Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science, Bilingual Specialization
If you are considering a career in government or the public service and are looking for a competitive edge, this program is for you. The federal public service in Canada is mandated to provide services and to be able to conduct government business in both official languages – French and English.
Students who have completed full French education, French-immersion studies, or have a good working knowledge of French (both written and oral) can apply these highly sought-after skills in the competitive federal public service.
This specialization will prepare you for a career in public service, the law, non-governmental organizations, or the private sector that requires a good working knowledge of French and an understanding of Francophone culture.
This bilingual Political Science degree requires that you take 14 of your courses in French. The courses draw on the expertise of our own bilingual Political Science professors, as well as in co-operation with UWindsor’s French Studies program and the international exchange program.
You will spend one semester on exchange in France or at a French language university in Canada studying in French, normally in the third year of the program.
You will benefit from an academically rigorous curriculum. You will develop a mastery of the political culture of Francophone Canada, and an ability to read and write political text in both French and English.
Minimum Admission Average: 70%
Mean Admission Average: 80%
Students may choose to double major in any BA Honours program
French and Political Science with Bilingual specialization requires any Grade 12 U French.
It is strongly recommended that students already possess solid abilities in French, both oral and written, before taking this program.
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.
- Public service
- Law (with additional studies)
- Policy analysis
- Public policy think tanks and consulting
- Non-governmental organizations
- Law enforcement
- Education (with additional studies)