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United States Studies at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

This program will significantly increase your understanding of the United States and its institutions and policies. Your coursework will span topics in economics, political science, history, and more.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Arts
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

The influence of the United States is felt all over the world, and perhaps nowhere more than in Canada.  With the U.S. so close geographically and economically, it is essential that Canadians better understand their neighbour.

The U.S. Studies program offers an exciting interdisciplinary program through the collaboration of the departments of Political Science, Economics, and History. You will combine coursework across departments and gain an in depth understanding of U.S. politics, economics, and history. You will take courses in areas as diverse as the Presidency, African-American history, and American foreign policy.

The program will provide Canadian government, corporations, and other institutions with graduates who have an excellent understanding of the U.S. and Canada-U.S. relations, and allow them to respond to employment opportunities across North America.

Campus features

Although the UBC Library is not an official depository library for the U.S. federal government, it possesses a very significant collection of official U.S. publications in print, digital and microformat.

Program Requirements

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