Welcome to Political Science at Memorial

Our department has research and teaching strengths in all subdisciplines of political science: Canadian Politics, International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Political Theory, along with Public Policy and Administration and religion, politics and secularism. We also offer an innovative program in Law & Society. Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their subfields, developing knowledge about some of the most pressing political issues of the day, and addressing more traditional concerns that have defined the study of politics.



We offer programs at undergraduate and graduate levels. Students who work towards a B.A. Honours or Major have the option of concentrating in Canadian Government or in Global Studies. They can also gain job experience in a work internship, pursue a Co-op degree, or spend a semester in Europe. Graduate students can complete a research or internship focused Master's degree. Our M.A. program prepares students for both academic and professional careers. It attracts students from universities across Canada, as well as from other parts of the world, uniting them in a truly diverse and lively academic community.

While many of our students go on to professional positions in the civil service, our undergraduate and graduate students are regularly admitted to leading MA and PhD programs with generous funding packages.

(Information on this site pertains primarily to Political Science at our St. John's campus. See also Grenfell Campus information.)