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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

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.

  • advocacy-government relations
  • foreign service worker
  • immigration officer
  • intelligence agent
  • international aid worker
  • journalist/reporter
  • labour organizer/negotiator
  • lawyer/paralegal
  • legislative/parliamentary assistant
  • market research analyst
  • policy advisor/researcher
  • political aide
  • political strategist
  • public opinion analyst
  • trade negotiator

Sample Industries/Types of Employers

  • consulting firms
  • corporations
  • educational institutions
  • embassies/consulates
  • government
  • law enforcement agencies
  • lobbying firms/municipalities
  • market research firms
  • media organizations
  • political parties
  • polling organizations
  • public opinion researchers 
  • research firms
  • Statistics Canada
  • think tanks

"What makes Laurier Political Science stand out is its commitment to teach students from a holistic perspective and engage with students in unique ways. The coursework covers a practical component where students have the opportunity to apply their skills in the form of policy analysis, lobbying, and advocacy to name a few."

– Kanwar Brar (BA '18)


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