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Degree

Bachelor of Arts - Political Science

About the program

  • 17,208 CAD

    Tuition
  • 4 years

    Years of study
  • 3 years

    PGWP Duration
  • 70 out of 100

    Minimum required GPA

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-September 01-June-2022 01-June-2022
Winter-January 01-October-2022 01-October-2022

Bachelor of Arts - Political Science

Political Science focuses on how human societies choose to organize themselves, why they choose those formations and their implications.  

 

Discovering Political Science:

St. Thomas University's Political Science program covers the four traditional subfields of the discipline: 

Canadian Politics and GovernmentComparative PoliticsInternational Relations and World Politics, and Political Philosophy.

Students are offered a sound foundation in political life's institutional and philosophical dimensions. 

They are attuned to the trends and shocks that alter the forces and issues affecting us at home and abroad.

The program also offers a for-credit Model United Nations course, which sends students to at least one major Model UN simulation each year. 

Teams have competed at Harvard, the UN in New York, and Ottawa. 

 

Critical and Transferable Skills:

Political Science students hone their reading, writing, and analytic skills.

They examine arguments, identify trends, test theories, and explain developments.

They learn about the links between individual concerns and public policy problems.

Studying case studies in national and international governance, international relations, and comparative politics develops their public policy analysis skills and prepares them for analytical, project management, and communication work in various government agencies and non-governmental and international organizations.

 

You Might Be Interested In Studying Political Science If...

  • You are interested in understanding how human choices affect the world's organization.
  • You want to know more about the major current events that shape our social and cultural environment.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$28,248

Total costs

yearly

$6,912

Cost of living

1 person

$4,128

Accommodation

1 bed room

$17,208

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts program is open to high school applicants, transfer applicants, returning students, and adult learners.

 

General requirement:

  • High school graduation
  • Minimum average of 70% on five successfully completed Grade 12 academic courses including Grade 12 academic English (or French for applicants from Francophone schools)
  • Four Grade 12 academic electives from the list below

 

China (PRC)

Senior High School Graduation Examination and Chinese National University Entrance Examinations.

India

An average of "satisfactory" 70% on five academic courses on the India Senior School Certificate awarded by Central Board of Secondary Education/Indian School Certificate (awarded by Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations - CISCE).

Year 12 State Board Exams with excellent results will also be considered individually.

Iran

High School Diploma and Pre-university Year Certificate.

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or Visa Documents

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
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TOEFL

89
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PTE

61
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Cambridge

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Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Duolingo English Test (DET): Minimum score of 105 

 

Within the Bachelor of Arts, St. Thomas offers a unique English as a Second Language (ESL) programme for students whose level of English proficiency is not high enough to pursue regular studies at an English-language university. 

These students are provided the opportunity to begin university studies for credit while they continue to improve their language skills in a planned, individualized programme of study.

To be eligible for this program, students must have:

  • TOEFL 61 - 89
  • IELTS 5.0 - 6.5
  • PTE 50 - 61
  • and the equivalent on other tests.

 

All of the courses students take in the ESL programme carry academic credit.


Career Opportunities

  • Policy Analyst
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Social Media Manager
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • Political Consultant
  • Attorney
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Political Campaign Staff
  • College-Student Leadership and Activities Directors

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