Studying politics focuses your attention on the pressing problems of our times and the potential for changing them.

We offer courses that develop the analytical skills and knowledge necessary to understand power, culture, law, policy and government in Canada. We also offer programs that engage with issues of Global peace, war, environment, development, governance and media. 

Our students have proceeded to prestigious graduate programs, schools of law and journalism and pursued subsequent degrees in public administration and education. They have developed careers in federal, provincial and municipal government as well as global and local business, non-profit and activist organizations. Politics is where great ideas and urgent practice are united.




  • Politics students and professors at Acadia’s 2019 convocation

  • Politics Professor Cynthia Alexander, President Peter Ricketts, and Mi’kmaq Elder Joe Michael, who received an Honorary Doctorate at Acadia’s 2019 convocation. Elder Joe Michael’s passion for educating youth has made him a regular visitor to Acadia University, including for his work with Professor Alexander on the Mawio’mi.

  • Students attending the raising of the Grand Council Flag of the Mi’kmaq Nation above University Hall

  • Members of Acadia University’s Model United Nations Association at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City

  • Politics students and professors at Acadia’s 2018 convocation

  • Politics students are active contributors to Acadia’s newspaper, The Athenaeum