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New students

Welcome to UVic! You’ll find resources for new undergraduates and new graduate students on the main student website.



Our department’s undergraduate advisers can help you with questions about your Political Science major or minor degree. Email them to make an appointment. 

Before your appointment, be sure to have all necessary paperwork. This could include a copy of your unofficial transcript, course outlines or anything else you need help with.

Dr. Will Greaves, Undergraduate Director and Honours Adviser
Dr. Andrew Wender
Undergraduate Adviser

The Academic Advising Centre is the place to go for academic program planning, CAPP review and graduation checks.

Political Science program requirements

Program planning worksheet 


Dr. Simon Glezos, Graduate Adviser
Rachel Richmond, Graduate Secretary

Our Graduate Student Handbook has everything you need to know about:

  • degree and registration requirements
  • coursework
  • dissertations, examinations, proposals and theses
  • the department
  • teaching and research positions

Student groups

Undergraduates of Political Science (UPS)

This student-run organization operates year-round. Join them for events like games nights, mixers, course planning and career workshops, debates and discussions.

Membership is open to all students taking at least one Political Science course throughout the year. Find them on Facebook or Instagram

Model United Nations Club (MUN)

Model United Nations (MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations. Join them to learn about the international community and how the member states of the world interact.

In MUN, students take on the role of a diplomat, and are expected to represent their nation's foreign policy on a variety of international issues. During the simulations, students are expected to research and promote their nation’s foreign policy to reach consensus on resolutions. 

MUN has participated in conferences like UBCMUN (Vancouver), NWMUN (Seattle) and NMUN (New York). They host a conference at UVic for local high school students, known as VICMUN.

On Politics

On Politics is the undergraduate research journal for Political Science. The journal publishes high-quality academic writing from many theoretical perspectives and sub-fields within the discipline of political science. On Politics publishes one issue a year. Learn about submissions