International Politics

International Politics examines the interactions between political and economic systems, cultural norms, environmental dynamics, and hierarchies of power at a global level.


International Politics examines the interactions between political and economic systems, cultural norms, environmental dynamics, and hierarchies of power at a global level.

As a subfield of Political Science, the International Politics program offers students the opportunity to gain a strong foundation and to combine empirical, practical, and theoretical approaches.

Only available as a minor.

At a Glance

Degree options
Minor only


At Mount Allison, International Politics combines international-related courses in political science, as well as economics or modern languages.

International politics courses include such topics as:

  • intro to political science and international relations
  • foreign policy
  • global governance
  • international political economy

Students can take specialized area courses in Africa, the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.

International Politics is available as a minor only.

Not sure about the difference between a major, a minor, an honours, and a certificate?

*Students who complete a major in International Relations may not complete a minor in International Politics.

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. James Devine
Associate professor, Politics and International Relations

» Mount Allison class to host symposium on Middle East


Whether you're entering the job market or continuing your education, your Mount Allison degree will stand out.

Mount Allison has been recognized by Maclean's as the top primarily undergraduate university in Canada more times than any other university.

With experiential learning and career development opportunities available in every degree, you'll also graduate with hands-on learning and real-world experience.

Our graduates also boast extraordinarily high acceptance rates to top graduate programs and professional schools such as law and medicine.

Popular career paths in international politics include:

  • foreign service officer
  • international development worker
  • public policy analyst
  • foreign affairs analyst/specialist
  • immigration officer/specialist
  • international project manager
  • public policy/business analyst
  • cultural affairs/foreign service officer
  • immigration/citizenship
  • officer community
  • development officer
  • human rights officer
  • government relations officer



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International Politics allowed me to explore the world of international relations and diplomacy through detailed coursework in languages, case studies and simulations. Additonally, the professors are very passionate and display personal attention to every student in this program.

Honours Political Science, minors in International Politics and Sociology
Aurangabad, India


International Relations student Rebecca Zuk (’19) spent four months working in Semarang, Indonesia as part of her Mansbridge Internship in 2018.

International experiences

International Relations students are encouraged to gain international experience.

International opportunities include:

  • study abroad and exchange programs
  • summer field schools
  • independent study and undergraduate research
  • international internships
  • international conferences
  • work and volunteering

Many travel opportunities at Mount Allison are made more affordable through travel grants, bursaries, and awards that can help pay for your international experience.


Bachelor of Arts

Admission Requirements

Our admissions decisions are based on your academic record, leadership skills, a high level of commitment, and the potential for persona growth. The drop down menu below will help you find information on what pre-requisites are recommended for the Bachelor of Arts; however, a minor in International Politics can be combined with any degree.

Academic Awards


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Maclean’s ranks Mount Allison second in student and faculty awards in its latest University Rankings. To date, 56 Mount Allison students have become Rhodes Scholars — one of the best per capita records in Canada.

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