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Political Science (BA)


We live in a “political” world. From the local to the global, decisions made by politicians, government officials, corporations and community leaders affect all aspects of our lives – from the amount of taxes we pay and the wait times in our health-care system, to whether we send our troops into combat or on peacekeeping missions.

A Political Science degree at Laurier gives you the training and tools you need in areas such as political communication, policy and legal analysis, public opinion design and implementation, and election analysis. In the process, you’ll gain the experience and skills to understand the political events and debates around you, preparing you for a life of engaged citizenship.

Program Highlights

Sample Courses

  • Global Political-Military Issues
  • Poverty and Inequality in the Global South
  • Canadian Democracy
  • The Politics of Trade
  • Corruption, Scandal and Political Ethics


  • Admission range of mid-70s.
  • English at 60%.
  • More admission requirements are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English.
  • IB Minimum Score: 28.


A degree in Political Science won’t necessarily make you a politician (although several of our graduates have gone in that direction). With a degree in Political Science, you’ll possess a broad range of skills that prepare you for employment in the government, education, journalism, law, business and civil society sectors, both within Canada and abroad.

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