Why Study Political Science at Carleton?

Discover how political decisions are made, trace the development of political thought from ancient Greece to the Internet age, explore politics in countries around the world, dive into the distinct aspects of Canadian Politics and separate the myths from the realities of globalization.

Our Capital Advantage

Our location in the nation’s capital provides you with study resources and opportunities unavailable elsewhere.¬†Carleton capitalizes on links with Parliament, government departments, embassies, and non-governmental organizations.

Real-World Experience

Through a wide range of programs, political science students also gain real-world experience as volunteers, interns, or in co-op placements, and can travel abroad to study.

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A Strong Reputation for Learning and Support

Carleton’s Department of Political Science is among the largest and most respected programs in Canada. Our department is large enough to provide a wide range of courses, but small enough for individual students to find a supportive community of scholars.

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Our Undergraduate Office provides students with information on program and course requirements. Students are welcome to stop by during office hours to discuss questions or concerns they may have regarding their Political Science degree with the Undergraduate Program Advisor.

Contact us: Undergraduate Advising

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