Queen's University

Political Studies

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Program Information

School:Queen's University
Faculty:Faculty of Arts and Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Political Science and Government, General
Description:Formally established in 1964 with roots dating back to 1887, the Department of Political Studies has one of the largest and most popular undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Arts & Science with an average annual enrollment rate of 800 students in nearly 70 courses across four degree plans. Every year, 200 students graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Studies after spending four years learning from a diverse group of faculty and teaching fellows who are leading experts in their respective fields. Undergraduate students in the Department of Political Studies learn to think critically about the distribution of power and resources, and how these ideological and physical distributions inform systems of governance, political behaviour, and public policies. Course topics across all years examine facets of political theory, national politics, and international politics.
URL:Political Studies at Queen's University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $55,567
Careers:LegislatorsIntelligence OfficersProgram Officers Unique to Government

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80 to 100
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
Students from Ontario are required to have an English 4U, two additional 4U courses, and three additional courses that may be either 4U or 4M.
Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]
Additional Admission Requirements:

    For more specific admission requirements, visit https://www.queensu.ca/admission/about-applying/requirements.

    * 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 August 31, 2022