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Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Policy Studies

About the program

  • 22,650 CAD

    Tuition
  • 4 years

    Years of study
  • 3 years

    PGWP Duration
  • 2 out of 4

    Minimum required GPA

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

Bachelor of Arts in Policy Studies

The Bachelor of Arts, Major in Policy Studies (“POST”) is an interdisciplinary applied degree that integrates concepts from economics, environmental protection, philosophy, political science and psychology. 

You will learn how policy can be used to achieve sustainability goals and apply your skills to community projects with partners such as the City of Surrey.

The Major is designed around four core courses and two applied seminars. 

The core courses present key elements of public policy and explore critical sustainability theory and issues. 

In the applied seminars, students apply their research and analysis skills to develop solutions to contemporary issues. 

Multidisciplinary courses strengthen the foundation and increase the depth of student knowledge.

Students will develop strong analytical, writing and critical thinking skills, a deep understanding of the complex sustainability issues facing society today, and how to advance societal change using public policy.

Students are encouraged to complete a complementary minor such as economics, geography or political science in addition to the major in Policy Studies.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$35,082

Total costs

yearly

$6,828

Cost of living

1 person

$5,604

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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listening
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writing
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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 

Career Opportunities

  • Policy analyst
  • Legislative analyst
  • Strategic planner
  • Government relations representative
  • Corporate public affairs specialist
  • Researcher

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