Program Information

School: Saint Mary’s University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Political Science and Government, General
Description: Political science is a fascinating and wide-ranging field, touching on topics like different political structures, and how countries are governed. You’ll study governments and other political units, social justice, human rights, gender equality, conflict and security, international development, environmental sustainability, and more.

Political Science students have travelled to New York for the annual Model UN conference for course credit, participated in international exchanges with Norway, Hong Kong, Finland, France, Mexico, Japan and Uganda and worked at the Nova Scotia Legislature part-time during the school year as a legislative page. Our students have also volunteered at the Halifax International Security Forum, attended lectures by a member of Omar Khadr’s legal team and received many academic awards, including the William J. Dalton Award for Political Science and the prestigious Homburg Mobility Award.

URL: Political Science at Saint Mary’s University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Careers: Intelligence Officers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70 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 

Students entering directly from high school are required to have completed five academic Grade 12 subjects, including English, with an average grade of 70% and no grade below 60%.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80]

If your first language is not English, you must demonstrate that you have the English language skills necessary to be successful in Saint Mary’s University degree programs.