Minor in Political Science


A Minor in Political Science offers the chance to explore the world of power, particularly in the form of public rule as exercised by governments and states, and in the global arena (war, peace, diplomacy, international law, trans-national non-state actors, and so on); as well as alternative theories and visions of society and politics. The Minor is thus an ideal complement to degrees in history, philosophy, policy and sustainability studies, economics, business, and many others. Students will progress through introductory courses exposing them to the broad sub-fields of the discipline and developing the skills needed to thrive in advanced courses and seminars. They will also access courses that emphasize the 'hands-on' learning of skills in debate, diplomacy, and policy. Minor graduates will find themselves well-equipped for a life of productive and engaged citizenship at the local, national, transnational, and global levels. This minor may be applied towards any KPU bachelor's degree.

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Department's website: kpu.ca/arts/political-science

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a Minor in Political Science must be admitted to KPU for undergraduate studies.

Declaration Requirements

Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation. A minor may only be declared as part of a bachelor’s degree.

Curricular Requirements

Students must complete a total of 33 specified credits for the Minor in Political Science. These include a minimum of 15 credits in POLI courses at the 3000 or 4000 levels, of which at least 6 credits must be at the 4000 level. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required courses.

1100 Level
Select 9 credits of any 1100-level POLI courses.9
2000 Level
SOCI 2260Research Methods in Sociology3
Select 6 credits of any 2000-level POLI courses.6
3000 and 4000 Level
Select a minimum of 15 credits of POLI courses at the 3000 or 4000 level, of which at least 6 credits must be at the 4000 level.15
Total Credits33

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a bachelor’s degree program, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Political Science.

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