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, and separate the myths from the realities of globalization. Carleton’s Department of Political Science is among the largest and most respected programs in Canada, and our location in the nation’s capital provides you with study resources and opportunities unavailable elsewhere.
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. Carleton capitalizes on links with Parliament, government departments, embassies, and non-governmental organizations. 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.