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Political Science

Political Science is the systematic study of power, authority and governance that helps us understand and engage in the important processes and institutions that structure our lives.

Quick Facts

Full-time: 3 years / 4 years
Starting in: January, September
Tuition Fee: 15,240 CAD per year
Location: Winnipeg Campus, Winnipeg, Canada

The Political Science Department offers a wide range of courses that consider such issues as:
relations between nation-states; the movement, cooperation and interactions of groups of people across state borders; the interactions between state and society; the nature of power and authority; and the impact of such things as political parties, interest groups, social classes and other societal organizations.

This program leads to a Bachelor of Arts (3-year, 4-year, or Honours) with a Major in Political Science. We also offer a Certificate in Public Policy & Administration. Students taking an undergraduate degree in another Major may choose to add a Minor in Political Science as a secondary area of interest.

Career Possibilities

Political Science graduates work in the municipal, provincial, and federal government, as research and policy analysts, senior bureaucrats, members of diplomatic and foreign services, customs officers, employment insurance officers, police officers, social workers, community activists, electoral returning officers, program managers, project officers, and communications officers. Some graduates work in legal firms, public opinion research companies, the media, labour unions, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

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What our students say

“I feel I was well prepared at UWinnipeg, and my education was genuinely applicable to my career. I had the great fortune to have well-versed and intellectually rigorous professors who were accessible and knew me by name.”

Laura Lumsden, BA (Honours) Political Science, Foreign Service Officer, posted to the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.