Undergraduate

PSSA students sitting with Bardish Chagger in PSCI lounge.

Why study Political Science at University of Waterloo?

The Department of Political Science combines classroom learning alongside award-winning instructors with a range of opportunities to work and travel to study. At University of Waterloo, you can customize your degree program, making sure that you get the most out of what we have to offer.

We have specialists from across political science: whether you’re interested in the grand politics of International Relations or struggles within Canadian Politics, whether you want to learn about the political processes that produce economic outcomes or the political philosophies that underlie it all, our department offer the opportunities you need to pursue your goals. With a degree in Political Science, you’ll have the tools to analyze decision-making, politics, and power, along with the real-world experience to shape our common future.

What can I do with a Political Science degree?

With a Political Science degree from University of Waterloo, you’ll be able to pursue careers in policy and risk analysis, public service, research, marketing and public relations. Our students have used their knowledge and skills to find employment in financial institutions, non-profits, and law firms, and many other organizations.

Our courses are designed to help you develop transferable skills that employers seek, such as critical thinking, analysis, research, writing and global awareness.

Check out our Political Science Students in the Workplace page to see where a Political Science degree can take you!

Learn more

If you are a prospective student, check out the undergraduate admissions website.

For information on our degree programs check out the Degree Options, Minors and Specializations page.

You are also welcome to contact the Department of Political Science’s Undergraduate Academic Advisor and Associate Chair to answer any questions you may have about political science.

We look forward to connecting with you!