Program Information

School: Vancouver Island University
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Political Science and Government, General
Description: Politics can be understood as a community’s deliberations about such fundamental matters as justice and injustice, freedom, human rights, democracy, law making, dispute settlement, governance and citizenship. Political Studies addresses critical questions such as: Who gets what, when, and how? Who can do what to whom? What is the point or objective of political action or inaction? The study of these questions and others provides students of Political Studies with a grasp of political issues and solutions at the domestic level and international level.

Political Studies prepares students for jobs in rewarding career areas such as public service in local, provincial or federal levels of government; international affairs; international organizations or non–governmental organizations; teaching; journalism; social research; and consultancy. A Bachelor of Arts, Major in Political Studies from VIU prepares students to pursue graduate degrees in Political Science (M.A.), International and Global Studies (M.A.), Public Policy and Administration (M.P.A.), Business (M.B.A.), interdisciplinary studies, or Law (L.L.B.).

URL: Political Studies at Vancouver Island University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,919
Careers: Intelligence Officers

Admission Requirements


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  •  Grade12 English