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Bachelor of Arts in Policy Studies

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Program overview
4 years
Bachelor's degree
Start dates
21,808.45 CAD
January 2021

Program description

Bachelor of Arts in Policy Studies

The Bachelor of Arts, Major in Policy Studies is an interdisciplinary applied degree that integrates concepts from economics, environmental protection, philosophy, political science and psychology. You will learn how policy can be used to achieve sustainability goals and apply your skills to community projects with partners such as the City of Surrey.

Students are encouraged to complete a complementary minor such as economics, geography or political science in addition to the major in Policy Studies.

Admission requirements

Students pursuing a major in Policy Studies must be admitted to the Faculty of Arts.

For more information, please visit the university website.

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Program content

1100 and 2000 Level

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Environmental Issues
  • Sustainability: Analysis and Ethics
  • Sustainability: Analysis and Ethics
  • Sustainability and Government
  • Sustainability and Government
  • Job Search Techniques
  • Sustainable Human Economy
  • Environmental Economics

3000 and 4000 Level

  • Economics of Sustainability Policy
  • Economics of Sustainability Policy
  • Applied Policy Seminar II
  • Applied Policy Seminar II
  • Psychology and Sustainability: Attitudes and Behaviour
  • Psychology and Sustainability: Attitudes and Behaviour
  • Technical Report Writing
  • Applied Policy Seminar I
  • Urban Planning and Politics
  • Ethics and Public Policy
  • Topics in Social and Political Philosophy
  • Public Debates in Politics
  • Issues in Public Policy and Administration
  • Environment and Society
  • The Urban Environment
  • World Trends in Agriculture

Scholarships & funding

Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers scholarship opportunities to new students, in amounts up to $20,000 CAD. For details and application requirements, please contact the university.

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About this institute

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University  

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is Canada’s leading polytechnic university. KPU’s five campuses are all located in Metro Vancouver, a modern and multicultural region that has incredible natural beauty, the most temperate weather in Canada, and many career opportunities. With guaranteed...

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Why study at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

12666 72 Avenue
BC V3W 2M8 Surrey

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