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BA + Master's in English, History or Political Science

BA + Master's in English, History or Political Science

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The Bachelor of Arts (BA) + Master's is an elite program for students who are interested in advanced studies in English, History or Political Science.

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Program Highlights

  • Participate in senior small-group seminars designed to deepen your knowledge and enhance your research skills.
  • Develop leadership and professional skills in training and development workshops offered across campus, including Laurier’s nationally acclaimed ASPIRE program.
  • Benefit from mentoring throughout your entire undergraduate degree from current graduate students and faculty; learn from their experiences and be ready to succeed in the graduate program.

Sample Courses


  • Shakespeare and Film
  • Mystery and Crime Fiction
  • Children’s Literature


  • The History of Madness
  • Show Business: An American History
  • Finding Jack the Ripper

Political Science:

  • Canadian Democracy
  • The Politics of Trade
  • Corruption, Scandal and Political Ethics

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range: low 80s. 
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: mid 80s. 
  • 4U English at 75%.

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.


  • law
  • journalism
  • public relations
  • marketing and fundraising
  • publishing
  • editing
  • human resources
  • archivist
  • librarian
  • museum curator
  • politician
  • teacher
  • information sciences
  • government

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