Program Information

School: McGill University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Political Science and Government, General
Description: Political science is the study of governments, public policies and political processes, systems, and political behaviour. Political science subfields include political theory, political philosophy, political ideology, political economy, policy studies and analysis, comparative politics, international relations, and a host of related fields. Political scientists use both humanistic and scientific perspectives and tools, in addition to a variety of methodological approaches to examine the process, systems, and political dynamics of all countries and regions of the world. Political science is an excellent major for students interested in learning how groups of people govern themselves, how policies are made, and how we can improve our government policies at the local, state, national, and international levels. A political science major prepares students for jobs in many fields, from business to law to research.

URL: Political Science (B.A. and B.Sc.) at McGill University
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $20,619
Careers: Intelligence Officers

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

  • 2 of   Mathematics 
  • 4 of   Science 

Mathematics – NYA, NYB, (00UN, 00UP) (Applicants with Social Science Mathematics – 103, 203 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.) Minimum of four science courses from the following: Biology – NYA, General Biology II (00UK, 00XU), Chemistry – NYA, NYB (00UL, 00UM), Physics – NYA, NYB, NYC (00UR, 00US, 00UT).

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 577] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]