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Program overview
4 years
Bachelor's degree
Start dates
Abbotsford
May 2020  (English)
September 2020  (English)
January 2021  (English)
May 2021  (English)
September 2021  (English)
January 2022  (English)
Courses from University of the Fraser Valley

Program description

Political Science

A Bachelor of Arts with a Political Science major, minor or extended minor offers a range of lower and upper-level courses focusing on the fields of Canadian politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political theory.

UFV's Political Science major is designed to provide you with valuable skills in writing, communications, critical thinking, research, problem solving, and more.

Admission requirements

There are three options for admission to this program:

  • Option 1: Secondary school (for students with secondary school graduation only)
  • Option 2: University entrance (for students who have attended some post-secondary school)
  • Option 3: Combined post-secondary/secondary school admission

For information about requirements for each option, please visit the program webpage. 


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Program content

In year one and two, you learn foundational skills in political science history and theory, statistical analysis, and research methodology. In year three and four, you round out your knowledge by investigating relevant special topics and issues such as international relations, human rights, and public policy.

Tuition fees

For information about tuition fees, please visit the program webpage. 

Qualification

Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree

Career opportunities

A degree in Political Science provides you with skills, such as critical thinking, communications, and statistical analysis, that can help you succeed in law or business. In fact, many grads continue their studies to earn a law degree.

WorkBC is forecasting an increased demand for professional social scientists to work in large private sector organizations, in areas such as government relations, research, or policy analysis. This increase is predicted to spring both from current workers retiring and from new jobs created.

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About this institute

University of the Fraser Valley

University of the Fraser Valley

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is an accredited public Canadian university which serves 15,000 students, 1,900 of which are international students. UFV offers 16 bachelor's degrees, two master's degrees, and over 100 certificates and diploma programs in areas...


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Why study at University of the Fraser Valley

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Contact info

University of the Fraser Valley

33844 King Road
V2S 7M8 Abbotsford British Columbia
Canada

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international.ufv.ca

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