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Beyond a reasonable doubt, this is an elite program popular with elite students who have an average of 85% or above. Focusing on the legal aspects of philosophy, history, criminology, sociology, politics, and government, there aren’t many other programs like it around. Use it to prepare for law school or an array of other careers. In this program you won’t just be a number. It’s a close-knit department where your professors will know your name.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Canadian Government and Politics, Comparative Politics, Legal Process in Canada, Reasoning Skills, Informal Logic: Argumentation


Career Tracks: Lawyer, legal consultant, government service official, law enforcement officer, policy analyst, graduate school

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: English/ENG4U
Minimum Average: 85%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 86%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General 3-year program
  • H Honours 4-year program
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available
Émilie Weidl

"I wouldn’t trade my time in the Law & Politics program for anything. The incredible professors I met and experiences I had paved the way for my path forward. Working on research with some of our professors inspired me to aim for a career in academia. I also took advantage of the courses taught in French at the faculty and am currently taking almost all of my law courses at McGill in French, which I don’t think I would have been able to do had it not been for the vocabulary and writing skills gained in those French-language Political Science classes."

Émilie Weidl
Law & Politics

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What Will I Learn?

  • Describe and explain major issues and phenomena of political science
  • Research and investigate political issues, synthesize data and information from varying sources and present descriptive and empirical evidence to support a central thesis
  • Confidently assert political ideas and arguments, and defend them with sound reason and logic

  • Effectively communicate ideas, arguments and evidence through clear, concise and coherent written work
  • Explain the rights and responsibilities associated with Canadian and global citizenship
  • Propose and evaluate alternative policy solutions to contemporary societal problems


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Number of Graduates (2020)


94%

EMPLOYMENT RATE OF GRADUATES*

OUGS Social Sciences, 2019)

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  • Development analyst
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  • Human resources manager
  • Immigration agent
  • Journalist
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Lawyer
  • Legal consultant
  • Local government official
  • Marketing manager
  • Media analyst
  • Policy analyst
  • Political aide
  • Professor
  • Public official
  • Public relations officer
  • Reporter
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Teacher
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