Welcome to the Public Policy and Governance Program!
The PGOV program at StFX provides students with an undergraduate education focused on public policy and governance. One of a few of its kind in Canada, PGOV is an interdisciplinary program that helps students understand complex policy problems – and how we organize ourselves to ensure good governance.
In a positive and accessible learning environment, the PGOV program provides students with the tools, skills, and experience required to work in a wide array of fields, including policy analysis, administration, law, journalism, and more. PGOV prides itself on offering programming that bridges ideological divisions so that we can learn from one another, find common ground, and develop practical strategies to address pressing challenges and opportunities in the real world.
PGOV students can expect small class sizes, experiential learning opportunities outside the classroom, professors who know your name and are invested in your success, and to develop an applied and marketable skillset for their future careers.
Peter Kikkert, Interim Chair, Public Policy and Governance