Political Studies (BA) Vancouver Island University

About this Program

Level: Bachelor's Degree in Political Studies

Discpline: Political Science

Length: 8 semesters

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Application Fee: $150.00
Tuition Fee: $19,384.00

Nanaimo Campus Campus

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Powell River Campus Campus

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Cowichan Campus Campus

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Program Description

If you are an engaged citizen, fascinated by the world of politics and how power is distributed, used and abused, a political sciences program is for you. In VIU’s degree in Political Science program, students address political theory, Canadian and global political issues, forms of governance and how politics relates to culture. In the Political Studies program, students graduate with an understanding of how to critique, assess and interpret political structures. These skills carry over into future careers in law, government, social advocacy, journalism, public relations and non-profit organizations. VIU offers a Major in Political Science or a Minor in Political Science to students aiming for a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Study and Work in Canada

Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.