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Program Information

School:University of Victoria
Faculty:Social Sciences
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Political Science and Government, General
Description:Political Science is the study of power, authority and governance in human affairs. We examine the social, economic, cultural, historical, geographical and other forces that generate conflicts both within and among societies. Political Scientists analyze the institutional and ideological forms through which such conflicts achieve resolution. The Department of Political Science offers a range of courses taught by faculty and staff who are committed to providing students with a world-class learning experience in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Students who choose to pursue an honours degree in political science are required to complete additional political science coursework and to choose a concentration in one of the four discipline sub-fields. In their fourth year honours students will research, write and present an Honours Essay, which provides an opportunity to investigate a problem in depth.
URL:Political Science at University of Victoria
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,428
International: $22,783
Careers:LegislatorsIntelligence OfficersProgram Officers Unique to Government

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75 to 100

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Three other approved academic 12 courses are also required.

Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 11, 2018