Find your edge in UVic's Department of Political Science.

Undergraduate studies in political science

At UVic, political science seeks to understand the impact of decisions and the effects they have on us as individuals and as a society. We focus on critical issues including Indigenous politics, minority rights and identity, migration and refugee movements, privacy and surveillance, democracy, human security, and international law.

Experiential learning is key. Our students participate in programs like the Model UN, the Model EU and EU tour, and the BC Legislative internship program.

Why study political science at UVic?

  • Our proximity to the BC Legislature and strong links with municipal government make UVic the school of choice for those passionate about political science.
  • UVic's popular co-op program exposes students to many opportunities that lead to internships and jobs.
  • You'll grapple with real issues in the small-group tutorial sessions as part of all first- and second-year classes.
  • We offer a range of opportunities for hands-on and international learning.
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Our BA programs are flexible enough for you to combine your studies with courses in other departments or faculties.

Our programs



There are a variety of political science courses available, many of which are open to non-political science students.

Our courses



Students in political science develop their abilities to solve problems and make decisions that lead to relevant careers.