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Political Science

  • Political Science
  • Political Science with French Specialization
  • Law & Politics
  • Concurrent Political Science BA (General)/BEd
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Admission Requirements & Program Highlights

Study power—who holds it, how it is exercised, how you can influence and gain access to power, and how our lives are influenced by politicians, bureaucrats, and other politically important institutions (including the courts, the Constitution, domestic and international organizations, etc.) and individuals. This program introduces you to political, economic, social and environmental issues in Canada and around the world.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

This specialization will prepare you for a career in government and/or public services that require a good working knowledge of French and an understanding of Francophone culture.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U and Grade 12U French required. Strongly recommend entry from French immersion program or French high school.

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English and Grade 12U French required. Strongly recommend entry from French immersion program or French high school.

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English and Grade 12U French required. Strongly recommend entry from French immersion program or French high school.

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English and Grade 12U French required.

75%

This unique and challenging program offers you the chance to learn about Canadian and international legal processes, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Constitutional law, ethics, legal reasoning and logic, and the art of argumentation. You will develop essential skills to prepare for law school and to be competitive for future articling positions and legal careers.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required.

85%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

85%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

85%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

85%

Want a challenge? This intensive program is for you if you wish to pursue a BA (General), while concurrently studying concurrent Education and completing field experience in schools. You’ll receive two degrees and be eligible to teach at the intermediate/senior (Grades 7-12) level.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required. Admission to first year only.

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Admission to first year only.

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Admission to first year only.

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Admission to first year only.

75%

Functional Knowledge

  • Describe and explain major issues and phenomena of political science
  • Research and investigate political issues, synthesize data and information from varying sources and present descriptive and empirical evidence to support a central thesis
  • Confidently assert political ideas and arguments, and defend them with sound reason and logic
  • Effectively communicate ideas, arguments and evidence through clear, concise and coherent written work
  • Explain the rights and responsibilities associated with Canadian and global citizenship
  • Propose and evaluate alternative policy solutions to contemporary societal problems

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Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of recommended opportunities for students in this program. Below you'll find many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.

HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.

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Career Planning

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation. It is a fluid, dynamic, and continuous process, meaning you can move on or return to an earlier stage at any time. You can even work through simultaneous cycles, like one for your long-term dream job and another for a summer job.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curriculum

Co-Curriculum

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurriculum

Extracurriculum

Activities falling outside of the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics


Visit UWindsor

Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

Visit UWindsor

Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

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Life After Graduation

Trevor Fairlie

During his four years studying in the Department of Political Science, Trevor was heavily involved in the campus and Windsor community. He served as a UWSA councillor and as president of USIRPS, the Undergraduate Society for International Relations and Political Science, in 2014-15. Trevor was also a member of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee and the Transit Windsor Board of Directors.

Trevor Fairlie –
BA (Honours) in Political Science [2015]

66

Number of Political Science Graduates (2017)

95.7%

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion
(OUGS Social Sciences, 2014)

Common Industries for Political Science Graduates

  • Academia
  • Business: analysis, research, corporate communications
  • Education: Public schools, vocational/corporate training
  • Government services
  • Journalism: Political correspondence and analysis
  • Law and legal services
  • Law enforcement
  • Politics: political office, campaign management, polling and research, speechwriting
  • Public policy think tanks and consulting: Public/private sectors

Career Tracks*

  • Administrator
  • Border services official
  • Business advisor
  • Community organizer
  • Court monitor
  • Development analyst
  • Development officer
  • Human resources manager
  • Immigration agent
  • Journalist
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Lawyer
  • Legal consultant
  • Local government official
  • Marketing manager
  • Media analyst
  • Policy analyst
  • Political aide
  • Professor
  • Public official
  • Public relations officer
  • Reporter
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Teacher
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* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

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