Why study political science?

Political science teaches you how the world works. As one of Concordia’s most popular degree choices, you will meet the world up close: in class, in action and in person. Our programs are well-connected to the world of politics and political thinkers, and cater to students of many languages and cultures, in one of Canada’s most diverse, politically-aware universities.

You’ll learn to question, reason, and think for yourself. You will pick and choose classes from our five areas of specialization:

  • International Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • Canadian and Quebec Politics
  • Public Policy and Administration
  • Political Theory

Together, we’ll discuss relationships between power, policy, theory, nationalism, international relations, and many other facets of contemporary life. There will be opportunities to travel to Ottawa to meet ministers, senators or ambassadors, or to attend talks with lecturers from Africa, Latin America and Asia.

If you want to contribute to the public life of your country, or make the world a better place, then our program is a great place to start.

Program Details

A Bachelor of Arts degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 ­– 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.

Concentrations:

  • Honours in Political Science (60 credits)
  • Major in Political Science (42 credits)
  • Minor in Political Science (24 credits)
  • Minor in Human Rights Studies (24 credits)

Read more about our Political Science programs

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