5.0 courses including Political Science 1020E. Completion of first-year requirements with no failures.Students must have an average of at least 70% in 3.0 principal courses, including Political Science 1020E, plus 2.0 additional courses, with no mark in these principal courses below 60%.
NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students include in their first-year course selection 1.0 course requirement from Category B and 1.0 course requirement from Category C in order to meet the breadth requirements of their degree.
3.0 courses: Political Science 2211E, 2230E, 2237E.
1.0 course from: Political Science 2231E or Political Science 2245E.
1.0 course: Business Administration 2257.
Year 3 (HBA1)
8.25 courses: Business Administration 3300K, 3301K, 3302K, 3303K, 3304K, 3307K, 3311K, 3316K, 3321K, 3322K, 3323K with at least a 78% average for combined degree acceptance.
Years 4 and 5 (HBA requirements can be taken over Year 4 or 5 - no course is restricted to either year)
0.5 course: Business Administration 4505A/B.
0.5 course from: Business Administration 4521A/B, 4522A/B, 4523A/B, or other business elective as determined and approved by the HBA Program Director to satisfy this requirement.
1.0 course: Business Administration 4569.
4.0 additional business elective courses*
* These must be taken at the Richard Ivey School of Business and cannot be substituted with other Western courses. 1.0 course can be replaced by a 2000-level course outside Ivey that is career related
and approved by the HBA Program Office.
Years 4 and 5
0.5 course: Political Science 3324F/G
2.5 Political Science designated essay courses (E, F or G) 2200 level or above.
1.0 Political Science designated essay courses (E, F or G) 3000 level or above.
1.0 Political Science designated essay courses (E, F or G) 4000 level.
Students registered in the combined program are expected to abide by all guidelines associated with each of the individual programs.
Students in the combined program must meet the progression standards of each Faculty or School. Students enrolled in HBA1 (Year 3) must attain a minimum weighted average of at least 78%. In Years 4 and 5, students must attain a minimum weighted average of 75% in their 4000-level HBA courses. They also must attain a minimum weighted average of 75% in their Honors Specialization module and meet all other progression requirements of the Honors Specialization module in which they are enrolled.
Failure to Meet Progression Standards
A student who fails to meet the combined program progression standards in any year must withdraw from the combined program. However, a student who has met the progression standards of either the HBA or Political Science program will be allowed to proceed to the next year of that program. If the progression standards of both individual programs have been satisfied, the student may continue in either program and may petition the School or Faculty whose program was not selected for permission to complete that program at a later date. A student who is required to withdraw from the combined program and wishes to pursue either of the individual programs or both programs through a combined degree, must complete all the degree requirements of the individual program or combined programs in order to graduate from that/those program(s).
Dean's Honor List
At the Richard Ivey School of Business, students are considered for the Dean's Honor List during their first year of HBA. Students enrolled in Years 4 and 5 of the combined program are considered for the Dean's Honor List in Year 5 only. Only grades obtained in 4000-level Business courses will be used in calculating averages for the purpose of determining Dean's Honor List standing. Courses taken outside the Richard Ivey School of Business are excluded. Calculations for Ivey Scholar and Gold Medals are completed in the same way.
In Social Science, students will be considered for the Dean's Honor List in the usual way in Years 1 and 2, and at the end of Year 5, by considering all Social Science courses that have been taken in Years 4 and 5. Students who take at least 2.0 Social Science courses in Year 4 will be considered for the Dean's Honor List in that year on the basis of those courses.
Upon completion of this combined program, students will receive an Honors Specialization BA in Political Science and a BA in Honors Business Administration.
Graduation with Distinction
Eligibility to graduate “With Distinction” for each degree is determined by the Faculty or School.
International Exchange Programs
Students in the combined HBA/Political Science degree program may be eligible to participate in academic exchange programs. Interested students should discuss exchange options with the HBA Program Office and Political Science Undergraduate Program Advisor.
Students pay the prevailing fees as determined by the University policy on combined programs. Contact the Office of the Registrar for details.