What will I learn?

Political science teaches you how the world works. You will meet the world up close: in class, in action and in person. Our program, among Concordia's most popular degree choices, is well-connected to the world of politics and political thinkers, and caters to students of many languages and cultures, in one of Canada’s most diverse, politically aware universities. You’ll learn to question, reason, and think for yourself. You will pick and choose classes from our five areas of specialization: international politics; comparative politics; Canadian and Quebec politics; public policy and administration; political theory. Together, we’ll discuss relationships between power, policy, theory, nationalism, international relations, and many other facets of contemporary life. There will be opportunities to travel to Ottawa to meet ministers, senators or ambassadors, or to attend talks with lecturers from Africa, Latin America and Asia. Concentrations: Honours in Political Science (60 credits); Major in Political Science (42 credits); Minor in Political Science (24 credits). The Political Science Co-op program gives academically strong students a chance to bridge university life and the working world by completing paid work terms. Co-op work terms make it possible for you to work in: policy evaluation and analysis; comparing and evaluating corporate social responsibility policies, including tracking news stories about a corporation or government to assess the public's reception of policies and actions; analyzing government regulation on a theme or topic across countries or time. Many of our graduates work in public positions in Ottawa or Quebec. Many others work outside government, as lobbyists and social justice campaigners, or pursue careers abroad with the European Union or the United Nations. There’s a wide range of activities where a political science degree is extremely helpful, such as: public administration; politics; domestic and international law; running non-governmental organizations; public opinion research.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of three or four years)

Tuition fees
Tuition Fee: AUD $13,140 for 18 credits
Start date

Expected January, September 2022


Faculty of Arts and Science

Loyola Campus,

7141 Sherbrooke St. W.,


Quebec (QC),

H4B 1R6, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English language requirements: TOEFL (paper-based) score 577 or higher; MELAB min. score: 85, 3 on speaking test; CAEL min. score: 70; CAE min. score: A; CPE (advanced qualification for proficient users only) min. score: C.

For international students

Cegep Students: No specific courses are required beyond a DEC. Minimum Cut-off Averages: Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs. Quebec Cegep (CRC): 21.000 (Honours: 30.000); Canadian High Schools: 72 per cent (Honours: 85 per cent); U.S. High Schools: 2.5 (Honours: 3.5); University Transfers: C+ (Honours: A-); International Bacc. (IB): 27 (Honours: 33); Bacc. Francais: 11/20 (Honours: 14/20). Make sure you also meet Concordia’s minimum admission requirements. Quebec: You must complete a two-year, pre-university program or a three-year professional DEC (Diplome detudes collegiales). CRC minimum requirements for admission vary between 19.000 and 30.000; however, based on space availability, students below this average may be considered. Other parts of Canada: You must be a high school graduate, depending on which province you are from. Applicant from other countries must have the requirements equivalent to Canada. English language requirements: Direct Admission: TOEFL (paper-based) score between 540 and 576. Conditional Admission: TOEFL (paper-based) score between 505 and 539; MELAB minimum score of 74, 2 on speaking tests; CAEL minimum score of 50; CAE minimum score of C; CPE (advanced qualification for proficient users only) minimum score of C.


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