What will I learn?

Why an arts degree?

You get a definite sense of accomplishment from overcoming obstacles. Discussions that revolve around differing ideas, opinions, perceptions and beliefs energize you. When you think about the future, you don't just want to be prepared for something; you want to be prepared for anything.

An arts degree says that you are a person who likes to challenge and be challenged. You will learn about human nature and the human mind as they are revealed through the arts, the languages and the politics of past and present cultures. By expanding your knowledge and becoming a critical thinker and good communicator, you will be equipped to adapt, learn, analyze, problem-solve and innovate.

What will I study?

A Bachelor of Arts emphasizes both breadth and depth of study and allows you exceptional flexibility and customization. You can complete a major and a minor, a double major, or a major and two minors. You can also adjust the size of your major and minor to explore subjects and disciplines to the extent you want.

Political Science

Ready to take on the world?

As Aristotle points out, the 'science' of politics is the master science on which all other aspects of civilization depend. Political scientists examine how humans organize their societies and make collective decisions. Students taking political science will be able to understand and evaluate complex political issues in the contemporary world, develop independent analytical ability, and learn the basic concepts for making intelligent political analysis.

Sub-fields of political science include:

  • International relations
  • Comparative politics
  • Canadian government
  • Political philosophy
  • Local government
  • Public administration

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$20,100.00 (11,80,964) per year
CAN $670 per credit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

30 November 2021

Start date

4 January 2022


Faculty of Arts and Science

MacEwan University,

City Centre Campus,


Alberta (AB),

T5J 4S2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: P-TOEFL (paper based) score of 580; PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 59 and a minimum score of 56 in each band. Minimum overall band score of 70 and a minimum score of 60 in each band; An O-level, GSCE or IGCSE English Language or Literature course of B (minimum grade)is required.

For international students

Minimum overall average of 65 percent, with no course grade lower than 50 percent, in the following high school courses:

1. ELA 30-1

2. Group C course

3. Three subjects from Group A, B, or C (a maximum of two Group B subjects can be used; they must be from different subject areas).

Mature Admission:

Applicants must be 20 years of age or older and have been out of full-time high school at least one year by the beginning of the intake term.

Previous Post-Secondary Work:

Applicants must have successfully completed the following from a recognized institution: A minimum of 24 university-level credits with a minimum Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale; or A MacEwan University diploma, or equivalent, with a minimum Graduation Grade Point Average (GGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and English 30-1 or a minimum grade of C- in ENGL 111.

Other English language requirements:

PBT (paper-based) score of 580 with a minimum score of 50 in each component

CAEL Canadian Academic English Language Assessment: Minimum overall band score of 70 and a minimum score of 60 in each band

PTE - Academic Pearson Test of English: PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 59 and a minimum score of 56 in each band

Alberta English 30-1 or ELA 30-1: 75% (final blended grade)

IB (International Baccalaureate) Higher Level English A1, A2 or English B: 6.0 (minimum grade)

AP (Advanced Placement) - English College Board Exam: 4.0 (minimum score)

ESL 140 and ESL 145: Successful completion of both courses and a minimum score of 50 in the Speaking Test

An O-level, GSCE or IGCSE English Language or Literature course: B (minimum grade).

Pathways options

Offered by this university

MacEwan University offers below pathways course for this subject

About MacEwan University

MacEwan provides a friendly student-focused education, where learners get closer to their dream careers.

  • Located in Edmonton, the capital of Alberta, Canada
  • 150+ opportunities for research and work experiences
  • Scholarships for international students
  • 83% of graduates find employment, 10% continue studying