Welcome to the Department of Political Science at King’s University College. Right now our world is being reshaped in fascinating and critical ways. Security considerations, geo-politics, divisions born of wealth and poverty, and global development challenges have all become unavoidable realities. Our award-winning faculty offer courses that ask big questions so that students can investigate the issues of power and authority that go to the heart of how people are governed. (Read More...)
Meet Our Graduates
Political Science students at King’s do fantastic things during and after their education. The department is devoted to providing a learning environment that will lead to success while you are here and once your time at King’s is done. A degree in political science puts you on the road to careers in law, government and public service, education, broadcasting and journalism, public relations, intelligence, international organizations and NGO advocacy, and business. You can explore more career options here: http://degreetocareer.uwo.ca/
Read what our graduates have to say about how their time at King’s helped them get to where they are today.
"King's gave me an exceptional undergraduate experience. The small class sizes and one on one time with professors is why I have been able to succeed in graduate studies. After speaking with other graduate students from different universities, I can say that King's students are very fortunate to have the types of professors who really are there to help them succeed. I was also pleased that in my last couple years at King's there was a significant focus on experiential learning. The simulations and trips that I was able to participate in were extremely helpful to my overall learning."Stephanie Fisher, Honours Specialization in Political Science. Post-King’s: Master's of International Affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University, Intelligence and International Security.
"My time at King’s provided excellent preparation for graduate school. The small class sizes and upper-year seminars offered in political science were excellent preparation for classes at the MA level. I was also very fortunate to have the opportunity to write an honours thesis with Professor Newman. This proved to be a very rewarding experience. I was able to take my time to carefully examine a topic that I was interested in and further develop my research skills in a supportive environment. The skills that I developed during this process were crucial to my work as a research assistant with London’s Child and Youth Network and in my work as a graduate student."Patty Mockler, Honours Bachelor of Arts, double major in Political Science and Social Justice and Peace Studies. King’s Debating Society Head Delegate (2013-2014); Social Justice and Peace Studies Faculty Representative (2013-2014); International experiential learning opportunities: Guatemala 2012 (as part of a course with Allyson Larkin in Social Justice and Peace Studies) Washington 2013, Ethiopia 2014. Post-King’s: Master’s of Arts in Political Science at Queen’s University, Canadian Politics and Gender and Politics
"The availability of extra-curricular opportunities at King’s is excellent: from club-related activities to students’ council, there are tons of ways for students to meaningfully engage. Thinking back, I cannot but be thankful for the many great trips I went on during my four years at King’s - to say nothing of the great lecture series the Department arranges each year."Omar Garcia, Bachelor of Arts, Honours Specialization in Political Science. Post-King’s: Master’s of Arts in Political Science at the University of British Columbia
"My experience at King’s was excellent. The department does a good job of providing a wide variety of courses. Experiences such as the Canadian Government parliamentary simulation in were excellent learning opportunities. And trips like the one to the African Union headquarters were fantastic opportunities that students really appreciated. And it’s good to see that the department now requires students to take research methods – essential for the job market!”David Castillo, Bachelor of Arts, Specialization in Political Science, Minor in History. Post-King’s: Master’s of Arts in Political Science at Carleton University, International Political Sociology, Security and Border Studies