Political Science

Do you want to make a difference and help create a better world? Political Science is fundamentally concerned with power. Who has power? The Prime Minister? Big business? Media? The people? How can citizens challenge existing policies and power inequalities? Should they vote? Join advocacy groups? Take to the streets?

Overview

The Political Science program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a major, a minor, and a certificate in African studies. You can start this program at the Surrey campus. 

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

major Program description >
minor Program description >
Certificate program >
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Admission requirements for Political Science

Students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12: see program-specific requirements for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

 

How to apply

Applying to the major program

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/sfu.jsp
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: Political Science or (available only in Fall) Political Sci - 1st yr Surrey

APPLYING TO THE MINOR PROGRAM

You may add the minor program to any major program. Speak to your faculty advisor.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Author
  • Community Worker
  • Customs Officer
  • Diplomat
  • Event Coordinator
  • Financial/Economic Analyst
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Fundraiser
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Lobbyist
  • Police Officer
  • Political Advisor
  • Politician
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Professional
  • Retail Manager
  • Teacher