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Political Science

Bachelor of Arts

Navigate the complex and divisive world of politics and prepare for careers in government, political campaigns, interest and advocacy groups and education.


Build an independent perspective on the nature of politics and how it influences government and society. Explore how political institutions and processes help shape government policies and their consequences. You will also have the opportunity to assess individual, group and mass behavior in political settings through both humanistic and scientific perspectives.

With critical thinking and writing skills, you will be prepared to pursue graduate training and careers in business, law, state, local and federal government, journalism, international organizations and finance, political campaigns, interest groups and associations and teaching at the primary, secondary and college levels.


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Career Level: Undergraduate
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
College: College of Social And Behavioral Sciences

Cost & Eligibility

Per Unit Cost: $500
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.

The core curriculum for this degree program includes:

  • POL201: American National Government – Explore the constitutional bases, organization, and functioning of the American national government with a special focus on elections and voting behaviors.
  • POL202: International Relations – Survey the structures and contemporary trends of the international system, its actors and their capabilities with a special focus on conflict and cooperation between countries.
  • POL204: Comparative Politics – Review the major political systems around the world with a special focus on the development and consequences of democratic and dictatorial political institutions.
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