Political science is so much more than the study of governments! We offer courses on topics such as international relations, politics of human rights, politics of migration, the environment, and the relationships between globalization and social change. Students can learn about many countries and regions of the world – such as China, Russia, Latin America and South Asia – from experts who have travelled to these countries and speak the languages. We offer a variety of courses on African politics; gender, diversity and politics, and political theory are other strengths of ours. Our location in Ottawa makes Carleton the ideal place to study Canadian politics.
Our award-winning faculty are talented researchers who actively investigate, present and publish their work on contemporary political issues. Review our faculty to gain a sense of the range of expertise of our professors and instructors.
Students in Political Science attain valuable skills, in areas such as critical reading, analytical research, and basic knowledge of how statistical methods are used. Such skills are extremely valuable in careers such as public service, polling and public opinion research, and non-governmental organizations. Many of our BA Honours graduates go on to pursue advanced study, whether in graduate programs in political science, or in another professional degree program.