Explore programs at Dal

  • Undergraduate programs may emphasize one of the sub-fields of Political Science (Canadian Government and Politics, Comparative Government and Politics, Political Theory and Methodology, and International Politics and Foreign Policy) or may consist of a general selection of classes from the Department's offerings.
  • The graduate program is housed in a collegial and relatively small department. There is extensive contact between professors and students in all phases of the program.

Why choose Political Science at Dal?

When you enter the Political Science program at Dalhousie, you're surrounded by Canadian political history. Halifax is home to Canada's first elected assembly, the country's oldest legislature building, and is the birthplace of responsible government in the British Empire.

You'll have the opportunity to work closely with nationally recognized and award-winning faculty members in a small and hospitable setting.

For globally minded students, our department houses the Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence and the Centre for the Study of Security and Development, which is involved with such international projects as the new Dallaire Initiative.