted into a program with a set admissions scholarship based on your grades (say, $3000 for 90+ average) if you finish high school with a 95+ average will the admissions scholarship go up as well?
Overall I love Carleton's PAPM course b/c it allows you to choose an overarching specialization as well as a concentration within that specialization geared more towards what you love so it's more tailored to you as a student and your exact preferences that range within that area of study but UOttawa offers French Immersion which is invaluable. It ensures that you learn the second language which is a huge advantage in this area of work. Along with PoliSci i'm also interested in International development which is what I'd choose as my concentration in the PAPM program. Because UOttawa's program is less specialized i'm not sure whether that equates to less opportunities etc.
I'm in my second year as Student Senator of the school and second year as one of two student trustees in my school board, I volunteer with heart & stroke and cancer society, I've done six years of work with Me to We, I lead the Gender/Sexuality Alliance within my school... etc.
What do you think my chances of getting to those schools are? Scholarship possibilities? Thanks!
First time doing this! Let me know if I am doing something wrong.
Here's the scoop: Looking to apply to Queens for Political Science. I meet the requirement in terms of the prerequisites required. My average at midterm was 88.5. I tried looking for the average of accepted Poli Sci students, i would be directed to a link but the page is not found. Any help?
What other schools would you recommend for Political Science?I have 7 U courses and 1 M. Thanks!
I am currently in grade 12 and want to go to law school after my bachelor's degree. Are there any BA+J.D combined programs that one of you would suggest? I know western used to have poli sci+J.D, but it was removed, I know uOttawa has one, but it's only available for French immersion students, and I know Wilfred Laurier has one with the University of Sussex in the U.K, although I've heard bad things about having a U.K law degree in Canada... Does anyone know of any other programs like these?
Also, assuming I just pursued my bachelor of arts do you guys have school suggestions? I want to study political science/history/english, that sort of thing. Right now, my top choices would be Western, U of T, and Queen's. Thoughts?
So I'm a student in Grade 12 and I am thinking of going into life sciences. However, I am also very interested in Political science and history, so I'd like to keep an open option to be able to major in one of those as well(I know weird combination). I know that U of T allows you to major in a science and major in an art as well, but it seems to be hard to find the info for other universities regarding that. So what other schools allow you to do that in Ontario and outside of Ontario?
I'm interested in going to university and studying something along the lines of political science.
My top 4 university programs are Poli Sci at Queens, Poli Sci with a legal specialization at Laurier, Criminal Justice and Public Policy at Guelph, or Justice, Political Philosophy, and Law (note-under the humanities) at Mcmaster.
If anyone has any advice, experience or insight to share about these programs and/or the schools I would greatly appreciate it.