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96 Bachelor of Arts Programs in Political Science

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… Read more

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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Luiss Guido Carli
Rome, Italy

The BA in Politics: Philosophy and Economics sets students on an international career path from day one, with an understanding of various disciplines from history and law to p ... +

The BA in Politics: Philosophy and Economics sets students on an international career path from day one, with an understanding of various disciplines from history and law to political science, sociology, economics, statistics, methodology and how they impact contemporary societies, with the possibility to specialize in the third year with three elective courses. Teaching is enhanced by data analysis and computer skills workshops, soft skills, academic language, internships, and opportunities to study abroad. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2022
31 May 2022
Campus
 
The International University in Geneva - Undergraduate
Geneva, Switzerland

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

Become a specialist in international relations and pursue a decision making a career in international organizations, diplomatic services, corporate business, and non-profit organizations. -
Bachelor BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Franklin University Switzerland
Sorengo, Switzerland

The International Relations major is designed for students who wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding of this multi-disciplinary field. Students receive a solid foun ... +

The International Relations major is designed for students who wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding of this multi-disciplinary field. Students receive a solid foundation for a variety of careers in areas such as diplomatic and government service, international organizations, international business, journalism, law, and banking. Many graduates have also chosen to pursue graduate study in related areas. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 

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Selinus University of Science and Literature – Bachelor Programs
Bologna, Italy +1 More

This program addresses warfare art and concepts from the beginnings of recorded history to the present. It shows the interrelationships of the political, strategic, operationa ... +

This program addresses warfare art and concepts from the beginnings of recorded history to the present. It shows the interrelationships of the political, strategic, operational, tactical, and technical levels of warfare in the past while focusing on their application to contemporary battlefields, considering the current geopolitics issues. -
BA
Full-time
English, Italian
Online
 
University of Wroclaw
Wrocław, Poland

The Institute of Political Science at the University of Wrocław is one of the biggest and the most dynamic centers of political science research in Poland. Since 2008 the Inst ... +

The Institute of Political Science at the University of Wrocław is one of the biggest and the most dynamic centers of political science research in Poland. Since 2008 the Institute has developed also curricula in English. Both international and Polish candidates can join the study program and obtain the title of Bachelor or Master in Political Science. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

Drawing on insights from sociology, policy, law, and the social sciences more generally, criminologists specialising in social policy not only consider how crime is defined, e ... +

Drawing on insights from sociology, policy, law, and the social sciences more generally, criminologists specialising in social policy not only consider how crime is defined, experienced, or explained: they explore society’s responses to it, tackling the complex social problems that can lead to crime. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
 
University of Sussex Business School
Brighton, United Kingdom

Gain the tools to explore important issues, such as big business, government, and the regulation of monopolies. At Sussex, you will join a politically-engaged community, exami ... +

Gain the tools to explore important issues, such as big business, government, and the regulation of monopolies. At Sussex, you will join a politically-engaged community, examining how economics operates within a political framework and learning from experts who directly influence global economic policy. You'll learn about the principles and practical applications of economics, and explore the theme of power and where power lies in the UK and internationally. You'll develop your knowledge by studying topics like trade and risk, governance, and different politics and power structures across the world. To help you gain quantitative and research skills, you’ll study mathematics and statistics, and learn how to carry out research in political science. You'll also receive training in econometrics, to extend your knowledge of statistical techniques. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom

Examine today's fundamental questions using applied statistical and data-analytic methods.

Examine today's fundamental questions using applied statistical and data-analytic methods. -
BA
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus
 
University of Redlands
Redlands, USA

If the study of politics could be summed up in one word, it would be power. How do powerful groups create order or laws increase inequality? Who gets what, when, and how? Our ... +

If the study of politics could be summed up in one word, it would be power. How do powerful groups create order or laws increase inequality? Who gets what, when, and how? Our program invites political science majors to grapple with questions like these through rigorous coursework, active learning, individualized study, and extraordinary educational practices both inside and outside the classroom. Our graduates possess the skillsets necessary to thrive in their chosen careers, in graduate or law school, and as citizens. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom

Plan for your future with a Politics degree, and discover why we are ranked top 5 in the UK, 2nd in Scotland for course satisfaction in Politics. (The National Student Survey ... +

Plan for your future with a Politics degree, and discover why we are ranked top 5 in the UK, 2nd in Scotland for course satisfaction in Politics. (The National Student Survey 2020) -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
36 - 48 months
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Felician University
Rutherford, USA

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 disci ... +

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 with a concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies or Global Peace & Justice. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Wartburg College
Waverly, USA

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

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. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Aug 2022
01 Jul 2022
Campus
 
John Cabot University
Rome, Italy

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

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. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Universities of Canada in Egypt
Cairo, Egypt

The University of Prince Edward Island Cairo Campus’ Faculty of Arts is committed to rigorous study and inquiry, belief in the value of knowledge, lifelong capacity-building, ... +

The University of Prince Edward Island Cairo Campus’ Faculty of Arts is committed to rigorous study and inquiry, belief in the value of knowledge, lifelong capacity-building, and development of critical thought. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
CIS Endicott International
Community of Madrid, Spain

This multi-disciplinary major will teach you to critically examine world affairs and pursue advanced degrees and/or careers in international law, diplomacy, politics, and busi ... +

This multi-disciplinary major will teach you to critically examine world affairs and pursue advanced degrees and/or careers in international law, diplomacy, politics, and business. The program will also prepare you for careers with governmental and non-governmental organizations whose work addresses human rights, economic development, conflict resolution, the plight of refugees, and other pressing global needs. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus