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
Friday, September 10, 2021
Political Science emerged as one of Dalhousie’s top subject areas in this year's Global Rankings of Academic Subjects (GRAS), released annually by the Shanghai Rankings
Political Science  –  News
Thursday, August 12, 2021
Political science PhD candidate and Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of Security and Dvelopment Grant Curtis featured article on social change
Political Science  –  News
Friday, March 5, 2021
Public health on life support: underfunded and underappreciated a paper published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health
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