Political Science

Dr. P. Cain is the Chair

Contact Information
E-Mail:  pncain@lakeheadu.ca
Telephone:  343-8304
Office:  RB 2035

Government policies influence virtually every aspect of our lives, from housing to education to crime. Our Political Science program studies the institutions, ideas, practices, and power that shape government and policy at all levels. Students will gain a thorough understanding of political systems - with a particular focus on Canadian politics - and overarching notions of freedom, equality, and justice.

Interested in Political Science?

Our goal is to provide a well-rounded Political Science education by applying both theoretical and practical modes of analysis to examine sociological, economic, and historical contexts. Our diverse course content, combined with an intimate learning environment, provides a comprehensive education in classic and contemporary government, law, and politics, as well as highly developed writing, research and analytical skills.

If you are thinking about applying to law school in the future, consider taking our specialized Pre-Law Program. It is designed to introduce you to the study of law by emphasizing subject matter related to the legal process, in addition to politics. Graduates from this program are regularly accepted to excellent law schools.

What is Political Science?

As a Political Science student, you will gain a thorough understanding of governments and political systems. You will learn about the various aspects of Canadian politics such as the federal system, voting behaviour, political parties and pressure groups.

The Program will Include:

  • International Relations
  • Political Theory
  • Law and Politics
  • Public Administration and Policy
  • Indigenous Governance
  • Comparative Politics



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