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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.


Jordan Baechler (BA '17)

"I really enjoyed in-class conversations conversations about current issues. This program allows you to take control of your own learning and learn about why politics have worked the way they have in the past and why it is going this way now.

"It doesn’t get any better than the ‘Poli Sci’ program at Laurier."

Hillary Kendrick (BA '18)

"I have thoroughly enjoyed the Political Science BA program at Laurier because I have been able to shape my degree based on my academic interests. I have taken classes on Canadian foreign policy, the politics of the Middle East, and international law. I have also completed the Research Specialization, which gave me the opportunity to design and complete a major research project. I would highly recommend this program because of the courses offered, professors who are committed to student learning, and experiential learning opportunities!"

Kanwar Brar (BA '18)

"The Laurier Political Science BA program provided me with tools to succeed in the workforce. The faculty and staff go above and beyond to support students and ensure they are successful throughout their undergraduate degree. 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. You have the autonomy to create your own path and everyone around you works to help you succeed."

Nicholas MacDonald (BA '18)

"Completing my Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University was the greatest academic decision I could have made. The course provided ample opportunity to get involved in politically affiliated clubs on campus as well as work opportunities in local, provincial, and global politics.

"In my third year of studies, I was able to work for the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. as a policy intern. The work experience was ultimately elevated by my knowledge of politics taught at Wilfrid Laurier University.

"The support of professors and professional staff at Laurier is exceptional. Due to the healthy student and academic environment, I was able to succeed in this course of study and achieve high marks. My experience with academia at Wilfrid Laurier University and the political science department was so great that I hope to enter academia myself and complete a PhD in the future. In September 2018, I will be attending the London School of Economics and Political Science for my Master in International Relations."

Notable Alumni

  • Jelena Adzic (BA '96), national arts and entertainment journalist, CBC News Network
  • Cathy Barr (BA '85, MA '86), vice-president, mission effectiveness, Imagine Canada
  • Darrell Bricker (BA '83, MA '84), CEO, Ipsos Public Affairs
  • David Docherty (BA '83), president, Mount Royal University
  • Berry Vrbanovic (BA '88), mayor of Kitchener

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