About Political Science


Political Science is important to society because an educated citizenry is the best safeguard for democracy. Political Science is valuable for individuals who want to know more about the values, laws, institutions and policy mechanisms that govern their lives in society, and as well, the differences between their system of government and those in other countries.

Political Science is an especially useful preparation for students who wish to pursue careers in teaching, law, public service or business. There are many minor program opportunities to further these study areas.

Faculty & Research


There is exciting research happening everyday through the assistance of many grants; through many workshops and conferences we are able to demonstrate the knowledge gained as well as gather further insights.

The Political Science Department is also home for the Centre for the Study of Security and Development which is involved in international projects such as the Dallaire Institute and Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence

Department News

POLI  –  News
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Dr. Tari Ajadi have been named one of the 2024 recipients of the Dalhousie Doctoral Thesis Awards, an annual honour that recognizes dissertations that have made significant and original contributions to the academic community and Canadian society.
POLI  –  News
Monday, February 26, 2024
Dr. Sarson shares her insight on CBC radio's drive home program to discuss the future of NATO.
POLI  –  News
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
In a discussion about Canada's healthcare, Prof Fierlbeck contributes specialized commentary. Read more: https://www.ipolitics.ca/news/questions-raised-about-radio-silence-from-political-health-leaders-on-covid
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