With Western Canada’s only Bachelor of Arts with a major in Policy Studies, you will learn how to develop and implement policies within government, private organizations and non-profit agencies. With roots in political science, economics, and administration, policy studies is a growing field in its own right, and one that offers a wide variety of rewarding career experiences.
As a Mount Royal policy studies student, you will have the opportunity to work with organizations such as the Institute for Public Administration in Canada (IPAC), the Economics Society of Calgary (ESC), the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA), as well as a number of think-tank and public interest institutions.
Get on-the-job experience with this unique and valuable opportunity to put classroom theory into practice in a workplace setting. A paid, one-semester internship gives you a hands-on experience in the world of policy-making.
Former Canadian Chief of Defence Staff General John de Chastelain posing with three recipients of
the scholarship in his name: Tami Rothery, Michael Decker, Lawrence Davidson.
An honours stream in policy studies will give you an excellent foundation for graduate studies in economics, political science, policy or law school.
A BA in policy studies is a proven winner. Graduates of Mount Royal’s Bachelor of Applied Policy Studies program have enjoyed a 100% employment rate in their field. In Alberta alone, there will be a considerable increase in demand for skilled policy professionals over the next five years.
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Policy Studies offers a wide range of courses. For sample course outlines, please click here.
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