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

Undergraduate studies in political science

Political science seeks to understand the impact of decisions and the effects they have on us as individuals and as a society.

We study and focus on critical issues, from Indigenous politics and minority rights, to migration, privacy and surveillance, democracy and international law.

With us, experiential learning is key. Our students take part in programs like the Model UN, the Model EU and EU Study Tour, and the BC Legislative Internship Program.

Why study political science at UVic?

Questions? Contact an academic adviser

Our undergraduate advisers are available to help new and current students with questions relating to their Political Science major or minor degree. 



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.