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Political Science

Political Science

Prepare to become an engaged citizen

Do you want to shape society and allow the principles you hold dear to thrive? A UFV Bachelor of Arts with a Political Science major can prepare you for active involvement in your community as a journalist, teacher, lobbyist, politician, lawyer, policy analyst, social entrepreneur, and more.

Get involved on campus and develop your leadership skills: join a club, run for student government, become a student ambassador, and take advantage of volunteer opportunities.

If you are looking to enhance your skills and gain an advantage in the employment market — especially if you are planning a career in national politics — consider developing a second language in French.‌

Options to expand your horizons beyond campus include combining your studies with valuable work experience through a paid co-operative placement in your area of interest — perhaps on Parliament Hill. To get exposure to different customs and political institutions, you may also elect to study abroad in one of more than 45 destinations.

As a Political Science graduate, you will not only be ready to enter a wide range of careers, you will also be fully equipped to tackle further graduate studies and research opportunities. Best of all, you will know how to make informed decisions about your own life in a society shaped by politics and government.


UFV's small class sizes allow you to get to  learn in a personalized environment, where you have the chance to get to know your instructors and fellow students.

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View the exciting mix of Political Science courses offered at UFV, including Canadian politics, political thought and history, statistical analysis, public policy, indigenous leadership, global security, human rights, international relations, and more.

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