Program Summary

Where better to study politics than the nation’s capital? Our location in Ottawa puts you at the centre of the political action in Canada. Students have access to unparalleled opportunities to enhance their education and propel their future careers. We have one of the largest Political Science departments in Canada, which gives students lots of choice in course selection.

Our program is organized around six major subfields: international relations (including international political economy), comparative politics, political theory, Canadian politics, public policy, and gender and diversity. You can enhance your studies by choosing one of three concentrations: Canadian Politics and Public Policy, International Relations and World Politics, and Power and Political Ideas.

In addition, students have opportunities for international exchanges, internships, co-op placements and research assistant opportunities. In fourth year, students can participate in an internship with the Washington Center.

Visit the Political Science departmental website for more information and student testimonials.