Global Political Studies

Have you always been passionate about politics, the importance of international issues and the dynamics of domestic policy against a background of global political realities and pressures? Do you want to explore issues such as international terrorism, global trade policy and international diplomacy? Majoring in Global Political Studies within the Department of Political Science will put you at the crossroads of foreign politics, political economics and domestic politics by combining specialized study in International Relations and Comparative World Politics. The program proposes diversified course offerings which will allow you to gain understanding of the forces shaping political and economic realities across the globe.

Career Options in Global Political Studies

Below is a sample list of some future choices to explore following studies in Global Political Studies. This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers a Global Political Studies degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Global Political Studies than others.

  • Author
  • Archivist
  • Children’s Rights Advocate
  • Community Worker
  • Diplomat
  • Editor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Event Planner
  • Executive Assistant
  • Foreign Business Advocate
  • Foreign Service Worker
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Industrial Relations Consultant
  • International Aid Director
  • International Brand Strategist
  • International Development Worker
  • International Security Analyst
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Aid Representative
  • Lobbyist
  • Magazine Contributor
  • Marketing Director
  • Market Researcher
  • Non-Profit Organization Director
  • Political Strategist/Analyst
  • Politician
  • Publisher
  • Professor
  • Project Manager
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Researcher
  • Social Program Director
  • Speech Writer
  • Trade Policy Analyst
  • Translator
  • UN Representative

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.