Combining programs

How to mix Political Science with another field of study

A Bachelor of Science with a second major in Political Science? You can do that at Dalhousie. It might surprise you to discover that you can combine completely different fields of study into one degree.

There are a variety of ways to combine a major in Political Science with many other academic programs. It’s no more difficult than doing a regular Political Science degree, and provides you with a formidable combination of two skill sets to take into the job market.

Combinations to consider:

Bachelor of Arts

Double major or combined honours: As part of a double major or combined honours program, Political Science can be combined with most other Faculty of Arts or Faculty of Science subjects. 

Minors: There are also a number of minor programs that can be combined with Political Science through the Bachelor of Arts program: Business, Community Design, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, Health Studies, Journalism Studies, Law and Society, Management, and programs from the neighbouring University of King’s College such as Journalism Studies.

Bachelor of Engineering

Bachelor of Arts students can complete a Bachelor of Engineering degree concurrently with their arts program. Students in this program complete the equivalent of a three-year Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Bachelor of Engineering in a period of five to six calendar years, depending on whether or not a co-op program is selected for Engineering.

Bachelor of Science

In the Bachelor of Science program, Political Science can be combined with most of the Science major or honours subjects, provided a larger number of credits is taken in the Science subject.

Student story

The politics of climate change

Lars Boggild is interested in the political side of the environmental movement. He sees the value of understanding political science when dealing with international environmental problems. That's why he's doing a double major in Political Science and Environment, Sustainability and Society.

“It’s hard to find a combination like this anywhere else in Canada, where you get a very strong social sciences program combined with a new and up-and-coming environmental studies program."