Undergraduate Programmes: Political Science


We provide knowledge of the foundational and conceptual issues relevant to understanding:
  • What is politics
  • Its role in society
  • Traditional areas like comparative government, political philosophy and political institutions 
We focus on Caribbean political institutions - their historical evolution, current practices, and future possibilities. We also provide students with knowledge of international political economy and Caribbean international relations. 

Political Science provides students with analytical tools for building critical thinking skills, administrative competence and communication abilities that are valued in a wide spectrum of potential career areas.


The following Political Science programmes are offered. Click on a programme to see its course list.


Political Science

Joint Majors

Political Science and Law
Political Science and Psychology
Political Science and French
Political Science and Spanish
Political Science and History
Political Science and Philosophy
Political Science and Economics
Political Science and Management

Major / Minor

Political Science with Psychology
Political Science with Public Sector Management
Political Science with Law
Political Science with History
Political Science with Sociology
Political Science with Gender and Development Studies
Political Science with French
Political Science with Spanish
Political Science with Philosophy
Political Science with Economics
Political Science with Management
Political Science with International Relations
Political Science with two minors


30 courses approved by the Faculty of Social Sciences must be taken.

Career Opportunities

A bachelor’s degree in political science can lead to exciting careers in:
  • government
  • law
  • diplomacy
  • business
  • international organisations
  • nonprofit associations and organisations
  • campaign management and polling
  • journalism
  • electoral politics
  • research
  • university and college teaching


Duration of Programme

Part Time – 5 years
Full Time – 3 years

Tuition and Finances

We offer low tuition fees and several scholarships and financial aid are available.
Click here for available scholarships.

Entry Requirements and How to Apply

Applications are accepted from November to February. However, expressions of interest are accepted ALL year. Visit the Admissions website to view Entry Requirements and to Apply Now ».

Contact Details


Department of Government Sociology, Social Work & Psychology
Telephone: (246) 417-4288/4293/4996 Fax: (246) 422-4425 E-mail: gss@cavehill.uwi.edu