Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Final DEG of the Week! (August 19 - 24)

Final DEG of the Week!

Sadly, this is the final DEG of the week for this summer. But you know what that means? School is right around the corner! Reminder: CareerZone is open Monday - Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM all school year long.

For our last week, we have decided to explore the DEG for Political Science!

The Department of Social Sciences offers an amazing Political Science program which aims to teach students how to focus on the ideas, institutions, and processes that shape our lives, helping them to become better members and effective leaders of the Canadian political community. 

The Political Science program may be studied at a Honours or Pass level but can also be combined with other disciplines that can set a career path depending on your area of interest:

  • Political Science Co-op
  • Public Administration Co-op
  • Emergency Management Program (Combination with Sheridan College)
  • Paralegal Program (Combination with Seneca College)
  • Policing and Criminal Justice Program (Combination with Niagara College)
  • Political Science and Labour Studies (Combination with George Brown College)
What can you do with all of this? Here are some potential career options:

  • Attorney
  • Campaign Organizer
  • Civil Servant (Federal, Provincial, Municipal)
  • Diplomat
  • Public Policy Advisor 
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Government Administrator
  • International Relations Manager
  • Journalist
  • Judge 
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Politician 
  • Paralegal
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Researcher / Reporter 
....and many more!

Degree Specific Skills:

  • Aptitude for Leadership
  • Conceptualizing and Implementing Projects
  • Interaction with Diverse Populations
  • Logistical Thinking
  • Mediating /Negotiating Skills
  • Organizing and Interpreting Social, Economic, and Political data
  • Research Skills
Do any or all of these skills sound like you? Check out the Department of Political Science's website for more information:

Interested in a job in the Political Science field now? The DEG offers the following links to help you with the job search in some relevant areas:

Job Bank Canada: htttp://
Correctional Services Canada:
Canadian Security Intelligence Service:

Law Plus:

If you are going into your first year or know someone who will be soon and interested in Political Science, keep an eye out for our upcoming Law Plus program aiming to start September 2019. This co-curricular program is for Brock students looking to pursue a career in law.

Law Plus will mirror the already established Med Plus program here at Brock and the new program will accept applications from students in any Faculty who have an interest in a legal career. This program will run throughout your undergraduate studies and will provide practical experiences to prepare you in the rigours of careers in law. 

Thanks for checking in this Summer for every DEG of the Week! Remember, you can find our Degree Exploration Guides in CareerZone and at 

DEGs outline a list of common career options related to a certain program, as well as degree specific skills. Also, DEGs offer various links to help with job and volunteer search in that chosen field! Who wouldn't want one of these for their program?

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