Bachelor's Degree Program

Political Science

The University of Regina's political science bachelor’s degree program gives you a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of political science, including:

  • Political theory and philosophy
  • Domestic Canadian politics
  • International relations
  • Canada in comparison with other countries

Focus on the issues that interest you in popular political science bachelor courses like:

  • War and peace: past, present and future
  • Aboriginal people and politics
  • Citizen engagement in Canada

U of R presents opportunities that sharpen your research and communication skills and provide a broad political and economic grounding.

Political science bachelor students enjoy access to co-op and internship placements through the Co-operative Education & Internships program. Gain on-the-job experience and earn a salary while you take political science courses taught by expert professors committed to your success.

U of R's political science program gives you two options for earning your degree:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Political Science

What Is Political Science?

A degree in political science opens up many career opportunities. With a broad knowledge of politics and society, as well as skills developed in research, communications, team work and analysis, students pursing political science bachelor's degrees go on to graduate school and careers in:

  • Federal and provincial public service
  • Diplomatic service
  • International organizations
  • Third sector and charities
  • K-12 education
  • Business management
  • First Nations governments
  • Law

Political Science Meet your faculty

Quick Facts

Program: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Bachelor of Arts Honours in Political Science
Length: 4 years
Offered Through: University of Regina Campion College First Nations University of Canada Luther College
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
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Why Study Political Science at the University of Regina?

University of Regina political science degree students enjoy their time here because of our diverse faculty and welcoming culture. Enhance your political science bachelor degree through our collaborations with other academic departments, like the Department of History and the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.

Enjoy small classes and accessible professors in engaging courses like Aboriginal people and politics, and citizen engagement in Canada. When you graduate with a degree in political science from the U of R, you exit with strengths such as:

  • Communication and research skills
  • Broad understanding of the social, political and economic context
  • The ability to work well within large organizations
  • The critical thinking skills to approach problems from multiple perspectives

Political Science Frequently Asked Questions

What clubs, campus events, and networking opportunities do political science bachelor students participate in?

The University of Regina offers several political science clubs, organizations and events, including:

Are there study abroad opportunities?
Yes! There are international opportunities for U of R political science bachelor students. Visit our UR International Study Abroad page for more information.
Do you offer scholarships?

Yes! We offer the following scholarships to political science students:

  • Todd Dixon Travel Scholarship
  • Howard Leeson Scholarship in Political Science
  • Barry Wall Memorial Book Prize
  • Ray Sentes Memorial Scholarship
  • International Studies Undergraduate Scholarship

Political Science Program Concepts and Goals

U of R's bachelor degree in political science provides academic and research opportunities, as well as practical, hands-on experience — with the end goal of giving you broad knowledge of politics and society.


Get a broad political science perspective through courses like:

  • Ancient political thought
  • Women in politics
  • Canadian foreign policy
  • Elections, parties and political participation
  • Political economy of development and underdevelopment

Build Skills

In your political science bachelor degree, build communication and research skills; gain an understanding of the social, political and economic context; and learn to approach problems from multiple perspectives — all skills you'll need to work within large organizations.

Get Jobs

Prepare for political science careers in diplomatic services, policy analysis, government, natural resource management, environmental protection and urban planning. Gain the critical thinking and research skills you need to apply to and excel in graduate school.

Political Science Concentrations

Honours Designation

Earn an Honours designation on your political science degree by choosing to earn a Bachelor of Arts Honours in political science. In the Honours program, you will take a wider range of political science courses in place of some core arts requirements, along with other Grade Point Average (GPA) conditions being met. Review details in the Undergraduate Calendar

What Can You Do With a Political Science Degree?

University of Regina bachelor in political science students establish distinguished careers at a variety of organizations, such as these.

To explore minors that may be available in this program area, please visit the Academic Calendar or meet with your faculty advisor in the Academic Advising Office after you are admitted.



  • Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme
  • Edmonton Police Service
  • Tourism Saskatchewan
  • Office of Saskatchewan NDP
  • McKercher LLP
  • CWA Property Management
  • Fasken Law
  • Government of Saskatchewan
  • 3S Health
  • Terry Fox Foundation
  • Brundige LLP
  • Canadian Federation of Independent Business
  • Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs

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