UBC Political Science graduates develop a deep understanding of politics, society, and the economy from the local to the global, plus skills in writing, collaboration, presenting, data analysis, research design, political action, and policy analysis.
Political Scientists critically assess the context, processes, and consequences of collective decisions. We generate observations relevant to policy makers, their fellow citizens, and global communities.
Our graduates are well prepared for careers in public service, not-for-profit organizations, law, consulting, business, and journalism. Our alumni lead in all aspects of the economy and society, and many are engaged in local, national, and global endeavours.
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UBC Political Science students learn from European Union travel experiences
Under the leadership of Professor Kurt Huebner, UBC Political Science offers a range of educational opportunities for students to explore European politics with opportunities to learn both in Europe and across North America.
Congratulations to our 2023 Award Winners!
UBC Political Science congratulates our award winners in undergraduate and graduate Political Science programs and the International Relations program who were recognized at a special ceremony on May 25, 2023. Undergraduate Awards Erik
Watch: “What does Russia’s war on Ukraine teach us so far?” Prof. Volodymyr Dubovyk
In this cohosted event by our COMP-CAN and International Relations Colloquiums, Prof. Volodymyr Dubovyk addresses takeaways from the War in Ukraine, including what it means for military technology, international law and large-scale warfare