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Political Science

Bachelor of Arts

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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $500
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College of Social And Behavioral Sciences

Program Details

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.


This College of Social and Behavioral Sciences major requires a minor (or double major).

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


The curriculum for this program includes:

POL201: American National Government
POL202: International Relations
POL204: Comparative Politics
POL 312: U.S. - Latin America Relations: Trade, Security and Power



Earning your Bachelor of Arts in Political Science will build core skills, including:

  • Project management
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Auditing
  • Data analysis
  • Process improvement
  • Accounting
  • Social work
  • Workflow management
  • Business process

Graduates of the BA in Political Science program will be prepared to pursue the following careers:

  • Management Analyst
  • Social & Human Service Assistant
  • Business Analyst
  • Advisor
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Compliance Specialist
  • Project Coordinator
  • Educational, Guidance, & Career Counselor
  • Social & Community Service Manager