What is political science?
Political science is the systematic study of politics. Political scientists consider not only the structure and operations of government, but also public opinion, political parties and elections, and the way in which they interact with governments and shape the polices they make.
Political science at Memorial
Memorial's Department of Political Science has research strengths in public policy, European and international politics, as well as elections, campaigns and voting, particularly in Canada. Students who work towards a BA 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.
The Department of Political Science offers a co-operative education option available to political science majors. Admission to the co-op option is competitive for a limited number of places.
Sample courses and degree map
Degree maps are navigational tools, designed to help you make the right choices throughout your Bachelor of Arts degree. They cover information pertaining to your studies, provide study tips, career guidance, suggestions for involvement, advice on go abroad activities and on your well being.
- Government service worker
- Policy analyst
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Bachelor of Arts
Fall, winter and spring semesters
Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by:
- March 1 for fall admission
- Oct. 1 for winter admission
- Feb. 1 for spring admission