Welcome to undergraduate students who are Political Science majors or interested in political science courses. Use the links on the left to locate the year that you are in or about to enter to find useful information. You can also check the requirements for the BA and BA Honours, honours thesis requirements and the activities of the McMaster Political Science Students Association (MPSSA)
Undergraduate Committee 2012-13
Dr. Todd Alway
Thursdays, 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
Mondays, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Whether you are thinking about taking Political Science as an undergraduate degree or only one course for interest you will find that our Department offers an undergraduate curriculum that is both diverse in scope and high in quality. Our programme allows you to learn about important issues such as democracy, development or war, while preparing you for a wide range of careers in government, law, business, education or the non-profit sector.
The Department's Level I (1G06) course is the foundation course for all Political Science programs at McMaster. We believe it is vital to introduce students to an understanding of the nature of politics, power and the institutions of political governance within countries and internationally. The instructors that are teaching Political Science 1G06 are among the Department's best. Following the first year students can select courses from a five fields: Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, Public Policy or International Relations