Political Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Honours, Bachelor of Arts (BA), Minor, Concentration
Consider the many ways in which we use power in human societies.

In political studies, we study the multifaceted nature of power, its effects, and the responsibilities of those influencing and being influenced by it.

At TWU, the Political Studies program embraces both the social science and humanities aspects of political analysis. We examine the philosophic and practical aspects of the use and abuse of power, combining insights from both the humanities and social sciences. As a student of political studies, you will deepen your understanding of political science and explore your rights and responsibilities as a citizen and Christian. You will explore the organization of government and how this influences the amount and distribution of social and economic resources. In addition, you will develop an understanding of government institutions, legislative processes, foreign policy, international relations, and public law. Our political studies program includes practicum courses, giving our students valuable experience. Our students have the option of studying at TWU’s Laurentian Leadership Centre and interning in Ottawa or at Parliament Hill, and participating in our Pre-Law Society or Model United Nations.


Careers in Political Studies

Graduates from TWU’s political science program find careers in:

  • Government-related service
  • Administration
  • Law
  • Business
  • Librarianship
  • Journalism
  • Teaching