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Political Science at UBC's

Okanagan Campus

Examine how government affects our lives, and gain a deeper understanding of the forces that shape law, society, the economy, and politics. You'll develop in-depth knowledge of political systems, issues, and trends while you learn to conduct research, present arguments, and work and lead effectively.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Okanagan
  • Faculty: Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

Political Science is the study of the institutions of government, their relationship to politically active non-governmental organizations, the articulation and implementation of public policy, and the role of the informed global citizen in a liberal-democratic system. The program explores democratic and non-democratic systems of governance, placing Canadian public affairs in a comparative and international context. Political Science can prepare you for professional programs ranging from Law to Journalism.

Undergraduate research

You have the option of completing directed studies, where you will undertake a supervised investigation of an assigned topic in public policy, culminating in a major term paper. The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences holds an annual undergraduate research conference on UBC’s Okanagan campus to showcase student research projects.

What can you do with this major after graduation?

Program Requirements

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