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A Bachelor of Arts is an undergraduate degree in one of the many areas of study related to languages, liberal arts, and social sciences. Achieved through a combination of lectures and independent research, these degrees often provide a good overview of the subject matter and introduce important skills and topics that students can further refine though postgraduate work or use in a wide variety of careers.

To answer the question of what is a BA in Political Science, students must first understand what is encompassed in the field. Political science is the study of important political issues of the day, as well as research into policy-making and major political trends and movements. The field requires a fair amount of statistical analysis, awareness of world events, and research into the history of political movements.

A BA in Political Science varies in cost depending on what school you choose to attend. However, the program generally takes between three and five years to complete. Total costs should be estimated with this number in mind.

Many individuals who go into politics, public policy, or lobbying work begin with a BA in Political Science. There are also jobs available in analysis or research for those who also want to get a solid background in statistics. There are jobs available in the public, private, and non-profit sector. However, it is important to note that many high-level positions require a postgraduate degree, to be completed after acquiring a bachelor’s degree.

Many institutions around the world offer a bachelor’s in political science program with the opportunity for students to get their degree online. Online study means that location is not an issue in finding the program that is right for you. It is also a good choice for students with busy schedules who can’t always get to regular classroom lectures. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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48 Results in Political Science

University of Milan - Department of Social and Political Sciences

The Bachelor’s programme in "International Politics, Law and Economics" (IPLE) is a 3-year English taught programme that offers interdisciplinary education in political s ... [+]

BAs in Political Science.

IPLE is an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree programme in International Politics, Law and Economics. IPLE is entirely taught in English, and students will opt for either the “International Politics and Economics” curriculum or for the “International Politics and Law” one. In the former case, they will acquire a wide array of skills and tools for the comparative analysis of politics and economic policies; in the latter, they will delve into international relations issues, including international and European law, and the political history of specific regions of the world. This bachelor’s programme further offers the possibility to attend a wide range of practical workshops and/or undertake short or long internship experiences.... [-]

Italy Milan
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3 years
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Franklin University Switzerland

From Aristotle and Plato to Machiavelli and Aquinas, to modern analysts and statesmen, political scientists have been concerned with issues of power, governance, public p ... [+]

Delve into one of the oldest academic disciplines.

From Aristotle and Plato to Machiavelli and Aquinas, to modern analysts and statesmen, political scientists have been concerned with issues of power, governance, public policy, social behavior and interactions among nation-states, among many others. Courses required for this major include all major sub-disciplines of this field: Political Theory, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Economy, as well as Research Methodologies. The interdisciplinary electives encourage students to look at political issues from the perspective of other disciplines. Compared to the more applied major in International Relations, the major in Political Science is more humanistic and disciplinary. This major provides an excellent preparation for graduate study and careers in fields such as law, journalism or education.... [-]

Switzerland Sorengo Lugano
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4 years
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John Cabot University

The curriculum of the BA in Political Science has traditional strengths in the behavioral and historical study of American, European, and international institutional poli ... [+]

The curriculum of the BA in Political Science has traditional strengths in the behavioral and historical study of American, European, and international institutional politics, as well as global public policy, human rights, peace and conflict studies, and global political theory.

Requirements for the Degree Introduction to Political Science American Government World Politics Introduction to Political Theory Comparative Politics Western European Politics Nineteenth-Century Europe and the World Twentieth-Century Europe and the World Politics of Developing Countries Social Science Research Methods Senior Thesis Six major electives in History, Law, Political Science, or Social Sciences ... [-]
Italy Rome
January 2020
Full-time
4 years
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Richmond The American International University in London

Political Science degree provides students with knowledge in three core areas of Political Science: political thought, political systems and public policy. Political Scie ... [+]

Political Science degree provides students with knowledge in three core areas of Political Science: political thought, political systems and public policy. Political Science is taught using a range of methods which reflect the international student body, whilst making the best use of emerging technologies. The study of political ideologies, theories and ideas is balanced against the practical study of policy-making across a wide range of themes and issue-areas, and political processes in a wide range of states and regions. Students enjoy a broad study of political thinkers and theories, whilst directly engaging with a range of practical policy issues, in many different national and regional settings. The British Politics course, for example, is partially taught in the Houses of Parliament.The degree also recognises the international dimension of political, economic and policy processes, and ensures students are familiar with the politics of the developing world. Students develop the methodological and technical skills of the social sciences, making the best use of new technologies and practices. The courses also ensure that students in other majors can gain a sufficient understanding of Political Science to help conceptualise the political dimensions of their chosen fields. The programme provides a background both for further postgraduate study and future careers, including work in government, international organisations, business, finance and the media. Students also take a range of optional courses in national, regional and globalisation studies, or addressing thematic areas of contemporary interest, allowing for specialisation within the degree according to student interest.... [-]

United Kingdom Richmond
January 2020
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
Wartburg College

A political science major offers preparation for a career or further education in public policy-making, law, urban planning, international commerce, diplomatic service, a ... [+]

A political science major offers preparation for a career or further education in public policy-making, law, urban planning, international commerce, diplomatic service, and political campaigns.

The political science major is available through the Social Sciences Department. Social science courses offer experience in project-based coursework and opportunities for original scholarly research, incorporating field trips and off-campus study throughout the United States and abroad. In recent years, psychology faculty members and students researched topics such as parenting and personality, memory processes, and stress and adjustment. In addition, students assisted faculty in researching human rights, democratization studies, civil discourse, and service learning.... [-]

USA Waverly
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4 years
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The International University in Geneva

Become a specialist in international relations and pursue a decision making a career in international organizations, diplomatic services, corporate business, and non-prof ... [+]

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy (with Dual Degree Option)

Become a specialist in international relations and pursue a decision making a career in international organizations, diplomatic services, corporate business, and non-profit organizations.

The students have an option of achieving TWO BACHELOR DEGREES simultaneously in 3 years in Geneva: awarded by the University of Plymouth, UK and the International University in Geneva.

This program is taught in English.

Key Benefits Gaining insight into the United Nations system while attending international conferences and meetings in Geneva. Exploring state’s foreign policy and regional coo... [-]
Switzerland Geneva
February 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Centre for European Studies at Jagiellonian University

3-year BA programme taught in English offers you a great opportunity to gain excellent academic experience studying in one of the best Polish universities multiplied by p ... [+]

The 3-year BA programme gives students a core knowledge of European politics, culture, and society, whilst emphasizing Europe’s role in a wider global framework. The programme equips with tools to analyze current events and understand the complexities of political, socio-economic phenomena, and prepares students for further education in the field of international relations.

Programme stands out for its innovative approach to education, academic and administrative professionalism, student-faculty interrelations and perfect location, UNESCO World Heritage Site - Krakow.

Graduate Profile Programme graduates find employment in public administration, national and international institutions and organizations, EU institutions, non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, mass media, and publishing. This programme also serves as the first step towards continuing the student’s academic education on a graduate and postgraduate level.... [-]

Poland Kraków
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Ritsumeikan University

The College of Policy Science was established in 1994 in response to a growing need for an interdisciplinary approach to solving the increasingly complex issues in the so ... [+]

The College of Policy Science was founded in 1994 in response to a growing need for an interdisciplinary approach to solving the increasingly complex issues in society. Policy Science is an academic field which seeks to clarify the causes of these social problems and explore solutions in ways that satisfy the maximum number of members or stakeholders in the society.

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Carefully formulated, well-implemented policies have the power to transform people's lives. Students of policy science learn how to unleash that power by combining advanced academic knowledge in several disciplines with a focus on solving real-life problems. Issues such as poverty, demographic shifts, urbanization, and environmental change are recognized as global challenges, but they all demand locally situated responses. Policy science connects the global and the local, cultivating advanced practitioners to deliver creative solutions which satisfy all stakeholders.... [-]

Japan Osaka Kyoto
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4 years
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Khazar University

This Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (BA) program provides students with an overview of the main lines of thought in political parties, democracy, political culture ... [+]

BAs in Political Science.

Political Science deals with the distribution of powers, political systems, society and state. This Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (BA) program also provides students with an overview of the main lines of thought in political parties, democracy, political culture, etc.

Moreover, Political Science is dedicated to developing skills of students to determine the position of Azerbaijan in the economic and political system of the modern world.

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Azerbaijan Baku
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4 years
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Bay Atlantic University - Washington, D.C.

BAU’s Political Science & International Relations Program adopts a global vision to support research and teaching within a multi-cultural environment based on respect ... [+]

This program is Accredited by ACICS – Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

BA in Political Science and International Affairs Program is designed not only to prepare students for careers in fields related to international affairs and government, but also to support research and teaching within a multi-cultural environment based on respect for human dignity, universal human rights and freedoms for all men and women regardless of race, color, creed or religion.

Highly-qualified academic staff and students, representing a wide variety of cultural and geographical backgrounds, are dedicated in combining academic merits of political science and international relations with “real world” experience in close cooperation with the private sector, with government agencies and with NGOs.... [-]

USA Washington
January 2020
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Felician University

As a Humanities major, we invite you to design a program of study reflecting your interests! You have the opportunity to pull together courses from across the Humanities ... [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Humanities Concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies Concentration in Global Peace & Justice

As a Humanities major, we invite you to design a program of study reflecting your interests! You have the opportunity to pull together courses from across the Humanities disciplines and connect them around a particular theme, movement or school of thought. For example, you may choose to focus on the evolution of Western culture through art, literature, music, philosophy and/or religion.

Develop Marketable Skills Develop the skills of humanistic study – the ability to analyze, think critically, and to write clearly and persuasively. Demonstrate the ability to integrate and use knowledge from several disciplines, rather than a single discipline. Learn unique methods of analysis through your exposure to many forms of expression of cultural imagery – narrative, visual and musical. ... [-]
USA Rutherford
September 2020
Full-time
4 years
Campus
University of Hradec Králové, Philosophical Faculty

The Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hradec Králové offers a Bachelor's degree, which may be pursued in full-time study. The bachelor's programme is designed fo ... [+]

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Bachelor's degree study programme: Political Science

The Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hradec Králové offers a Bachelor's degree, which may be pursued in full-time study. The bachelor's programme is designed for students who have finished their high school education. The study is designed as an overview of political systems, political thinking, international relations and European integration including modern history.

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Our proposal in short Study field: Political Science
Duration: 3 years (6 semesters)
 Language: English 
 Study mode: Full-time 
Next start: Every September, February
 Location: Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
 Price for semester: € 1.500
 Scholarship: Available – 500 EUR/semester in the case of good study results (up to B-grade in average) For more information contact: ... [-]
Czech Republic Hradec Kralove
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3 years
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Northeastern Illinois University

Political Science is central to an understanding of all basic social issues and is one of the most popular liberal arts majors. A political science education gives people ... [+]

Political Science is central to an understanding of all basic social issues and is one of the most popular liberal arts majors. A political science education gives people the ability to understand the workings of politics and the way it impacts the lives of all of us. A major in this field helps students develop skills of understanding and analysis, and builds competence in oral and written expression. Graduates go on to careers in law, business, journalism, teaching, and government.

Political Science is central to an understanding of all basic social issues; therefore, an understanding of political life is indispensable for any well-educated person. The department currently offers an undergraduate major, a minor in political science, a minor in public administration, and a graduate program leading to the Master of Arts degree. ... [-]

USA Avondale
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4 years
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Istanbul Sehir University

With its dynamic and modern academic curriculum, the Department of Political Science and International Relations offers an engaging and promising program to help its stud ... [+]

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With its dynamic and modern academic curriculum, the Department of Political Science and International Relations offers an engaging and promising program to help its students emerge as responsible and considerate citizens of the global community. Our students receive rigorous academic training and earn practical skills to succeed in their careers. The Academic staff provide close and active guidance and support their students to succeed under this system. Furthermore, double major and minor options allow students the chance to obtain a second diploma or a certificate.

Political Science and International Relations

There are many factors that distinguish the Department of Political Science and International Relations at İstanbul Şehir University: its unique and comprehensive curriculum, modern and interactive teaching methods, close and caring student advising, prominent, accomplished and dedicated faculty members, and most importantly, its outstanding students.... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
September 2020
Full-time
4 years
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American University In the Emirates

The specialization of the BA in Security and Strategic Studies, in Crisis Management Communication, assures learning of and about crisis situations, management of crises ... [+]

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The specialization of the BA in Security and Strategic Studies, in Crisis Management Communication, assures learning of and about crisis situations, management of crises and communication effectiveness skills, in a constantly challenging environment. The Program’s specialization is tailored to meet the needs of the GCC and the Middle East, in line with the UAE vision on security resilience, taking into account multidisciplinary approaches to crisis management communication actions and actors. The specialization creates strategists and security experts that can have an important role in pre-during and after conditions in a crisis situation.

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United Arab Emirates Dubai
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4 years
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