Department of Political Science
What is Political Science?
Political Science is the study of power, authority and governance in human affairs. Our courses examine the social, economic, cultural, historical, geographical and other forces that generate conflicts both within and among societies. With a degree in Political Science you will learn critical thinking, problem-solving and research skills as well as to evaluate competing perspectives and theories.
- Congratulations to our 2015 Honours students! The following students have successfully completed and presented their Honours thesis: Greg Atkinson, Bryce Aubrey, Jacob Genert, Joel Holdaway, Kip Jorgensen, and Jeff Nicholls.
- Deadline extended to June 1 for Undergrad Scholarship applications. More info.
- Meet four of our alumni and learn how their POLI degrees shaped their career paths. Check our POLI Alumni Video project.
- Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 course flyers and Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 timetables now available.
- Experiential learning opportunities for undergraduates. Info here.
- Political Science Weekly Digest: latest issue.
Faces of UVic Research is an ongoing video series showcasing the passion and commitment of UVic researchers.
Dr. James Lawson talks about his work looking at Canadian politics and the history of trade in raw materials:
Dr. Rita Kaur Dhamoon talks about her study of race and gender politics and how government and society respond to our differences in identity: