Political Science

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Political Science

Bachelor of Arts (BA), International Bachelor of Arts (iBA)

Work Experience Study Abroad Double Major Minor

Explore the actions of governments, judicial systems and political parties while discovering movements in society and in the power relations of everyday life.


Program Information

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.

Degree Information

Campus: Keele
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

Experiential Education

Research / Other Activities

Honours Option




Degree Overview

Career Options

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