Program Information

School: University of Manitoba
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Political Science and Government, General
Description: Political Studies examines the dynamics of human interaction in which individuals and groups compete, and cooperate, to achieve their goals, in the context of competing visions, values and interests. It is therefore a study of power, particularly in connection with law and public policy.

Because people often disagree about, say, civil liberties, sustainable development, and distributive justice, they divide themselves into various groups: nations, political parties, trade unions, business associations, environmental organizations, to mention but a few. Political studies tries to understand what happens when individuals and groups struggle with one another to achieve their different goals. Within states there are mechanisms called governments to oversee and guide political struggle, and studying politics can help us better appreciate why various types of government behave the way they do.

URL: Political Studies (General Major) at University of Manitoba
Course Based: Yes
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $14,700
Careers: Intelligence Officers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 85
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 

MB High School Graduation (5 full credits at the Grade 12 level in courses designated S, G, or U) A minimum 85% average over the following, with no less than 60% in each course: 1. English 40S 2. A second 40S course 3. A third 40S course