Mount Allison University

Political Science

Program Information

School:Mount Allison University
Faculty:Faculty of Social Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Political Science and Government, General
Description:The Political Science BA program is designed for students who are interested in the study of politics. The study of politics is concerned with the nature and workings of power, state, and government; the rights and duties of citizenship; the limits and possibilities of collective political action; and the social, economic, and cultural formations that shape the life of the political community. The scope of inquiry is local, national, and international; it includes the empirical analysis of individuals, groups, institutions, and processes as well as the investigation of long-standing philosophical questions concerning human nature, freedom, democracy, and justice.

The Political Science program is organized into four main subfields: Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, International Politics, and Political Theory. The program offers students the opportunity to gain a strong foundation in all four subfields and to combine empirical, practical, and theoretical approaches in each year of study. In addition to the Canadian Politics subfield, students can take specialized area courses in Africa, the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Political Science students who seek a more intensive concentration in one particular subfield can integrate courses from other programs in Canadian Studies, International Relations, History, and Philosophy.
URL:Political Science at Mount Allison University
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,765
International: $16,750
Careers:Intelligence Officers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*65

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Completion of Grade 12 with generally at least four other university-preparatory courses (with a minimum grade of 65% in each) are required. University-preparatory courses in mathematics, humanities, social sciences, and sciences are strongly recommended.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 21, 2016