In Political Studies, we consider the many ways in which we use power in human societies.

At TWU, the political studies program embraces both the social science and humanities aspects of political analysis. We examine the philosophic and practical aspects of the use and abuse of power, combining insights from both the humanities and social sciences.

Our Political Studies program embraces both the social science and humanities aspects of political analysis, adding depth to your studies. As a student of political studies, you will deepen your understanding of political science and explore your rights and responsibilities as a citizen and Christian. You will explore the organization of government and how this influences the amount and distribution of social and economic resources. In addition, you will develop an understanding of government institutions, legislative processes, foreign policy, international relations, and public law.

Our political studies program includes practicum courses, giving our students valuable experience. Our students have the option of studying at TWU’s Laurentian Leadership Centre and interning in Ottawa or at Parliament Hill, and participating in our Pre-Law Society or Model United Nations.

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.

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

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