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Political Science

Simon Fraser University

48 months
979 CAD/credit 29370 CAD/year
195 CAD/credit 5850 CAD/year
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The Political Science program offered by Simon Fraser University in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a minor, a certificate in African studies, and three joint majors. You can start this program at either the Burnaby or Surrey campus. 


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?

Career Opportunities

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 Political Science program offered by Simon Fraser University  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
  • Politician
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Professional
  • Retail Manager
  • Teacher

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Politics and Government 
  • Investigating Politics: Research Design and Qualitative Methods 
  • Quantitative Methods in Political Science 
  • Political Philosophy 
  • Canadian Government 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • All applicants must meet the university's English Language Requirements
  • All applicants must meet the university's Quantitative and Analytical Skills requirements
  • All students must present a minimum grade of C-/60% in a junior or senior level acceptable Math course
  • Graduation from a university-preparatory program at a senior high school
  • Submit a transcript which includes grades for all courses completed and final grades for the first semester of Senior Year. (An admission average is calculated on final year results.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29370 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 979 CAD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    5850 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 195 CAD per credit during 48 months.

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Living costs for Burnaby

1600 - 2700 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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