Canada, its politics, economics, society and workplace, is becoming dramatically more diverse and more global. New opportunities are open to those who are equipped to meet the challenges of a changing Canada and changing world. Political science helps students to be a part of those new opportunities, and to direct their lives and careers, by providing the intellectual tools needed to understand and analyze real world problems, conduct research and arrive at generally acceptable solutions.

The Political Science program equips students to see the implications of the changing world around us, learn about the ethos, changes and opportunities in our and in other countries, and to have a well developed understanding of our values and political system. Beyond this, a major in Political Science is an especially useful preparation for students who wish to pursue careers in business, public service, law or communications. The program in Political Science allows for specialization in Canadian politics, comparative politics and public administration.