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Politicalscience is the field of the social sciences concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour.


“Politics is the art of looking for trouble,

finding it whether it exists or not,

diagnosing it incorrectly

and applying the wrong remedy.”

- Earnest Benn

“Politics is more difficult than physics.” - Albert Einstein

“Politics is the art of the possible.”

- Otto von Bismarck

“...the good of man must be the end of the science of Politics.” - Aristotle

Politicians are like diapers. Theyshouldbothbechangedfrequently and for the same reason. - Anonymous

“The things that will destroy us are:

Politics without principle;

pleasure without conscience;

wealth without work;

knowledge without character;

business without morality;

science without humanity;

and worship without sacrifice”.

- Mahatma Gandhi

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace”.

~Jimi Hendrix

“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!”

~Benjamin Franklin

Student testimonials what our students say about political science
Student TestimonialsWhat our students say aboutPolitical Science

“I picked politics


I want to be an intellectual.

I do not choose

to go about my life being unable to

converse with with people without even a base to speak upon”

Rebecca F.

Student testimonials what our students say about political science1
Student TestimonialsWhat our students say about Political Science

“With the flood of world events

that are sensationalized

in our news media, political science

is a great avenue to study what takes place behind the scenes and to understand

how to point out flaws in the coverage” .

Student testimonials what our students say about political science2
Student TestimonialsWhat our students say about Political Science

“At first, I just took political science because I had to. The first month of the class, I discovered it was actually a lot of fun!

We even get to create our own political

partiesand run them how we want to”

Student Testimonials

“I am studying politics

to be able to make proper decisions not

otherwise capable’.

‘As someone


a career in



of corruption,



here in


and abroad”

Student Testimonials

“If you like to argue, it is the class for you”

“Learning new things about my own views

on politics andgovernment is whatI like aboutthe course”


learning andunderstandingcurrent events as well as the events of the past”

Student Testimonials

“Politics is Fun”


taking this course

and now

I am not intimidated

By Politics.”

“Educating students


political scienceis the only way ignorance and prejudicecan be broken down”

Student Testimonials

“Political Science is interesting.”

“It allows you

to understand

the contemporary

political issues”

“Ihavealwayswantedtovote, butIhavenothadenough knowledge to knowhow to make an educated vote. Now, I am looking forward the next election”

Why study Political Science?

Political Science ranks as

one of the most popular of

all undergraduate majors,


the most popular

social science major

in the world.

In Europe,

Over 34% of all graduates in 2003

were graduating from social sciences.Of them, 82% took 3 or more

political science courses.

- Eurostat, EU

  • Political Science success requires:

  • an interest in political and social issues and ethical reasoning

  • strong analytical and communicative skills

  • Studying political science prepares students

  • to think independently, helps to develop skills such as flexibility, critical judgment, and the ability to understand the world from a variety of political, cultural and social perspectives.

Political science is ideal for:


interested in issues like education,

environment, civil rights, war and peace, globalization, justice and equality


interested in careers like law, teaching, journalism, public policy and any other careers that depend upon analytic,

research and communication skills.

What can you do with a degree in political science
What can you do with a degree in Political Science?

In today’s dynamic job market, employers prefer people with analytical skills who know how to learn and adapt to the quickly changing job market.

Studying political science helps students to develop transferable skills and provides an excellent background in many exciting careers.

  • Academe-Universities and Colleges-Think-Tanks and Research Institutions

  • II. International Agencies- Inter-governmental organization - Non-governmental Organizations - International Aid Organizations III. Media- Newspapers- Broadcasting- Publishing Houses

IV. Private Sector- For Profit or not-for Profit Organizations- Law Firms, Legal Aid Organizations- Market Research Firms, Consulting Firms - Insurance Companies, Banks- Public Relations Firms, - Community OrganizationsV.Federal,Provincial&Local Government- Foreign Service, Military Service- Crown Corporations & Regulatory Agencies- Law Enforcement Agencies

What do political science graduates do
What do Political Science Graduates Do?

  • - University/College Professor, Teacher

  • Policy Advisor, Policy Analyst, Urban Planner - ImmigrationOfficer,PoliceOfficer,Customs Officer

  • Development Officer, Foreign Service Officer

  • Public Affairs Consultant, Political Consultant- Tax Specialist, Lawyer, Lobbyist - Journalist, Documentary Maker, Editor - Market Research Analyst, Banker- Legislative Assistant, Pollster, Consultant- United Nations Officer,International Aid Officer - Researcher, Political Correspondent

  • Program Manager, Parole Officer - Intelligence Officer, Human Resources Specialist

Some cool places to work
Some Cool Places to Work:

  • - The United Nations,

  • Amnesty International,

  • World Trade Organization,

  • - World Bank, The International Monetary Fund,

  • - CBC, CNN, Globe and Mail and other media outlets,

  • - International Banks and Financial Organizations,

  • - Canadian Embassies and Consulates,

  • - Canadian Customs, Immigration and Refugee Board,

  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service,

Canadian Trivia

This Prime Minister was allegedly involved in the Airbus Scandal. Some might think that NAFTA and the GST might also be some infamous acts of his .

Brian Mulroney

This Prime Minister was forced to resign in 1926, over a scandal discovered in the customs department of his administration. Later he was re-elected. When he dies, it was revealed he spoke to the dead

through mediums

Mackenzie King

This prime minister introduced a new flag, the Canada Pension Plan and universal medicare.

Lester B. Pearson

  • Our heart, if you are a socialist in your 40s you don't have a brain" - Sir Winston Churchill word "idiot" comes from the Greek word for a private person uninvolved in public affairs. The Greeks thought any free man who failed to interest himself in his own present and future was an idiot.