Welcome to Political Science!

Carleton President Benoit-Antoine Bacon welcomed first-year students as they carry belongings to their new residence rooms during Residence Move-In weekend.

The faculty and staff in Political Science are committed to ensuring your first year in the program is enjoyable and successful. This page has links to information and opportunities to get you started!

Academic Advising

The Political Science Undergraduate Office can support you in planning your program, selecting courses, and achieving other academic goals.

Your undergraduate program advisor in the Department is Sarah Landry. Reach out to Sarah if you have any questions as you get started!

Planning Your First Year

First Year Registration

Before you register, consult these guides for degree requirements and courses:

To begin registration:

Student Orientation

Fall Orientation

Sunday, September 4 to Friday, September 9, 2022
Fall Orientation provides incoming students with a week packed full of fun activities, a chance to make new friends, and an opportunity to gain the necessary skills to help transition to university life at Carleton. Be sure to register!

Academic Orientation Day (AOD)

Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Academic orientation introduces incoming students to the Faculty of Public Affairs and the Department of Political Science. You’ll have a chance to meet your peers, as well as upper year students and faculty from the Department!

CU 1001

The CU 1001 program is a free online experience that provides new students with an introduction to the Carleton community over the summer months. Register Now!

First Year Connections (FYC)

New Carleton students are matched with upper year Peer Mentors for the first six weeks of the
Fall term. Register for FYC!

Carleton Student Services

Carleton’s Student Services website is where you’ll find things like:

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