Note: The UBC Okanagan campus also offers a Major in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE).
The completion of a degree in Political Science has long been recognized as sound undergraduate preparation for careers in law, business, politics, social work, and public administration. The Major in Political Science is designed to produce a graduate with a solid understanding 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 citizen in a liberal democracy. Admission into the program requires an overall average of at least 70% in all courses attempted toward the B.A. degree.
Students must select a focus from the following four areas of study:
Within these areas, the following requirements need to be met:
1POLI 433 and HIST 468 are equivalent.
To complete a Minor in Political Science, students must accumulate no fewer than 30 credits in Political Science out of the 120 credits required for the B.A. degree. At least 18 of these credits must be numbered 300 or above.