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Policy Studies: Bachelor of Arts Minor


Students pursuing a Minor in Policy Studies will examine how sustainability goals can be achieved, as well as the ethics behind such goals.

You will develop a deeper understanding of current sustainability challenges through the perspectives of economics, philosophy, political science and psychology, and you will apply your skills to community projects in the applied seminars.

A Policy Studies minor is a strong complement to a wide array of other KPU degree programs such as political science, geography, sustainable agriculture, urban ecosystems, economics and marketing. You will be able to use the skills learned from Policy Studies to advance goals applicable to your major and your career.

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a minor in Policy Studies must be admitted to the Faculty of Arts.

Declaration Requirements

Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation.

Curricular Requirements

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete all requirements in the Bachelor of Arts Framework in addition to their major or minor program requirements.

Policy Studies Minor

The following area requirements are to be completed for the Bachelor of Arts, Minor in Policy Studies program. The POST Minor requires completion of twenty-one (21) area-specific credits, including six (6) lower division credits and fifteen (15) upper division credits.

The following is required:
  POST 1100 or
PHIL 1111
Sustainability: Analysis and Ethics 3 credits
  POST 2100 or
POLI 2100
Sustainability and Government 3 credits
  POST 4110 or
POLI 4110
Advanced Applied Policy Seminar 3 credits
  POST 4150 or
PSYC 4150
Psychology and Sustainability: Attitudes and Behaviour 3 credits
And one of:
  POST 3110 Applied Policy Seminar I 3 credits
  GEOG 3220 Urban Politics and Planning 3 credits
And any two of:
  PHIL 3118 Ethics and Public Policy 3 credits
  POLI 3500 Public Debates in Politics 3 credits
  POST 3100 or ECON 3100 Economics of Sustainability Policy 3 credits
  AGRI 4298
POST 4298
World Trends in Agriculture 3 credits

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a Bachelor of Arts program, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Policy Studies.

At a Glance

Faculty of Arts

Policy Studies

Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Baccalaureate Degree

Offered At:

  • KPU Langley  Langley
  • KPU Richmond  Richmond
  • KPU Surrey  Surrey

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September

Intake Type:

  • Open Intake  Open intake


  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 120

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2011

How to Declare:

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 14-Jun-2016

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