Major in Public Policy (Arts Program) - ASMAJ2660

The Major in Public Policy is offered jointly by the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, the Department of Economics, and the Department of Political Science. Students enroll after first year, and must meet the prerequisite conditions for all second-year and higher courses.

Enrolment Requirements

This is a limited enrolment program. Students must have completed 4.0 credits and meet the requirements listed below to enrol.

Variable Minimum Grade
A minimum grade/minimum grade average in required courses is needed for entry, and this minimum changes each year depending on available spaces and the number of applicants. The following courses must be completed:

ECO101H1 & ECO102H1 (with an average final mark of at least 67%) or ECO105Y1 (with a final mark of at least 80%), and

One of the following four options (1.0 credit):

To ensure that students admitted to the program will be prepared, applicants with a final grade lower than the minimum grades stated above will not be considered for admission. Please note that obtaining this minimum final grade does not guarantee admission to the program.

Notes:

  • Students entering from Munk One/Trinity One/Vic One course options will be ineligible to take upper year POL courses until they have completed POL214Y1 or ( POL218H1, POL219H1)
  • Students expecting to choose ECO courses in their second year or higher must complete MAT133Y1 or the combination of MAT135H1 and MAT136H1 in their first year, to meet required prerequisites for ECO courses. If MAT133Y1 or ( MAT135H1, MAT136H1) is not taken, students will not be eligible to enrol in 200+-level ECO courses, and must take PPG200H1 to fulfil program requirements in lieu of ECO200Y1/​ ECO204Y1/​ ECO206Y1.

Completion Requirements

(7.5 credits)

First Year:

  1. One of the following four options (1.0 credit):

  2. ECO100Y1 or ECO101H1 & ECO102H1 (with a combined average of at least 67%) or ECO105Y1 (with a final mark of at least 80%).

  3. Students expecting to choose ECO courses in their second year or higher must complete MAT133Y1 or the combination of MAT135H1 and MAT136H1 in their first year, to meet required prerequisites for ECO courses. If MAT133Y1 or ( MAT135H1, MAT136H1) is not taken, students will not be eligible to enrol in 200+-level ECO courses, and must take PPG200H1 to fulfil program requirements in lieu of ECO200Y1/​ ECO204Y1/​ ECO206Y1.

Second Year:

  1. ECO200Y1/​ ECO204Y1/​ ECO206Y1/​ PPG200H1
  2. Students expecting to choose ECO courses in their second year or higher must complete MAT133Y1 or the combination of MAT135H1 and MAT136H1 in their first year, to meet required prerequisites for ECO courses. If MAT133Y1 or ( MAT135H1, MAT136H1) is not taken, students will not be eligible to enrol in 200+-level ECO courses, and must take PPG200H1 to fulfil program requirements in lieu of ECO200Y1/​ ECO204Y1/​ ECO206Y1.
  3. 1.0 credit from ECO220Y1, ( POL222H1+ POL232H1), SOC202H1, STA220H1, STA221H1, STA248H1, STA255H1, STA261H1
  4. One of the following three options (1.0 credit):

Third and Fourth Years:

  1. PPG301H1
  2. PPG401H1
  3. Remaining courses to reach the 7.5 credits will be drawn from 300+-level drawn from Economics, Political Science, Sociology, or related disciplines.

A non-exhaustive list of eligible courses includes:

Economics:
ECO313H1/​ ECO314H1/​ ECO320H1/​ ECO324Y1/​ ECO331H1/​ ECO333H1/​ ECO334H1/​ ECO336Y1/​ ECO339Y1/​ ECO349H1/​ ECO364H1/​ ECO365H1/​ ECO369H1/​ ECO402H1/​ ECO403H1/​ ECO407H1/​ ECO410H1/​ ECO414H1/​ ECO416H1/​ ECO425H1/​ ECO426H1/​ ECO434H1/​ ECO439H1

Political Science:
POL301H1/​ POL302H1/​ POL305H1/​ POL306H1/​ POL307H1/​ POL308H1/​ POL309H1/​ POL312Y1/​ POL312H1/​ POL313H1/​ POL314Y1/​ POL315H1/​ POL316Y1/​ POL316H1/​ POL317Y1/​ POL318H1/​ POL321H1/​ POL325H1/​ POL326H1/​ POL327H1/​ POL328H1/​ JPA331H1/​ POL332Y1/​ POL334H1/​ POL336H1/​ POL337Y1/​ POL337H1/​ POL340H1/​ POL341H1/​ POL344H1/​ POL347H1/​ POL351Y1/​ POL353H1/​ POL356Y1/​ POL357H1/​ POL358H1/​ POL359H1/​ JPR364H1/​ POL370H1/​ POL371H1/​ POL377H1/​ POL386H1/​ POL405H1/​ POL408H1/​ POL409H1/​ POL411H1/​ POL413H1/​ JPJ412H1/​ POL417H1/​ POL418H1/​ POL423H1/​ POL425Y1/​ POL431H1/​ POL439H1/​ POL447Y1/​ POL448H1/​ POL450H1/​ JPA453H1/​ JPF455Y1/​ JPF455H1/​ JPF456H1/​ POL456H1/​ JPR457H1/​ POL457Y1/​ POL458H1/​ POL459H1/​ POL463H1/​ POL474H1/​ POL475H1/​ POL480Y1/​ POL481Y1/​ POL482H1

With the approval of the program director, students can take public policy oriented courses outside this list.