Explore the actions of governments, judicial systems and political parties while discovering movements in society and in the power relations of everyday life.
The Political Science program is designed to develop a student’s political analysis ability, critical skills and democratic awareness. The department offers a broad range of courses that focus on different themes. Students who major or minor in Political Science may choose to focus on one theme, or may take courses from several of the following themes. These themes include law, social justice and ethics; global politics; Canadian democracy in the North American context; development, inequality and the Global South; gender, diversity and inclusion; political economy; political thought; public policy and administration; and violence and security.
Faculty: Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA), International Bachelor of Arts (iBA)
Degree Options: Double Major, Minor, Single Major, Specialized
3, 4 yrs
Research / Other Activities
A Political Science degree from York will provide you with a variety of career paths to pursue, ranging from working in the business and law sectors to working in law and commerce. Our diverse course offerings allow you to discover which career path you are interested in pursuing and provide you with the specialized skills with which to pursue it.
|Diplomat||Foreign Business Advocate||Government Administrator|
|International Aid Director||International Development Worker||Journalist|
|Lobbyist||Police/Corrections Officer||Political Strategist/Analyst|
|Politician||Public Policy Analyst||Trade Policy Analyst|