Program Information

School: Carleton University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study: Political Science and Government, General
Description: In the age of the global village, there is tremendous interest in political, social, economic, and distant military events that can have a direct impact on the success of governments and businesses in North America and around the world. Political Science is concerned with the analysis of conflict and conflict resolution; identity and co-operation; power and authority; and anarchy and government. Carleton’s Political Science program allows you to discover how political decisions are made and why politics is called the art of the possible. Carleton’s Political Science professors provide expertise to governments, businesses, and the media, and they are renowned in their field for leading research and influential writing. Overall, this program will teach you how to marry research and writing skills with interpretation of empirical data and social theory in a variety of contexts so that you are ready to work locally, nationally, and internationally. Within the Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, you can choose from one of seven Concentrations: Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics and Area Studies (Industrialized States), Comparative Politics and Area Studies (Development and Underdevelopment), International Relations, Political Theory, Public Affairs and Policy Analysis, and Gender and Politics.
URL: Political Science at Carleton University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $25,740
Careers: Intelligence Officers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 73 to 76

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

  • Grade12 English (ENG4U)

ENG4U plus five best 4U/M courses.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]