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Undergraduate

Public Policy

Learn to make a positive impact through shaping and influencing social politics in Canada and around the world
specialization

The Specialization in Public Policy is designed for students in Political Studies who are interested in careers in the public service, think tanks, and non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations.

Students who have fulfilled the requirements for a single- or joint-major Honours degree in Political Studies may graduate with a Specialization in Public Policy if they have also successfully completed the following 4.0 credits:

  • 0.5 POST credit consisting of POST 3605H
  • 3.5 POST credits from Group A and Group B, with at least 1.0 credit from Group A

Group A

4055H
4081H (or 4080Y)
4082H
4255H
4555H

Group B

3000Y
3015H
3091H
3092H
3120H
3200H
3210H
3420H
3602H
3621H
3661H
3665H
3670Y
3881H
4240Y
4260H
4430Y/4431H
4610H
4621H
4771H
4772H

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A.
  • B.A. (Honours)

Locations:

  • Peterborough

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Resume Boosters:

  • Apply your learning to the real world through a community engagement project or political internship
  • Develop a multidisciplinary approach to politics by taking cross listed courses in Environmental Studies, Indigenous Studies, Anthropology, Canadian Studies, and International Development
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Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Political Consultant
  • Politian
  • Civil Servant

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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