Politics (BA)

Choosing First Year Courses

Establishing the best first year schedule helps you set the foundation for a successful Acadia experience. To help with this, your department has recommended the courses you should register for in your first year. Academic advising is available at any stage should you need it.

First Year at a Glance

Required Courses

POLS 1303
Law/Politics & Government
POLS 1403
Global Politics, Law and Culture


24h Electives
Courses of your choice, totalling 24 credit hours

Important Notes

You must register for all of your required courses and your electives. Students are advised to use their 1st year "electives" to complete as much of the "Arts Core" requirements as possible. The Arts Core is required for all BA students. The Arts Core requirements include 6 credit hours in English (usually ENGL 1406 or ENGL 1413 & 1423), 6 credit hours in a second language, 6 credit hours in a humanities discipline, and 6 credit hours from the Faculty of Pure & Applied Science.

All Politics majors are automatically enrolled in POLS 2000 Politics Passport. The Politics Passport is the department’s unique way of encouraging political engagement and learning about politics outside of the classroom.