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Political Science: Bachelor of Arts Degree - Major


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Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Co-Op
  • Location
    Kelowna BC
  • Campuses
    Kelowna

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  • Length
    Four Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $5973 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1700 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications must be submitted by January 15 for September entry. Early application is recommended.

Application Fee: $68

Admission for BC High School Graduates:

Academic

Special Note: A language other than English at the Grade 12 level is recommended for all students planning to complete a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Students without an additional Grade 12 language must take a language as part of their university studies.

Non-Academic

1. Complete a Personal Profile

Admission Advice

1.  The following courses are approved Grade 12 courses. They can be used to calculate your admissions average.
  • All Advanced Placement courses (AP Calculus cannot be used instead of Principles of Mathematics 12 for programs that require Principles of Mathematics 12)
  • All International Baccalaureate courses
  • American Sign Language 12
  • Arabic 12
  • BC First Nations Studies 12
  • Biology 12
  • Calculus 12
  • Chemistry 12
  • Computer Information Systems 12
  • Computer Programming 12
  • Croatian 12
  • Economics 12
  • English Literature 12
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • Français Langue 12 or French 12
  • Geography 12
  • Geology 12
  • German 12
  • Halq'eméylem 12
  • Heiltsuk 12
  • History 12
  • Hul'q'umi'num' 12
  • Italian 12
  • Japanese 12
  • Korean 12
  • Kwak’wala 12
  • Law 12
  • Liqwala/Kwakwala 12
  • Mandarin 12
  • nsíylxc?n (Okanagan Language) 12
  • Nte?kepmxcin 12
  • Nuu-chah-nulth 12
  • Physics 12
  • Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12
  • Punjabi 12
  • Russian 12
  • Secwepemctsin (Shuswap Language) 12
  • Shashishalhem (Sechelt Language) 12
  • Sim'algaxhl Nisga'a 12
  • Sm'algyax 12
  • Social Justice 12
  • Spanish 12
  • Sustainable Resources 12
  • Tsek'ene 12
  • Upper St’at’imcets 12

2. You will need to declare a Major in third year (after completing 48 credits).

3. Check here for all other admission categories.

English Language Requirements

Summary

One of the following (minimum scores):

  • Three consecutive years of full time education in English in Canada immediately prior to attending UBC
  • Four consecutive years of full time education in English in a country other than English where English is the primary language immediately prior to attending UBC
  • A 70% grade or better on the provincial examination portion of BC English 12 or the equivalent
  • A grade of 4 on Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition or AP Literature and Composition
  • A grade of 5 on International Baccalaureate English A (higher or standard level)
  • A CAE score of a B
  • A CAEL score of 70 with a speaking subtest score of 6
  • A CPE score of a C
  • An IELTS score of 6.5 with no part less than a 6
  • A MELAB score of 85
  • Completion of level 4 in Okanagan College English for Academic Purposes, with a grade of 70% or higher in each course
  • A PTE score of 65 with a 60 in Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking
  • An internet based TOEFL score of 90 with a:
    • 22 in reading
    • 22 in listening
    • 21 in writing
    • 21 in speaking
  • A paper based TOEFL score of 55 in Reading, Listening and Writing and a 4.0 TWE score
  • Six credits of post-secondary first-year English studies at a recognized university in an English-speaking country
  • Graduation from a recognized degree program at an accredited university where English is the primary language of instruction in an English-speaking country
  • Four or more years at an eligible international secondary school that uses English as the language of instruction in a country where the primary language is not English
  • Achieve a UBC Certificate in English Language or CEL by completing Level 600 of the UBC Continuing Studies English for Academic Purposes program on UBC’s Vancouver campus
  • If you are proficient in English, but do not meet the above requirements, you can request a waiver of the English language requirement

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

All students must meet UBC's English Language Admission Standard. If you have completed three years of full-time education in English in Canada, you will have met this standard. It's also possible to meet this English language requirement in several other ways. For complete details check the English Language Competency web page

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

For details on BC Secondary School Graduation Admission check here.

For details on Yukon Secondary School Graduation Admission check here.

Out-of-Province

For details on admission for Secondary School graduates from other provinces check here.

BC Transfer Student

For details on transfer for BC & Yukon students check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer for college students outside of BC check here.

For details on transfer for university students outside of BC check here.

 

Mature Student

For details on Mature Student admission check here.

International Student

For details on International Student admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Details on admission requirements for Canadian Aboriginal Students are found here

 

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