Department of Political Science


Welcome to the Department of Political Science

Political Science is the systematic study of government, politics and political behaviour.

Political Science is the systematic study of government, politics and political behaviour, in a rapidly changing world. It studies how a society governs itself at all levels and various ideas about how it should be governed in the future. Government is a core component of power and policy structures - it authors how a society organizes itself for collective action. Political structures and governments are in constant flux and that makes this a very exciting major to choose. Politics is a central component of our culture and daily it grows more complicated due to globalization issues and world events.

Department Highlights

World Trade Organization


Innovation can lead to exceptional learning opportunities for our students, even in times of great adversity. One such example was a World Trade Organization virtual simulation across three universities in Alberta, with over 100 student participants.

WELCOME Dr. Lars Hallström - new director of the Prentice Institute

The University of Lethbridge is pleased to announce Dr. Lars Hallström has been appointed as the new director of the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy effective Jan. 1, 2021.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Hallström to the University of Lethbridge and the Prentice Institute,” says Dr. Erasmus Okine, vice-president (academic) and provost. “I got to know Lars when I was still at the University of Alberta and he’s a dedicated scholar and researcher whose expertise is well-suited to the Prentice Institute.”

Hallström is currently the inaugural director of the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities, a joint program of the Augustana Faculty and the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta. His background is in political science and he will be joining the U of L’s political science department as a faculty member.


KEITH GARDNER is offering our POLI 2610 course (Introductory Research Methods) this semester.

K. Gardner received his BA(Hons) from the University of Lethbridge and was awarded the Faculty of Arts & Science Gold Medal for the Arts in 2012.

Keith obtained his M.A. from Carleton University in 2014.

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