Political Science

What is Political Science?

Political Science seeks an understanding of power in the relationships between individuals, groups and the state, as well as in the workings of modern government. The field of inquiry ranges from an analysis of global international relations to the study of individual behavior, from the examination of public institutions to reflection on broad philosophical questions. The members of the Department of Political Science at the University of New Brunswick employ a wide range of approaches in their courses, including economic, sociological, philosophical and historical modes of analysis.

What do the areas of Political Science cover?

The discipline is sub-divided into several fields: political theory, Canadian politics, international relations and comparative politics. At the core are courses in political theory, embracing the classic writings of political philosophers as well as contemporary theorists. More empirical courses cover the political systems of Canada and various other countries, the relations between those countries, and the organizations which regulate and monitor international relations.

Who should study Political Science?

Anyone seriously interested in keeping abreast of the tides of a rapidly changing world will find Political Science courses useful and informative, either as part of one's area of major concentration or as an option which supplements one's chosen course of studies. The study of Political Science can illuminate an important dimension of the human experience, and it helps prepare individuals for intelligent participation in political community.

Why should you study Political Science at UNB Fredericton?

Students choose Political Science at UNB for our:

  • Quality Programs
  • Active Research Faculty
  • Student Oriented Atmosphere
  • Comfortable, Well Equipped Facilities