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 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.
  • UVic's co-op program leads to internships and jobs.
  • Small-group tutorial sessions as part of all first- and second-year classes.
  • Opportunities for hands-on and international learning.

Tips for undergraduate students in political science.



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.