University of Manitoba - Faculty of Arts - Political Studies - Undergraduate Program
Undergraduate Program

Political Studies examines the dynamics of human interaction in which individuals and groups compete to achieve their goals. The study of politics involves a consideration of the interactions between the individual, the state, government, public affairs and public policy. Political Studies examines the dynamics of these interactions in the context of competing visions, values and interests, particularly in the pursuit of varying public goals, including the quest for political power and the control of government. Politics is thus both a study of conflict between competing interests and a study of how these cometing interests achieve compromise and cooperation.

Fields of Political Studies

- Political Theory
- Canadian Politics
- International Relations
- Comparative Politics
- Public Administration 

Major Program

    For entry to the Major in Political Studies, the prerequisite is a grade of "C" or better in six credit hours in courses offered by the Department. 
   A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all courses that comprise the Major is required to graduate.  
   A maximum of six credit hours in Political Studies courses at the 1000 level may be used towards the 30 credit hours for a General Major or the 48 credit hours for a Single Advanced Major.

Minor (Concentration) Program

    For entry to the Minor (Concentration), the prerequisite is a grade of "C" or better in six credit hours in courses offered by the Department.  
    A Maximum of six credit hours in Political Studies courses numbered at the 1000 level may be used toward the 18 credit hours for a Minor.

Honours Program

    For entry to the Honours, Student must have successfully completed six credit hours in each of four different subject fields with minimum GPA 3.0 on all courses including failed and repeated courses. In addition, students are to have a GPA 3.0 or better in all courses in the intended Honours subject field(s) including failed and repeated courses.

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