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Policy Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

4 years

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Program highlights

Honours stream

Work placement opportunity

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

Honours stream — 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 and non-profit sectors and learn how to advise, critique, write and implement policy. Build a solid academic foundation in policy theory, political science and economics. Put your learning into practice and gain first-hand experience during a semester-long internship in the world of policy making and analysis.

Career possibilities

  • Policy analyst
  • Government relations adviser
  • Non-profit or private sector policy consultant
  • Regulatory analyst or compliance specialist
  • Economic analyst
  • Political adviser
  • Government bureaucrat
  • Lawyer*

* additional education, experience and/or training required

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Curriculum and courses


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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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