Political Science

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Lakehead's Political Science Department is known for its high quality teaching and programs, and for professors who invest in their students' success. Together, students and faculty study Canadian and International politics through an examination of the ideas, practices, structures and powers that shape and govern our participation in political communities.

We place graduating students in top law schools, such as York’s Osgoode Hall and Lakehead’s Bora Laskin School of Law, and in top Canadian and International graduate programs at renowned institutions, such as York University and Baylor University.

Our majors have gone on to become lawyers, diplomats, business leaders, civil servants, politicians, lobbyists, political analysts, journalists, and teachers.

Lakehead's Political Science program offerings include a Pre-Law degree option at both the B.A. and H.B.A level.  


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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