Philosophy, political science, and economics are the key disciplines for understanding our complex, globalized world. From managing resources to making policy to driving change, these disciplines create the critical thinkers our world needs.


Get your UBC degree in economics, environmental humanities, philosophy, or political science. You can also specialize in two interdisciplinary programs: philosophy, political science and economics (PPE) or international relations.


Student perspectives

A UBC Economics Blog

Students research and write media articles exploring the practical role of economics in the Okanagan community and the prevalence of economic influences. They have the opportunity to submit their articles to Kelowna Now, a partnered local media outlet for possible publication.

UBC Economics blog


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Urban Studies Graduate Students


Today’s globalized world requires knowledge that transcends disciplines. Pursue interdisciplinary graduate studies that give you the diverse perspectives and tools needed to approach today’s challenges creatively and critically.


UBC Okanagan Researcher Jon Jamat


Our faculty and students pursue ideas that advance knowledge and improve lives.


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