The Department of Political Science offers a major in Political Science for the 40-course Bachelor of Arts (BA) or the Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree programs. As a Political Science major, you can also do a Combined BA/BEd or BA/BMgt. Alternatively, you can a General Major in the Social Sciences and select Political Science as one of your three streams.

The Department also participates in the delivery of Canadian Studies, and Urban and Regional Studies. Canadian Studies focuses on developing a deeper appreciation of our Canadian identity across a wide range of disciplines. Urban and Regional Studies focuses on the analysis of the physical, social, economic and political factors that shape our cities and regions.

For more information on any of the degrees listed above, see your Program Planning Guide or speak to an Academic Advisor.

Students selecting these degree programs will have the opportunity to take courses such as:

  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics & Government
  • Canadian Public or Foreign Policy
  • Courts, Law and Politics in Canada
  • Canadian Constitutional Law
  • Women & the Law
  • Local Government & Politics
  • Developing Nations
  • Public Administration
  • Introduction to Political Theory
  • History of Political Thought
  • Canadian Political Behaviour
  • Digital Politics
  • Alberta Politics and Government
  • Canadian Federalism
  • Politics of Canadian Trade Policy
  • Religion & Politics
  • American Politics & Government