Program Information

School: Royal Military College of Canada
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Political Science and Government, General
Description: The primary purpose of the Department of Political Science is to provide the officer cadets of the Royal Military College of Canada with the best possible university-level education in political science. This education must benefit first and foremost the students themselves and, as a direct consequence, the professional development of the future officers of the Canadian Forces. The quality of this education must be such that the doors of every graduate school will be opened to the best of these students.

Social scientists seek to understand and to analyse human behaviour. In their study of society they make both normative and positive statements. Normative statements concern what one believes ought to be. They are based on value judgements related to philosophical, cultural and religious systems. Positive statements, on the other hand, are about matters of fact. They are testable statements and can be proved by empirical evidence. Successfully predicting the behaviour of a large group of people, for example, is made possible by the statistical “law” of large numbers, which asserts that irregularities in individual behaviour tend to cancel each other out and regularities tend to show up in repeated observations.

URL: Political Science at Royal Military College of Canada
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program and does not include administrative fees.

Careers: Intelligence Officers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 75

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

  •  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 French 
  •  Grade11 Advanced Functions  or  Grade11 Functions and Relations 

Applicants must have completed high school university preparatory courses in the following subjects: English or French at the grade 12 level, and Mathematics – Functions (calculus is recommended) at the grade 11 level. All students admitted to Arts will be required to complete university courses in math, chemistry and physics (specifically designed for Arts students) and are encouraged to have taken chemistry and physics university preparatory courses at the grade 11 level. Students must also offer a minimum course mark of 75% for each of the required courses and have an overall average of 75% on the best 6 courses completed in grade 12 including the required courses.