UFV's Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science is an excellent foundation for launching your career in government, non-profit, or business sector. It is also a great background for pursuing a professional career in law, journalism, and public administration. Studying political science develops your ability to think creatively and critically, and equips you with knowledge in how institutions govern locally and in the world.
Making the decision to further your education and find a suitable career can be a difficult task, so we have compiled a few resources below to guide you through the process.
The skills you develop in the study of political science at UFV are transferable to different types of work, and include the following:
Studying political science can lead you to a variety of careers, and is not limited to being a politican. A political science degree provides a solid foundation for the pursuit of further study in law or political science. Below are a few examples of careers you might pursue:
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Compare the outlooks of different occupations in Canada via the government of Canada's webpage.
While you study, gain work experience and enhance your resume on and off campus:
Connect with UFV’s Research office to assist you in becoming a student researcher, and exploring opportunities, such as international internships, research assistant positions, undergraduate research excellence awards, and more.
Browse job postings at UFV's job portal CareerLink. Work part time while you study by applying for a work study opportunity.
Join a professional association as a student and volunteer or attend an event:
You can also gain experience in your field of interest by doing an internship during or after your studies:
The UFV Career Centre is available to all UFV students and alumni and provides free access to the following:
A major in political science prepares you for further study in fields such as: