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


 waterloo

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.

What is a BA + Master's?

If you're successful in your application to the BA + Master's program in English, History or Political Science, you'll receive two conditional offers of admission: one to undergraduate studies (BA) in English, History or Political Science; and one to graduate studies (master's) in the program you chose. This means that if you decide to continue your studies at the graduate level, you don’t need to apply to the master's program at Laurier, because you’ve already received a conditional offer of admission. You will begin your master's program after you graduate from your BA degree program.

Students accepted into the BA + Master's program receive mentoring and skills development opportunities throughout their undergraduate degree that will help them achieve the admission requirements for the graduate program, and help turn the conditional offer into an acceptance.

At Laurier, we believe that learning happens both inside and outside the classroom. This is why students who are enrolled in the BA + Master's in English, History or Political Science will engage with other students and faculty throughout the program.

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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

English

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

History

  • 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

Requirements

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • SL or HL English at 4.
  • IB Minimum Score: 32.

Careers

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

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