Academic Calendar - 2020 ARCHIVE

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2020ARCHIVE

Western Main Campus

Honours Specialization HONOURS SPECIALIZATION IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION - admission discontinued
Faculty of Social Science - DAN Management & Organizational Studies

Admission to this module is discontinued effective September 1, 2019. Students enrolled in the module will be allowed to graduate until August 31, 2023, upon fulfillment of the module requirements.

Enrolment in the BMOS Honours Specialization modules is limited. Meeting of minimal requirements does not guarantee admission.

Students may not apply to a BMOS HONOURS SPECIALIZATION when they apply for admission to the University.

Admission Requirements

5.0 first-year courses:

After first year, students may apply for admission upon completion of first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 73% on, and no grade less than 60% in, the following
3.0 principal courses:

1.0 course: MOS 1021A/B and MOS 1023A/B
1.0 course from: Calculus 1000A/B, Calculus 1301A/B, Calculus 1500A/B, Calculus 1501A/B; Mathematics 1225A/B, Mathematics 1228A/B, Mathematics 1229A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B*
1.0 course: Political Science 1020E

1.0 course numbered 1000-1999 from: Economics, Psychology or Sociology
1.0 course numbered 1000-1999

Note: *Students admitted without Calculus should be aware that to enrol in certain courses/modules they may be required to take Mathematics 0110A/B. When considering a course/module in another discipline, please check the Mathematics requirements(s). Students are responsible for ensuring they have completed the Mathematics and other entry requirements and prerequisites of the modules/courses they wish to take.

Note: After first year, Affiliated University College students require the completion of 5.0 courses with an overall cumulative average of 70%, in addition to the above.

After second year, students applying for a BMOS HONOURS SPECIALIZATION must have

a) achieved an average of at least 73% on the last 5.0 courses;
b) achieved an average of 73% on the 3.0 principal courses required for the module;
c) achieved a cumulative modular average of 70%;
d) obtained a minimum grade of 60% in each course required for the module;
e) obtained a passing grade in each elective course;
f) Main Campus Students: a minimum cumulative average of 65%, or
Affiliated College Students: a minimum cumulative average of 70%.

Module/Program Information

11.0 courses:

1.0 course: Business Administration 2257.
1.0 course: MOS 2181A/B, MOS 2275A/B.
3.0 courses: Political Science 2211E, Political Science 2230E, Political Science 2246E.
1.0 course from: MOS 2242A/B and MOS 3341F/G or Political Science 3324F/G or Sociology 2206A/B; Psychology 2820E; Sociology 2205A/B and Sociology 2206A/B; Statistical Sciences 2035.
1.0 course: MOS 3370A/B, MOS 4471A/B, the former MOS 3371A/B.
1.5 courses from: MOS 3280F/G, MOS 3342A/B, MOS 3343A/B, MOS 3344A/B, MOS 3352F/G, MOS 3355F/G, MOS 3356F/G, MOS 3383A/B, MOS 3384A/B, MOS 4485F/G; Economics 2150A/B, Economics 2152A/B, Economics 2160A/B.
1.5 courses from: Political Science 3317F/G, Political Science 3326E, Political Science 3331F/G, Political Science 3332F/G, Poliical Science 3348F/G, Political Science 3363F/G, Political Science 3364F/G.
0.5 course: MOS 4410A/B.
0.5 course from: Political Science 4000-level*.

*Note: Many 4000-level Political Science courses have prerequisites. Students should take this into consideration when choosing their courses.

This module may not be combined with a Major in Political Science or Diploma in Public Administration.


Progression Requirements

To remain in a BMOS HONOURS SPECIALIZATION, students must have

a) maintained a cumulative modular average of 70%;
b) obtained a minimum grade of 60% in each course required for the module;
c) obtained a passing grade in each elective course;
d) maintained a cumulative average of 65%

Students who fail to meet these progression requirements may be eligible to apply to a BMOS Specialization or to another program.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from a BMOS HONOURS SPECIALIZATION, students must achieve a minimum cumulative modular average of 70% with a minimum mark of 60% in each course, obtain a passing grade in each elective course, and maintain a minimum overall average of 65% on the 20.0 courses counted towards the BMOS HONOURS SPECIALIZATION Degree. Students with advanced standing must achieve an overall average of 65% on courses completed at Western.

All students require 2.0 designated essay courses (E, F or G; at least 1.0 of which must be a senior course numbered 2000-4999) and 1.0 course from each of the Categories A, B and C.