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Department of Political Science

Welcome to the UPEI Department of Political Science. Our department has a proud tradition of small class sizes, engaging faculty, and diverse course offerings.  Should you have any questions or comments about any courses or program requirements, please feel free to contact the department or the Chair, Peter McKenna. We're located in Main Building, Room 511.

What is Political Science?

Political science is concerned with the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour.

The UPEI Political Science Department offers courses covering four fields in political studies: Canadian Politics, Political Theory, Comparative Politics, and International Politics. Students can complete coursework toward either a major or a minor in Political Science.

Why Political Science at UPEI?

There are a number of reasons why you should choose to major or minor in political science at UPEI. The Department is characterized by diverse course offerings by expert and engaging faculty with active research interests. The small and collegial atmosphere in the department provides a unique opportunity to build mentor relationships with faculty and upper year students. The small class sizes and upper year seminar classes provide an excellent opportunity to hone research, writing, and presentation skills.

What types of careers are available to Political Science graduates?

Recent graduates of the Political Science Program at UPEI have gone on to do graduate work in a variety of different areas, and gained employment in a number of different fields.

Peter McKenna
Department: 
Political Science
Phone: 
(902) 566-0367