Political Science

Overview
Prerequisites
Program Modules
Careers
Faculty

Overview

Political Science studies how government settles major societal disagreements and conflicts.  Disputes over health care systems, the running of the global economy, and the right of countries to even exist – these are the sorts of things you would look at if you took Political Science at Brescia. You would also seek to understand these conflicts and to prescribe bold solutions.

Political Science is also about something called the political process and the way it allows society to complete projects crucial to the well-being of society. The political process includes prime ministers, courts, interest groups, elections – people and things you read about in the paper – who combine their efforts to produce cleaner environments, safer cities, and happier families.

You are able to combine your studies in Political Science at Brescia with studies in Business, Leadership, Philosophy, Psychology, or Sociology. These combinations offer a rich and invigorating experience for all students.

Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact Dr. James Doelman, Chair, School of Humanities, at jdoelman@uwo.ca or 519-432-8353 x28248.

Prerequisites

To learn about prerequisites for the Political Science program, please click on the appropriate category below:

Career Opportunities

Your future in Political Science might include graduate studies in Political Science or entering a field of study connected to politics – for example, journalism, teaching, or the law.  Political Science at Brescia also encourages you and your fellow students to consider an exciting career in government. Most important, Political Science at Brescia urges you to choose to lead. The conflicts and challenges that we find in society demand people who are able to exercise leadership.

“My experience at Brescia has played an incredibly important role in my life.  Small class sizes made me feel comfortable actively participating and held me accountable to show up every day.  My contributions were always encouraged and valued.  I was motivated by wonderful professors who knew my name and took the time to get to know me as a person, they supported me applying to a Master’s program and encouraged me to get involved in my community.  Dr. Barker in particular has had a lasting impact on my career path.  My Brescia experience guided me through a very challenging time and enabled me to be successful.”

– Ashley Conyngham ’04 – Director, Marketing & Communications at London Economic Development Corporation

Faculty

The full-time faculty members are:

The contract faculty members are:

  • Dr. Andrew Chater
  • Ms. Anne Marie DeCicco-Best
  • Dr. Michael Ramsay