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bachelor

Degree

Associate of Arts Degree in Political Science

bachelor

Degree

Associate of Arts Degree in Political Science

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    22,650 CAD

  • Application fee

    120 CAD

  • Years of study

    2 years

  • PGWP Duration

    2-3 years

  • Min required GPA

    2 out of 4

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-September 01-July-2022 01-July-2022
Spring-January 01-November-2022 01-November-2022
Summer-May 01-March-2022 01-March-2022

Overview

Associate of Arts Degree in Political Science

The Associate Degree is designed to provide an education experience that prepares students for work, citizenship, and an enriched life as an educated person, and to lay a solid foundation for further study in the field of Political Science.

In Political Science at KPU, you will approach the world of power through:

  • North American studies, with special attention paid to Canadian politics, including the Charter of Rights, multiculturalism, local government, and foreign policy; as well as American and continental politics.
  • International studies, including international organizations (such as the UN), human rights issues, international political economy, cross-border identities, human security, and international law.
  • Applied and experiential courses that give you the chance to develop hands-on skills in oratory, public debating, diplomacy, and real-world policy work.

Finally, courses in comparative politics and political thought will round out your mastery of power and politics.

Note: Students planning to progress to the BA Major or Minor in Political Science should complete 9 credits of POLI courses at the 1000 level and 6 credits of POLI courses at the 2000 level. BA students should also take SOCI 2260.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$36,750

Total costs

yearly

$6,852

Cost of living

1 person

$7,248

Accommodation

1 bed room

$22,650

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

  • Meeting KPU’s Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement
  • Graduated from high school (secondary school) or completed 24 or more undergraduate-level credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or Visa Documents

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

61
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listening
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writing
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speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

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Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
  • Duolingo English Test: Score of 110 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Score of 70 or higher with no sub score less than 60, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI): Level 5 with an essay score of 30 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.

 

English Proficiency for Pathway EntryEnglish Upgrading Course OptionsUndergraduate Course Options
Pathway 1  
Assessed below English Studies 12 (C-)ENGQ1Not available for Pathway 1 students
 ELSQ1 
 ELST 0041 through ELST 01831 
Pathway 2  
One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C-), (b) IELTS 5.5, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).ENGQ 10891 
 ELST 0256 through ELST 02831Up to 4 credits from the courses designated for Pathway 2 English Proficiency
Pathway 3  
One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C), (b) IELTS 6.0, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).ENGQ 1091, 1092 or 10991Up to 8 credits from courses designated for Pathway 2 or Pathway 3 English Proficiency
 ELST 0365 through ELST 03831 

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