Political Science

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science

Political science studies power— who holds it, how it is exercised, how our lives are influenced by politicians, bureaucrats, and other politically important institutions (including the courts, the Constitution, domestic and international organizations, etc.) and individuals.

This program introduces you to political, economic, social, and environmental issues in Canada and around the world.

Program Description
UWindsor offers students the unique opportunity to learn about Canadian and international politics in a city that borders the United States and presents many contemporary comparative US/ Canadian public policy research options. Professors have first-hand expertise in both US and Canadian politics.
Political scientists at UWindsor carry out research in a range of areas including border studies, Canadian and international policy analysis, conflict resolution, gender and politics, US politics, developmental aid projects, constitutional law and public policy, international political economy, comparative politics, media studies, Middle Eastern and Islamic politics, African politics, democratic politics, and religion and politics.

Minimum Admission Average: 70%

ENG4U required.

Students may choose to double major in any BA Honours program.

Students are encouraged to take classes in Political Science, Geography, History, Law, Globalization, Human Rights, and Philosophy as available in their high schools to help prepare them for this degree program. 

Experential Learning
Political Science courses in our degree programs integrate academic study with professional training. You will learn highly sought-after skills of researching, writing, public speaking, and debate, as well as public policy construction and analyses. Professors have practical expertise working with and for governments at all levels as well as for think tanks and non-governmental organizations, which they weave into the learning environment.
Additionally, students are exposed to role-playing experiential learning in a number of our classes to gain an insider’s look into sites of power in Canada and internationally. We also provide internship opportunities for course credit in local government and non-governmental settings in the Windsor-Essex region.
  • Government
  • Public service
  • Law (with additional studies)
  • Policy analysis
  • Public policy think tanks and consulting
  • Teaching (with additional studies)
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Journalism
  • Law enforcement
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