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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

Political science is concerned with the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour.

The University of Prince Edward Island Political Science Department offers courses covering four fields in political studies: Canadian Politics, Political Theory, Comparative Politics, and International Politics. Students can complete coursework toward either a major or a minor in Political Science.

The small and collegial atmosphere in the department provides a unique opportunity to build mentor relationships with faculty and upper year students. The small class sizes and upper year seminar classes provide an excellent opportunity to hone research, writing, and presentation skills.

Careers:

  • Analyst
  • Lawyer
  • Politician
  • Foreign Diplomat
  • Immigration Officer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Canadian Politics I: Government
  • Politics and Government of Prince Edward Island
  • Law, Politics and the Judicial Process
  • Federalism and Federation
  • Political Ideologies
  • Political Economy and Social Change in the Developing World

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Successful completion of Grade 12 examinations in a University Preparatory Program with an overall average of at least 70% (75% for Quebec Secondary V students) in the following subjects:

  • English;
  • one Social Studies or Language;
  • any 3 other academic courses. Grade 12 math recommended. Note: Grade 12 Math is a prerequisite for some 1st year Art courses.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13590 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13590 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    6270 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6270 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Charlottetown

  • 1080 - 1710 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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