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Get behind the headlines and learn how political power really works. Our political science program introduces you to political, economic, social, and environmental issues in Canada and around the world. We offer a great mentorship program, opportunities to do research with faculty, and the ability to complete an internship in fourth year. Our active and engaged department is home to the Political Science Society, the Model UN Club, and arranges an annual trip to Europe through the EU Study Abroad course.
Sample Courses: Introduction to Canadian Government and Politics, World Politics, Political Geography, Political Economics of Agriculture and Food, International Organizations
Career Tracks: Lawyer, local, provincial, or federal government, government service official, public policy analyst, business advisor, public relations officer, journalist, graduate school, lobbyist and think tank researcher
You will learn how policies and laws affect people, businesses and the world in this combined program. Develop your critical thinking and analytical skills to impact change both at the community level and in the boardroom.
Sample Courses: Intro to Canadian Government and Politics, Business Communications, Intro to Business, Political Economy of International Trade, Business Law
Specialization options: Accounting, Business Analytics and Supply Chain Management Finance, Human Resources, International Business, Marketing, Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Career Tracks: Lawyer, HR manager, business advisor, entrepreneur, policy analyst
Professional Designation Possible: CPA (Accounting), CFA (Finance), CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional)
Parlez-vous français? Get an edge over the competition for jobs in federal public service, with non-governmental organizations and in the private sector requiring knowledge of French and francophone culture. You’ll take French language courses as well as political science courses taught in French. Study in France or Ottawa and have the option of taking the EU Study Abroad course. Do research with professors in a faculty that cares about your success.
Sample Courses: Introduction to Canadian Government and Politics, World Politics, French Language Training, Introduction to Cultural Heritage of French Canada, Issues in Quebec Politics, additional courses taught in French at the University of Ottawa or abroad
Career Tracks: Government service official, public policy analyst, public relations officer, non-governmental organization consultant, border services official
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
Inspire students to be engaged citizens by combining your education degree with a political science BA. Teach courses at the intermediate/senior level in subjects like world issues, law, social studies, and more. Our poli-sci department is welcoming, and our Faculty of Education connects you with real-world opportunities to refine your teaching skills.
Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, Introduction to Canadian Government and Politics, World Politics
Career Tracks: Secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning strategist, academic administrator, educational specialist, communications specialist, public relations officer, consultant
Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)
During his four years studying in the Department of Political Science, Trevor was heavily involved in the campus and Windsor community. He served as a UWSA councillor and as president of USIRPS, the Undergraduate Society for International Relations and Political Science, in 2014-15. Trevor was also a member of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee and the Transit Windsor Board of Directors.
BA (Honours) in Political Science. Osgoode Hall Law School Graduate. Now articling at the Ontario Securities Commission (Enforcement Branch)
*Two Years after Graduation (OUGS Social Sciences, 2020)