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Political Science (BA)


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Political Science (BA)

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Prepare yourself for a life of engaged citizenship. Gain the knowledge you need to understand contemporary political events. Get the skills you need to contribute to your community and your workplace.

Tailor your program to include a geographic focus on North America, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America or Africa. Learn about political communication, policy and legal analysis, public opinion and election analysis.

Study trade, political economy, environmental politics, migration, economic development and so much more!


Program Highlights

  • co-op-icon.jpgCo-op is available (apply after first year).
  • Supportive, passionate and approachable professors.
  • A wide variety of classes so you can customize your course of study.
  • Skills-based learning to prepare you to contribute to your community and your workplace.
  • Practicing lawyers teaching legal studies courses.
  • Apply for our Bachelor of Laws (University of Sussex, UK) and Bachelor of Arts (Laurier) program, where you earn an honours Arts degree from Laurier and a law degree from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom in six years.

Sample Courses

  • Markets, Money and International Politics
  • Introduction to Law
  • Canadian Environmental Policy
  • The Polarization of American Politics
  • Media Analysis in a Digital Age

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

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Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Management Option
  • Legal Studies Option
  • International Public Policy Option
  • Research Specialization
  • North American Studies Minor
  • Global Studies Minor
  • History Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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