Political science is a social science which looks at the systems and practice of politics, including governance, political activities, thoughts and behaviours, institutions and power structures.

The study of political science includes law and public policy, international relations, the administration of justice and the electoral process.

With a focus on critical thinking and analysis, political science is essential for careers in government and public policy, and is beneficial in a variety of fields including law, market and social research and public affairs.

Register in Political Science Courses

Before you can register in a course, you must be accepted into an NIC program. You can study Political Science through the following programs, or as an elective from any NIC program:

Meet the Faculty

Antonie Scholtz

Antonie Scholtz


Humanities & Social Sciences

PhD in Sociology and Equity Studies (University of Toronto, 2013)

Subjects: Political Science, Sociology