Minor in Political Science

Career Prospects

A Minor in Political Science is excellent preparation for a career in government or with an international organization, such as the United Nations. Opportunities also exist with non-profit groups, like Amnesty International or local food banks. You may also find work in the private sector, particularly with larger companies that have government relations departments. Many journalists have a background in Political Science as well. Finally, a Minor in Political Science is an excellent stepping stone to law school or a professional graduate program, like a Masters degree in Public Administration or Public Policy.

Program Structure

PROGRAM LENGTH
The requirements of the Political Science Minor are designed to be met within a four-year Baccalaureate program. The Political Science Minor provides 24 credits towards the 120 credits required for a UFV Bachelor of Arts degree. For more information on the Bachelor of Arts program requirements, please see the UFV Academic Calendar.

DECLARATION OF MINOR
Once you are admitted to the Bachelor of Arts program and you have completed at least 30 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 on all credits attempted, you may make an appointment with an advisor in the Arts Advice Centre to complete the declaration form. Appointments with the Arts Advice Centre can be booked online here.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Lower Level Requirements: 9 credits
‌POSC 110 and six 100/200 level credits from POSC 100, 120, 230 and 260.

Upper Level Requirements: 15 credits
At least 15 credits from 300/400-level Political Science courses.

For Political Science course descriptions, please see the UFV Academic Calendar. For more information regarding the Minor, please contact the Political Science department assistant at (604)557-4035 or via email at politicalscience@ufv.ca

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