Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Political Science

Skills we learn

  • Analyse social, cultural, and political issues, including the nature of power, the causes of conflict, and the quality of governance
  • Analyse and interpret results of statistical and comparative studies
  • Apply knowledge of current events
  • Appreciate and evaluate competing perspectives and engage in debate
  • Conceptualize and implement projects
  • Develop a persuasive argument backed up by facts and evidence
  • Engage effectively in both oral and written contexts
  • Influence and persuade diverse groups
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Synthesize themes from complex information
  • Understand political philosophy and theories of political systems

Potential occupations

Work that involves the local, provincial, and federal government departments, media outlets, private industry (finance, insurance, public, manufacturers, public relation, research agencies), non-profit organizations, and trade.

  • Assistant to MP/MLA
  • Campaign worker
  • Community relations director
  • Consumer advocate
  • Economic development officer
  • Environmental policy analyst
  • Foreign correspondent/ service worker
  • Government affairs specialist
  • International organization official
  • Labour analyst
  • Legislative correspondent
  • Lobbyist
  • Management analyst
  • Policy consultant or researcher
  • Public administrator/ manager
  • Public relations professional
  • Technical writer