Why Political Studies?

At TWU, the political studies program embraces both the social science and humanities aspects of political analysis.

Why Political Studies?

At TWU, the political studies program embraces both the social science and humanities aspects of political analysis.

The study of political science helps students to discover their rights and responsibilities as citizens.

Majors in Political Studies explore how governments are organized and how they influence the distribution of social and economic resources. In addition, students develop an understanding of government institutions, legislative processes, foreign policy, international relations, and public law. This program also provides the opportunity to study at the Laurentian Leadership Centre, located a few blocks away from Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Several courses are offered regularly at our Ottawa campus. Political practica are included in the degree, and Political Studies majors have multiple opportunities to participate in political clubs on campus, model United Nations, or in internships abroad.

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Honours
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Minor
Concentration

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Financial Aid

Investing in your future may require some help along the way. We offer merit and need-based awards to help offset the cost of tuition. Planning early is key and we are here to help get you started.

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Admission Requirements

The admissions process at TWU is designed to be simple and convenient. Once we receive your application and transcripts, you will be contacted by your admissions counsellor within two weeks on your admittance.

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Internship in Ottawa

Students can take on an internship at the Laurentian Leadership Centre in Ottawa, allowing them to gain professional work experience with an NGO, political office, museum, newspaper, tribunal, embassy, and more.

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Careers in Political Studies

Graduates from TWU’s political science program find careers in:

  • Government-related service
  • Administration
  • Law
  • Business
  • Librarianship
  • Journalism
  • Teaching

Faculty Profiles

Tyler Chamberlain, M.A., Ph.D Candidate

Instructor in Political Studies and Philosophy; Campus Liaison for the Laurentian Leadership Centre

John Dyck, D.Phil

Assistant Professor of Political Studies

Janet Epp Buckingham, B.A., LL.B., LL.D.

LLC Director; Professor of Political Studies and History

Paul Rowe, Ph.D.

Professor and Coordinator of Political and International Studies

Calvin Townsend, MCS

Instructor in Political Studies and Religious Studies