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Political Science: Bachelor of Arts Degree - Major


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  • Location
    Langley, Richmond and Surrey Campuses
  • Campuses
    Langley

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    City of Surrey
  • Length
    Four Years
  • Tuition Levels (approx)
    $4375 per year
  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates
    $2000 per year
  • Credentials
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

Students are admitted based on their date of qualification. Early application and documentation submission is extremely important. Regular application periods are:

Semester

Applications Open

Early Application Deadline

Late Application Deadline

Fall (Sept)

November 1

March 1

August 1

Spring (Jan)

March 1

August 1

December 1

Summer (May)

July 1

December 1

April 1

 

First day students can apply online

Apply by this day for admission offer and priority course registration

Apply by this day for continuing registration

Application Fee: $40

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)http://epic2.educationplanner.ca/program/edit/programno/36562/view/admissions

1. One of:

2. English

One of:

  • English 12 (C+)
  • English Literature 12 (C+)
  • English 12 First Peoples (C+)
  • Communications 12 (A)
  • AP English Language and Composition (C+)
  • AP English Literature and Composition (C+)
  • IB English A1 or A2 (HL or SL) (C+)
  • Undergraduate ENGL course (C-)
  • A degree, two year diploma, or 60 credits at a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction (C)
  • ESLT 0381 and ELST 0383 (B)
  • ELST 0381 (B) and KPU placement score higher than ELST 0383 level
  • ENGQ 1091 or ENGQ 1092 or ENGQ 1099 (C)
  • KPU Placement Test into ENGL 1100
  • IELTS Academic score of at least 6.5 with 6.0 in each band (within the last two years)
  • Internet based TOEFL score of at least 88 with no sub score less than 20 (within the last two years)
  • CAEL score of at least 70 with no sub score less than 60 (within the last two years)
  • PTE score of at least 61 (within the last two years)
  • LPI score of at least level 5 with an essay score of 30 or higher (within the last two years)

Admission Advice

1. A Language 11 course (excluding Beginner's or Introductory courses) is required if you wish to complete the program without having to take six credits of post-secondary language courses in the same language.

2. It's strongly recommended that you receive assistance with course planning from an education advisor. You will want to be sure that you understand the requirements needed to obtain priority registration for third- and fourth-year courses in the degree.

3. If you do not qualify for entry into the Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree program you may be able to upgrade through KPU's BA Qualifying Year Program, which is detailed separately in Education Planner.

English Language Requirements

English is the primary language of study at KPU. Therefore, all applicants must be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of English language proficiency for their undergraduate, vocational or preparatory area of study. English requirements can be found here.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University's General University Admission Requirements are found here.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. For more information or to apply to KPU, visit: KPU High School Graduate.

Out-of-Province

To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. For more information or to apply to KPU, visit: KPU High School Graduate.

BC Transfer Student

You may request transfer credit for courses taken previously at another post-secondary institution. Transfer credit assessments take approximately 6-8 weeks. For more information or to apply to KPU, visit: KPU Transfer Students.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

You may request transfer credit for courses taken previously at another post-secondary institution. Transfer credit assessments take approximately 6-8 weeks. For more information or to apply to KPU, visit: KPU Transfer Students.

Mature Student

At KPU, we proudly welcome students of all walks and ages. If you have not graduated from High School, have taken fewer than 24 post-secondary credits, and are 19 years of age or older, we can admit you as a mature student. Mature students bring a lot of experience and diversity into the classroom, and KPU will support you in achieving your personal and professional goals. For more information how you can apply to KPU, visit: KPU Mature Students.

 

International Student

Kwantlen Polytechnic University accepts applications from international students who meet the English Proficiency Requirement. All international undergraduate applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission.

Details on admission for International Students can be found here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

There are 5 categories that offer students special consideration for admission:

  • Aboriginal
  • Visiting
  • Exchange
  • Concurrent
  • General Interest

To learn more about these categories, visit: Applicant Categories

 

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