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Political Science

Applied Ethical and Political Philosophy (AEPP) Minor


Bachelor's degree

4 years


How to apply

Start date:
January, September, May 

Abbotsford campus



  • Field trips enhance classroom learning
  • Co-op semester(s) provide paid work experience in your field of study
  • The Student Association of Philosophy engages students interested in the study and applications of philosophy to therapy and counselling.
  • Study abroad to gain a global education


This program is unavailable until further notice. Please contact the Philosophy department if you have any questions.

A Bachelor of Arts with a minor in Applied Ethical and Political Philosophy enhances your problem-solving, reasoning and analytical skills because you examine real-world ethical issues and investigate solutions to complex problems. You can customize your degree by choosing select courses in anthropology, criminology, economics, media and communications studies, political science, philosophy, and sociology to critically examine ethical issues in topics such as social justice, criminology, and global politics. 

Tailor your Bachelor of Arts to your specific interests by combining your Applied Ethical and Political Philosophy minor with another major or minor within the College of Arts. 

Requirements for graduation include:

  • 15 credits in lower-level courses
  • 15 credits in upper-level courses

View the course requirements in the Academic Calendar. 

Additional opportunities: 

Join the UFV Student Association of Philosophy for Counsellors (SAPC), a division of the UFV Association for Students of Philosophy (ASP) and participate in research projects, attend social engagements, and undertake activities that help to educate students, staff and faculty, and the community about the function of philosophy in therapy and counselling. 


The ability to answer questions of ethics, power, and influence is crucial for anyone who wishes to launch a career as politician, lawyer, prosecutor, public administrator, social entrepreneur, social policy researcher, diplomat, minister, or civil servant.

The investigative and problem-solving skills learned through a minor in Applied Ethical and Political Philosophy are also relevant in careers such as journalism, education, human resources, consulting, or social work.

Graduates are well prepared to pursue further graduate studies in fields such as applied ethics, bio-medical ethics, business ethics, and environmental ethics, where career opportunities are expanding.


The entrance requirements of the Bachelor of Arts degree will apply to the Philosophy major, minor and extended minor.

View the Bachelor of Arts entrance requirements in the UFV Academic Calendar.


This program is open for international students


Students who do not meet the entrance requirements can upgrade in order to meet prerequisites for university classes.

Make an appointment with a Upgrading and University Preparation advisor to discuss your upgrading needs.


Phone: 604-557-4035
Toll free: 1-888-504-7441, ext. 4035
Email: philosophy@ufv.ca

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