Skip to main content
McMaster University Menu Search

Minor in Justice, Law & Order

MinorMinor in Justice, Law & Order

Students are responsible for ensuring that any prerequisites for preferred upper-year courses are met in advance.

6 units

  • POLSCI 1AA3 - Government, Politics, and Power
  • POLSCI 1AB3 - Politics and Power in a Globalizing World 

6 units

  • POLSCI 2D03 - Canadian Democracy
  • POLSCI 2C03 - Force and Fear, Crime and Punishment

6 units

  • POLSCI 3CL3 - Constitutional and Public Law in Canada
  • POLSCI 3RF3 - The Charter of Rights and Freedoms

6 units

  • from the Multidisciplinary Course List
    (See Note 2)

Multidisciplinary Course List

  • ANTHROP 3FA3 - Forensic Anthropology
  • HLTHAGE 2G03
  • HLTHAGE 2GG3 - Mental Health and Society
  • HLTHAGE 3DD3 - Work: Dangerous to your Health?
  • INDIGST 3K03 - Indigenous Human Rights
  • LABRST 2W03 - Human Rights and Social Justice
  • LABRST 3C03 - Labour and Employment Law
  • POLSCI 3C03 - Government and Politics of Indigenous People
  • POLSCI 3CC3 - Political Authority: 20th-Century Political Theory
  • POLSCI 3G03 - Ethnicity and Multiculturalism: Theory and Practice
  • POLSCI 3GG3 - Federalism
  • POLSCI 3K03 - Migration and Citizenship: Canadian, Comparative and Global Perspectives
  • POLSCI 3KK3 - Genocide: Sociological and Political Perspectives
  • POLSCI 3V03 - Gender and Politics
  • POLSCI 3VV3 - Democratic Theory
  • POLSCI 3Y03 - Democratization and Human Rights
  • PSYCH 3CC3 - Forensic Psychology
  • RELIGST 2RD3 - Religion and Diversity
  • SOCWORK 3H03
  • SOCIOL 2BB3 - Sociology of Deviance
  • SOCIOL 2CC3 - Constructing Deviance
  • SOCIOL 2C06
  • SOCIOL 3GG3 - Special Topics in the Sociology of Deviance


If you are enrolled in a four- or five-level program (with the exception of the Medical Radiation Sciences program which is a three-level program offered over a four-year period), you are eligible to obtain a Minor in Justice, Law and Order. Please note that in order to declare a Minor in Justice, Law and Order, at least 12 units (above Level I) must be elective to the degree.

In the final year of your program, when you complete your profile in the online Graduation Information Centre, you must indicate your desire to receive a Minor in the chosen subject. The Faculty Reviewing Committee will verify that the requirements have been met. If you are successful, your transcript will contain a designation for Minor in that area.

Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

All undergraduate students accepted for admission to McMaster University are automatically considered for a McMaster University entrance award. Additional entrance awards, in-course scholarships, bursaries and other forms of financial assistance are available to you at various stages of their undergraduate careers.

Each scholarship, bursary, Government Aid or Work Study Program a(DELETE) has its own unique application process and requirements. More information on financial aid visit the Student Financial Aid & Scholarship (SFAS) Office.

The Clarke Prizes in Advocacy and Active Citizenship

Established in 2014 by Ryan Clarke (Class of '88) and Leanna Clarke to reward distinguished advocacy demonstrated by students at McMaster University who are - or wish to - advocate for some type of meaningful social and/or political change.

Parliamentary Internship Programs

They should also follow the same formatting in terms of headings etc.  We should also list the awards provided by the Department under the first paragraph in the undergraduate scholarships – if an easily accessible list is available.  If not, then in the future we should.  This formatting should be replicated for each of the programs and minors.

Political Science Academic Advisors (For the Fall/Winter 2018-19 Term)

Dr. Todd Alway – KTH 538

Dr. Catherine Frost – KTH 510

Undergraduate Chair (Winter 2019 Term)

Dr. James Ingram – KTH 537 

POL SCI 4Z06/3WP3 Coordinator (For Fall/Winter 2018-19)

Dr. Greg Flynn – KTH 543

Academic Advising

The Academic Advising office is run through the Office of the Associate Dean. The primary goal of the Advising Office is to provide all Social Sciences undergraduate students with the information and guidance they need to succeed in their academic careers.

Advisors can help you make the right academic decisions by explaining policies and regulations as well as presenting different options and supports available in your studies.

An academic advisor can assist you with:

  • Course requirements, dropping and adding courses
  • Program selection, application and changes
  • Studying abroad
  • Transfer credits
  • Petitions for missed term work, deferred examinations and special consideration
  • Appeals procedures
  • Referral to other campus services

Learn more about Academic Advising in the Social Sciences.

2017/2018 Undergraduate Calendar Understanding Level 1 Internships & Experiential Education McMaster / Mohawk Affiliated Certificates Soc Sci Courses Apply Now
For more information:
Department of Political Science
KTH 527
905-525-9140 ext. 24741
Required Credential:
Enrolment in an Honours program.
Program Type:
Course Based
Program Options:
Full-time, Part-time
Typical Entry: