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.
- 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.
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.