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|Delivery:||Full time or part time; some courses are also available through Distance Education.|
The Political Science Program examines power within society on both national and international levels to explain how resources and values are allocated among groups – who gets what, when and how. An undergraduate degree in political science provides students with knowledge and skills about political systems, political ideas, analytical thinking and writing about complex issues in the modern world.
• Three or four-year (Honours) programs lead to a Bachelor of Arts
• Two main streams: Canadian government/ public administration and international relations/ comparative politics
• The department has an exchange program with five universities in Europe
• A Model Parliament for students is held annually at the House of Commons in Ottawa
• The department of Political Science has, for several years, sent a bilingual team to CANIMUN, the Canadian Model United Nations held annually in Ottawa
First-year course overview
6 credits from the following courses:
POLI 1006 – Political Regimes
POLI 1007 – Political Ideas of Political Actors
POLI 1106 – Understanding Canadian Politics
POLI 1107 – Understanding World Political Problems
+ electives (6 cr) in humanities
+ electives (6 cr) in sciences
+ electives (12 cr) in humanities, social sciences or sciences
Based on Grade 12 4U/M courses:
• 1 English or 1 Français (depending on language of study)
• 5 other courses
• Minimum average of 70%
Policy analysis, management, federal, provincial and municipal administrations, entrepreneurship, graduate studies in international relations, journalism, law, human resources, international organizations, education...
Credit transfer opportunities are available from other recognized postsecondary institutions and are typically evaluated on an individual basis. Some fast-tracking opportunities also exist.