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Policy Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

4 years

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Program highlights

Honours program

Work placement opportunity

Internship opportunity — turn your on-campus education into practice under course direction and supervision.

Honours program — build a foundation for graduate studies in economics, political science, policy or law school.

Optimize my courses — make the best course choices that will help you build the degree that fits your goals

Model United Nations — convene with students across the province to represent country delegations in a simulated UN Conference.

Moot Court Exercise — take part in an appeal of the Supreme Court of Canada, performed by our Ultra Supreme Court of Canada at the Court of Queen’s Bench.

Understand the need for effective, responsive policies in government, business or non-profit sectors and learn how to critique, write and implement policy. Gain practical experience during a semester work term in the world of policy-making.

Career possibilities

  • Economic analyst
  • Policy consultant
  • Political advisor
  • Government bureaucrat
  • Lawyer*
  • Policy analyst
  • Government relations advisor
  • Non-profit policy consultant
  • Regulatory analyst or regulatory compliance

* additional education, experience and/or training required

Admission requirements and costs

Curriculum and courses


Information about program offerings, admission requirements and the application process can be answered by an admissions and recruitment specialist.

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Faculty of Arts

Mount Royal offers three bachelor's degrees out of the Faculty of Arts: The Bachelor of Interior Design, Bachelor of Arts — Criminal Justice and the Bachelor of Arts with majors in Anthropology, English, History, Policy Studies, Psychology and Sociology.

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