Program Highlights

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In our program, we emphasize three important areas of the discipline of political science: Canadian politics (both national and regional), political thought (both classical and contemporary) and international affairs. We encourage our students to sample from all these areas, to help them understand the political significance of globalization.

Career Options

A frequently asked question is –what can I do with a degree in political studies? The simple answer is – many things. A degree in Political Studies opens diverse career opportunities.

For example, recent graduates have found careers as:
• Lawyer
• Manager, Communications in the Canadian Armed Forces
• Intelligence Analyst in the Canadian Armed Forces
• Teacher
• Journalist with CNN in India
• Manager for a Recreational Facility


Other possible careers include:
• Public Service Officer
• Non-Governmental Organization Worker (e.g. the Red Cross)
• Senior Parliamentary Researcher
• Lobbyist
• Consumer Advocate
• Public Policy Analyst
• Political Aide
• Political Scientist
• Health and Social Policy Researcher
• Survey Poll Analyst