Law & Politics

Criminology

Crime and criminality are central concerns in our contemporary world. In this program, you’ll develop a broad knowledge base, refined analytical and research skills and a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system as it relates to national and international social processes.

Global Political Studies

Gain the skills required to analyze global political forces, as well as a broad education in the field of politics. Be part of the dialogue on foreign and security policy, war and conflict, global poverty and new social movements. Examine the changing world order in its economic and political forms.

Human Rights & Equity Studies

Explore local and global issues of human rights and equity, including the denial of rights to education, health services, freedom of speech, economic security and political safety.

International Development Studies

Develop an understanding of the challenges and opportunities for the Global South in the face of existing inequalities between rich and poor nations, and the political-institutional, cultural, socio-economic and ecological factors presently affecting international development.

Law & Society

Develop an understanding of the relationship between society and law, and the many social factors that affect law such as race, gender, age, sexuality and class. Use real-world problems and examples to critically examine the impact of law on people’s lives. While some of our students go on to law school, Law & Society is not a pre-law preparatory program.

Political Science

Gain a thorough understanding of how governments, political parties, and the courts work. The Political Science program also sheds light on political movements in society and on the power relations of life.

Public Administration

Gain key administrative, management and leadership skills while learning how government works in theory and practice. Develop the knowledge and skills you need to analyze, formulate and evaluate policy at all levels of governance. Examine current and emerging debates on public institutions, law, human rights and diversity, as well as socio-economic issues. This program delivers professional knowledge and practical skills, and experiential education opportunities such as a limited number of practicum and internship positions.

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