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Political Science: Associate of Arts Degree


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.

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.

Admission Requirements

The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.

Curricular Requirements

Within the framework of the Associate of Arts Degree, students must complete at least 60 credits with a minimum grade of C in each course, including the following.

  15 credits of POLI courses at the 1100 level or higher, provided the courses are transferable to one of British Columbia's four research universities, and at least 3 of these credits are at the 2000 level. 15 credits
Please see the Course Descriptions section of the Calendar for a full listing of POLI Courses, along with information regarding transferability of each course.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive an Associate of Arts degree in Political Science.

At a Glance

Faculty of Arts

Political Science

Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Associate Degree

Offered At:

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

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January
  • Summer Intake (May)  May

Intake Type:

  • Open Intake  Open intake


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

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 60

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2015

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 14-Jun-2016

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