Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts
Campus: Saint John

Politics is everywhere – in boardrooms, school yards, community halls, neighbourhoods, and in settlements all around the world.

At the heart of the Politics program at UNB’s Saint John campus is the discussion of political power, institutions, and practice. You’ll be examining how and why the government makes its decisions and how those decisions affect our social, cultural, legal, and economic landscape.

Four major fields of study include Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Theory.

Why Politics at UNB?

The Politics faculty at UNB’s Saint John campus includes experts on everything from violence in Mexico to sex work in Canada to the dynamics of cabinet decision-making. You’ll work closely with professors and develop critical thinking and communications skills while learning about the political world around you.

Hands-on learning

  • Opportunities to participate in community-based projects and research

Skills you will acquire:

  • Critical thinking
  • Communication (written and oral)
  • Organizational
  • Interpersonal
  • Research

For more information, see the Department of History & Politics.

Admission requirements

Select "Arts" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • POLS 2201: Canadian Government and Politics
  • POLS 2601: Intro to International Politics
  • POLS 3685: Politics of Food
  • POLS 3632: Urbanization, Poverty and Politics


  • Community organizer
  • Government relations consultant
  • Public policy analyst
  • Legal secretary