UBC Political Science graduates develop a deep understanding of politics, public policy, 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.

Political Science Programs

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