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Get an international perspective and prepare for an exciting career in
foreign affairs and global governance. Focus your sights in a variety of
areas such as diplomatic relations, human rights, international justice,
conflict resolution and more. You’ll learn from our faculty members and
develop analytical skills to build novel approaches to global issues. You
can broaden your horizons an add a student exchange opportunity, or
the EU study abroad course where you will travel to Europe for exclusive
access to NATO officials.
Sample Courses: Intro to Canadian Government and Politics, Intro to International Relations, International Conflict and its Resolution, Comparative Politics in a Changing World, Political Economy of Agriculture and Food
Specialization Options: Students select one minor to complete as part of their degree: Arabic
Studies; Business Administration; Communication, Media, and Film;
Economics; Entrepreneurship; French Studies; Geography; History;
Jewish Studies; Latin American Studies; Modern Languages; Philosophy;
Sociology; Women’s and Gender Studies
Career Tracks: Diplomatic officer, community rights organizer, foreign correspondent,
policy analyst, international development worker
Minimum Average: 70%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 83%
* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.
* Applicants educated outside of Canada must submit evidence of education equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 academic courses. Grades will be converted to Ontario equivalent grades.
Number of Graduates (2018)
Employment Rate of Graduates
Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion (OUGS Social Sciences, 2017)
"My education at the University of Windsor has prepared me for the demands of this experience, especially through developing my writing and communication skills. I’d really recommend the Young Diplomats Abroad Program to any other students interested in the foreign service. It’s been everything I could ask for."
Erik Stenlund BA in International Relations and Development StudiesMA in Political Science
* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.
With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that’s sure to set you on a journey to a future you’ll be proud of.
Explore a selection of opportunities recommended for students in your program. This chart shows some of your many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities
from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.
A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration, such as:
Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.
Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.
Courses of study specific to each program
Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)
Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)
Applying to a program can be a confusing process, we made this page to help you along the way. If at any point you need help feel free to reach out to us though ask.UWindsor.
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