About the Political Science program
We live in a time of rapid changes that have transformed the traditional understanding of societal relations and our interactions with others. Our local, regional, national, and continental environments have changed, and our societies are more open than ever. At the same time, these transformations have caused the rise of movements that oppose or promote deeper changes. This is an exciting period in our history when it comes to political and social transformations: the expansion of democracy, the fight for the survival of authoritarian leaders and governments, the emergence of religious fundamentalism, the proliferation of populist movements, the strengthening of international collaboration and integration, the victory of global capitalism – all of these things are taking place around us, and have a deep impact in our lives.
The Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science program at the University of New York in Prague analyses the complex world in which we are living and provides students with the tools and skills they need to understand our societies. The program blends the European and American traditions in Political Science to present a program that looks at current developments, combining a solid theoretical understanding with a practical view of the main challenges faced by our societies.
The School of International Relations at UNYP has designed a modern program that includes the study of political institutions, applied economics, international organizations, public policy, and social movements. The aim of the program is to prepare students to critically understand the complexity of 21st-century politics and government. This four-year degree is awarded by the State University of New York, Empire State College. As with all UNYP programs, it is taught entirely in English.
UNYP Bachelor of Political Science graduates will acquire the following skills:
A thorough understanding of the meaning and practice of politics in contemporary societies;
Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills, and an enhanced capacity to understand the complexity of the modern world;
A strong understanding of the theoretical framing of political science, and the capacity to understand the political processes currently developing in our world;
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
Proficiency in using software applications and information technology for research; and
The ability to work collaboratively in teams and in a multicultural setting.
Reasons to study Political Science at UNYP
Our graduates have a good foundation for initiating a professional career in their fields or continuing their education with an additional master’s degree. Our alumni feedback shows a high degree of satisfaction with our programs, and students repeatedly indicate that our emphasis on oral and written communication skills, as well as critical analysis training, was instrumental in finding and retaining employment. Our style of teaching is interactive, and our students are challenged to actively participate and contribute to the educational activity of the group with their life experiences and perspectives. Our instructors are very diverse in their origin and have degrees from prestigious universities in the EU and America. Career opportunities for Political Science graduates include politics and government, civil service and public administration, intelligence and security, policy analysis, public affairs consulting, governmental relations, academia and education, diplomacy, NGOs, and PR.