Bachelor of Science Degrees in Political Science

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Political Science

Bachelor’s degrees in political science are engaging and challenging. These programs are well-suited for students who have a desire to identify and solve problems in government, politics and society at large. A Bachelor of Science in Political Science educates students in the intricacies of governmental authority and prepares students to work domestically and internationally in a wide breadth of areas.

What is a BSc in Political Science? It is a comprehensive and thorough study of political organizations, systems, behavior, and culture, and how all of these interact with each other and with society.   Students study and discuss the complexities and controversies that characterize politics today. They gain an understanding of political theory, systems, and policy as well as the ability to analyze governmental systems and policies. Students come to understand how societies use government to solve problems in the areas of civil rights, national security, and social justice.

A Bachelor of Science in Political Science will benefit students in many ways. Students come away with sound research and analytical skills as well as a thoughtful perspective on social and political issues. This educational framework prepares students to apply their knowledge in real world situations, to identify and solve problems to better society and governmental policy.

The cost of a Bachelor of Science in Political Science varies between universities and countries. The best way to learn about fee and tuition information is to contact specific institutions.

Political science graduates can expect to have a wide range of career opportunities available to them. Some fields that commonly hire these graduates include law, business, education, research, polling, international relations, nonprofit organizations, electoral politics, and local, state, and federal government. 

If you are interested in making a difference in the political realm and want to learn more about how you can reach your career and life goals, we can help you find the right educational program. 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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Homeland Security

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus or Online Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Richmond

The Homeland Security program was established in 2007 in response to the nation's growing homeland security needs and issues. [+]

BScs in Political Science. Degree Options On-Campus Degrees B.S. in Homeland Security Certificate in Intelligence Studies M.S. in Safety, Security & Emergency Management with concentrations in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Online Degrees B.S. in Homeland Security Associates of General Studies with Homeland Security concentration Associates of General Studies with Security Management concentration Certificate in Homeland Security* Certificate in Emergency Management* Certificate in Intelligence Studies Certificate in Intelligence and Security Operations M.S. in Safety, Security & Emergency Management with concentrations in Homeland Security and Emergency Management *Not available to students majoring in Homeland Security Who Would be Interested in Homeland Security? Students that are interested in: Learning how to prepare for, respond to and recover from natural and man-made disasters Learning how to help secure borders, airports, waterways and seaports Why Homeland Security? Degree Benefits The Homeland Security program was established in 2007 in response to the nation's growing homeland security needs and issues. In addition to providing students with a broad understanding of safety and security issues, this program focuses on four vital components of the homeland security field: Critical Infrastructure Protection Disaster Preparedness and Response Intelligence Sharing and Analysis Learn from the Best Faculty in the Homeland Security program are well respected and internationally known for their research and scholarship activities. They have experience in law enforcement, safety and security, homeland security technology research and development, and emergency management. This combination of traditional academic knowledge and "real-world" experience enriches the classroom experience for students in the program. Students... [-]

BSc in International Relations and Diplomacy PARIS

Schiller International University - Florida, Heidelberg, Madrid, Paris
Campus Full time 36 - 40  Open Enrollment France Paris

The International Relations and Diplomacy Bachelor Degree program equips students with the expertise they need in order to pursue a life in government, business .... [+]

Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy

 

 

 

Political and economic problems today transcend international boundaries. Schiller International University's International Relations and Diplomacy program equips students with the expertise they need in order to pursue a life in government, business, and journalism and at international organizations and law firms, or to continue graduate studies in political science and international relations.

 

 

 

Schiller International University students initially pursue courses of study in liberal arts, in order to give them a thorough foundation in history, economics, political science, and international relations.... [-]


BSc in International Relations and Strategic Studies

Igbinedion University, Okada
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years March 2018 Nigeria Benin City

The programme is also aimed at producing graduates who understand, appreciate and comprehend the burning issues in International Relations and can find professional engagements and careers in diplomatic service, the security and intelligence agencies, multinational corporations, international organizations and the academia, in addition to those who will operate in private capacities. [+]

BScs in Political Science. College of Arts and Social Sciences The department of Economics and Development Studies was one of departments created in 1999 at the inception of Igbinedion University Okada. The curriculum for the department was prepared through the combined efforts of eminent professors in Economics engaged as consultants and pioneer staff of the department. Since 1999 the curriculum has been implemented to achieve the goal of graduating sound Economists with Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Development Studies in line with the philosophy and objectives of establishing the Department. The Department of International Relations and Strategic Studies is one of the Departments of the College of Arts and Social Sciences in Igbinedion University, Okada. Igbinedion University is the Premier Private University in Nigeria, with Certificate No. 001 issued on April 20, 1999. The primary objective of the University is to advance knowledge, wisdom, and understanding through dedicated research, teaching and service to the community, nation and humanity. The university’s vision is to become a centre of academic excellence through focused teaching and research that respond to communal and global human needs. While its mission is to be among the best and most successful Universities in the world. The founding father of the University and its Chancellor and Visitor., Chief (Dr.) Sir Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion was partly motivated by the need to bequeath to present and future generations of Nigerians, University Education of International Standard with regular and uninterrupted academic calendar as obtains outside Nigeria and the need... [-]

BSc in Political Science and International Relations

Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus
Campus Full time 8 - 14 semesters February 2018 Cyprus Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Turkey Ankara + 2 more

The aim of the Bachelor of Science degree programme in Political Science and International Relations is to encourage and allow students to acquire the analytical skills to examine critically the organisation and expressions of political power, social power, economic power and cultural power that is, power in all its human expressions... [+]

BSc in Political Science and International Relations METU NCC is amongst a distinctive and select number of world universities which brings together the study of Political Science on the one hand and International Relations on the other hand in a combined and systematic programme of study. The aim of the Bachelor of Science degree programme in Political Science and International Relations is to encourage and allow students to acquire the analytical skills to examine critically the organisation and expressions of political power, social power, economic power and cultural power that is, power in all its human expressions. Where Political Science was traditionally concerned with the study of power within states and International Relations was traditionally concerned with the study of power between states, here in the PSIR programme at METU NCC we are concerned with examining the totality of these expressions of power. To that end, not only will undergraduate students be offered foundational courses in Political Science and International Relations thereby anchoring their knowledge in both traditions of enquiry but they will be encouraged to examine and explain the development of more complex expressions of global power. Thus their primary concern will be the interaction between domestic politics, state behaviour and the international system and international society, and the issues these raise for the future of international relations in a world of changing economies, social structures, technologies, environments and ideologies. It is the aim of this programme, therefore, to provide students with a thorough knowledge of the processes and... [-]

BSc in Business and Diplomacy

International Business School – Budapest
Campus September 2017 Hungary Budapest

This programme delivers a sophisticated, interdisciplinary understanding of international business, providing you with a contextual understanding of contemporary international relations, and equipping you with skills, traditionally required in international diplomacy. [+]

BSc in Business and Diplomacy

This programme delivers a sophisticated,interdisciplinary understanding of internationalbusiness, providing you with a contextualunderstanding of contemporary internationalrelations, and equipping you with skills,traditionally required in internationaldiplomacy. You will have in-depth knowledgeof a geographical region of your choice.Special emphasis will be put on the working ofinternational organisations such as the IMF orthe WTO, and of regional integrations, the EU inparticular. Due to the interdisciplinary nature ofthe degree, you will have a wide variety of careeropportunities in both the private and the publicsectors. ... [-]


BSc in Geographic Science and Community Planning

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Flagstaff

The Bachelor of Science in Geographic Science and Community Planning integrates geographic knowledge and GIS mapping technologies with the problem-solving fields of community planning and urban design. Known as Geodesign, this educational framework prepares students for careers in creating more livable and sustainable communities, while contributing to a better world. [+]

Available Emphasis Areas: Community Planning and Development - Emphasis Geospatial Sciences - Emphasis The Bachelor of Science in Geographic Science and Community Planning integrates geographic knowledge and GIS mapping technologies with the problem-solving fields of community planning and urban design. Known as Geodesign, this educational framework prepares students for careers in creating more livable and sustainable communities, while contributing to a better world. Coursework for this degree provides a strong foundation and an option to select one of two available emphases. Geospatial Sciences engages students in the study of geospatial science with courses such as remote sensing and spatial analysis and GIS applications. The community planning and development emphasis introduces students to the permitting and review process for community planning, and environmental impact studies and land use planning law and ethics. What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Geographic Science and Community Planning? This degree encourages you to pursue careers in community planning and design, digital mapping known as geographic information systems (GIS), and physical and environmental geography. Collectively known as Geodesign, you will be prepared to apply geographic science to better analyze existing landscapes and design more livable and sustainable places through 2-D and 3-D modeling tools. You can choose an emphasis that focuses on community planning and development, or geospatial sciences and GIS. Our courses feature many engaging, real-world projects that prepare you well beyond graduation, and you will benefit from personal faculty attention through our smaller courses. Career opportunities that might be pursued: Urban... [-]

BSc Security Studies

Leiden University
Campus Full time 3 - 3 years September 2017 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 1 more

In the English-taught bachelor Security Studies, you will study contemporary century security challenges in a complex world. You will analyse these challenges at all levels from various perspectives and learn to formulate strategies by looking at real-life security practices. This will develop your knowledge and skills to address security issues. [+]

BScs in Political Science. The Security Studies programme is a three-year BSc degree. It is a full-time programme, which means that throughout your degree, you will study 40 hours per week on average. This is a combination of in-class hours and self-study. First year of the Security Studies programme After a broad introduction to security and safety in modern society, you will gain insight into different vulnerabilities and threats, the actors involved, and approaches to safety and security issues. You will study in detail two complex, real life case with a local, national, regional and global dimensions: Syria & Iraq, and Fukushima. Second year of the Security Studies programme You will learn about the strategies necessary to protect the vital interests in society and to ensure stability, welfare and prosperity. In doing so, you will study three security and safety challenges: Terrorism & Counterterrorism, Cyber Threats & Risk Management and War & Peace Building. You will also explore the underlying themes of Law and Security, Economics of Security and Governance of Security. Third year of the Security Studies programme: going deeper or broader The elective space in year three can be used to qualify for a specialised master’s programme, or as preparation for entering the labour market. You can choose to deepen your knowledge and skills via minors and electives run by the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs and other faculties at Leiden University. Alternatively, you can register for a broadening minor at another faculty or university in the... [-]

BSc in Criminology/ Security Studies

Kwararafa University
Campus Full time 4 years March 2018 Nigeria Wukari

Kwararafa University Wukari, was licensed as Wukari Jubilee by the National Universities Commission in 2005. It took off in March, 2006 with 61 students as the first and only community owned University in Nigeria, the first University in Taraba State and the second private University in the North East Geopolitical zone of Nigeria. [+]

Kwararafa University Wukari, was licensed as Wukari Jubilee by the National Universities Commission in 2005. It took off in March, 2006 with 61 students as the first and only community owned University in Nigeria, the first University in Taraba State and the second private University in the North East Geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Vision To become a first class institution in pursuit of knowledge and scholarship through teaching, research and community service, geared towards inculcating knowledge and entrepreneurial skills to students that will enable them to be productive and self-reliant. Mission To provide a conducive environment for the development of effective and virile indigenous human and material resources for the development of the nation. To produce graduates who are well-rounded in their disciplines and also imbued with necessary entrepreneurial skill to contribute meaningfully to the development of themselves in particular and society in general. To replace unemployment and career stagnation of graduates with creative ingenuity through well packaged programs and practical training. To provide sound education to Nigerians irrespective of religious affiliation, tribes, sex and political leaning. To create a nurturing and stimulating environment where the pursuit of excellence, development of self-discipline, creative thinking and individuality will thrive and also seen as essential components of cooperative society. Research Focus/Linkages The University is presently developing linkage programs with other Institutions and Universities around the world. The focus of research is in the areas: Peace and Conflict Resolution Food Science and Technology Mathematics Education Heritage Studies and Eco-Tourism The research focus is... [-]

Bachelor of Social Science

Singapore Management University
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Singapore

The Bachelor in Social Science programme consists of a combination of coursework as well as opportunities for hand-on research supervised by faculty members. The programme aspires to be an interactive, collegial environment that models and encourages open communication and life-long learning. [+]

BScs in Political Science. THE WORLD NEEDS A NEW GENERATION OF SOCIAL SCIENCE GRADUATES. VERSATILE IN TACKLING COMPLEXITIES, SOLVING PROBLEMS. In 2013, Professor James Tang, Dean, School of Social Sciences, declared that “The World needs a new generation of Social Science graduates to tackle its complexities.” Our interdisciplinary PPS majors – Psychology, Political Science and Sociology – plus a final year integrative capstone seminar had produced an exciting corps of Social Science graduates – well-rounded, insightful, and versatile in viewing and tackling problems from multiple perspectives – and capable of taking on leadership position in a diverse field of careers. In 2016, we raised the bar with a new signature major that combines the synergistic power of three critical disciplines: Politics, Law and Economics (PLE). The PLE major provides for a deeper understanding of global political perspectives, economic transformations and the legal frameworks that these changes demand. Graduates develop a higher level of strategic thinking, innovative problem solving skills and imaginative leadership quality. PLE – for those who want to become the new leaders, thinkers and doers of tomorrow. Overview In today's increasingly complex world, the study of social sciences has never been more important. The increasing connectedness of countries and markets, brought about by globalization in trade, cross-border capital flows and the advent of new information and communication technologies, has drastically changed the dynamics of interaction among individuals, communities and governments. To fully comprehend these developments and their implications for the future development of our societies, it is imperative... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Political Science

Benson Idahosa University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years March 2018 Nigeria Benin City

Welcome to an opportunity of a unique learning experience with challenging curriculum that can make you lead anywhere in the world. [+]

Welcome to an opportunity of a unique learning experience with challenging curriculum that can make you lead anywhere in the world. Our serene campus and city location has over the years attracted top-notch academics of renowned repute who have solidified our five faculties of Agriculture & Agricultural Technology, Arts & Education, Basic and Applied Sciences, Social and Management Sciences, Engineering and Law. Choosing where to spend your university years can be exciting and also challenging. At Benson Idahosa University you will find the total university experience. But you wouldn’t know we are a large school by visiting our campus. Maybe it’s the small classes or nurturing environment. Maybe it’s the beautiful town setting or the small-town feel of Benin. Whatever it is, you’ll feel right at home. Commencement of Admissions The undergraduate admission process starts from the month of May – September 30th each year. The process starts with the prospective student obtaining our University’s admission form from any of our contact points in Port-Harcourt, Abuja, Lagos, Warri and the Admissions Office of the University campus on Ugbor Road, GRA, Benin City at the cost of (N7000) seven thousand naira only. General Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Programme The minimum entry requirement into any of the underlisted undergraduate programmes is five(5) O’level credit passes including Mathematics and English in relevant subjects as indicated in the current UTME brochure, obtained at not more than two sittings, in any of the following examinations WASSCE, NECO or their equivalent. It is mandatory that prospective... [-]

B.S. in Political Science

Tarleton State University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Stephenville Waco Fort Worth Midlothian + 3 more

The Bachelor of Science in Political Science gives students an excellent foundation for students planning to pursue a career in the legal profession, government service, or business community. Our degree prepares students for success in graduate or professional school. [+]

BScs in Political Science. The Bachelor of Science in Political Science gives students an excellent foundation for students planning to pursue a career in the legal profession, government service, or business community. Our degree prepares students for success in graduate or professional school. Tarleton State University offers four concentrations within the political science program: American Politics Comparative Politics/International Relations Legal Studies Social Studies Composite (Secondary Teaching Certification) Accreditations Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Career Opportunities A B.S. in Political Science can serve as the foundation prior to law school and prepare you for jobs such as: Historian Economist Market research analyst Teacher at the secondary level Consultant Lobbyist Internship Opportunities Some of our students have gone to serve as interns for state political leaders and local government offices. Students who are interested should work with their academic advisor to find the correct intern position. Career Services Career Services offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include: Business etiquette dinner Resume assistance Hire A Texan - Online Job Board Job fair And much more! [-]

Bachelor of Science International Relations (Diplomacy)

Libertas International University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Croatia Dubrovnik

The aim of the school is to provide students from Croatia and abroad with education in various academic disciplines of international relations and diplomacy. Being aware of the importance of an academic exchange, Libertas has established cooperation with some of the world’s most prestigious universities teaching those disciplines. [+]

Why study Contemporary world is characterized by both globalization and integration processes which affect almost all areas of human life. The issues foreign policy makers deal with today influence more and more lives of ordinary people. The governments are no more able to solve some problems individually, such as international terrorism or climate change. This new situation has lead to increased importance of international relations, and at the same time created the need for experts who will not only be able to understand those issues, but also find solutions and answers to contemporary challenges. The aim of the school is to provide students from Croatia and abroad with education in various academic disciplines of international relations and diplomacy. Being aware of the importance of an academic exchange, Libertas has established cooperation with some of the world’s most prestigious universities teaching those disciplines. The program has been designed in accordance with similar academic programs at other international universities. Students will earn 180 ECTS points and will be able to continue their studies at university degree programs at Libertas or other institutions of higher education in Croatia, Europe or the rest of the world. Our alumni study diplomacy at the graduate level in China, Russia, America, Austria, and Croatia. Students can adapt their study program to their personal interests in the field of international relations. This provides them with the opportunity to work more intensely on some specific areas of the field of diplomacy and international relations. Upon completion of the study... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Political Science

St. Thomas University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Canada Fredericton

Our Political Science program covers the four traditional subfields of the discipline: Canadian Politics and Government, Comparative Politics, International Relations and World Politics, and Political Philosophy. Students are offered a sound foundation in the institutional and philosophical dimensions of political life and are attuned to the trends and shocks that alter the forces and issues affecting us at home and abroad. [+]

BScs in Political Science. Our Political Science program covers the four traditional subfields of the discipline: Canadian Politics and Government, Comparative Politics, International Relations and World Politics, and Political Philosophy. Students are offered a sound foundation in the institutional and philosophical dimensions of political life and are attuned to the trends and shocks that alter the forces and issues affecting us at home and abroad. The program also offers a for-credit Model United Nations course, which sends student each year to at least one major Model UN simulation. Teams have competed at Harvard, the UN in New York, and Ottawa. Each spring, St. Thomas hosts the John Peters Humphrey Model UN for high school students, giving students in our Political Science Department a chance to become centrally involved in organizing and running the event. CRITICAL & TRANSFERABLE SKILLS Political Science students hone their reading, writing, and analytic skills. They examine arguments, identify trends, test theories, and explain developments. They learn about the links between individual concerns and public policy problems. By studying case studies in national and international governance, international relations, and comparative politics, they develop their skills of public policy analysis and prepare themselves for analytical, project management, and communication work in various agencies of the government, as well as non-governmental and international organizations. COMMON CAREERS AND GRADUATE PATHWAYS Many Political Science graduates pursue careers in law, journalism, public service, domestic and international organizations, research, communications and public relations, education, domestic and international nongovernmental organizations, business, academia, and many... [-]

BSc in Political Science

Paul University
Campus Full time 4 years March 2018 Nigeria Awka

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Department of Political Science and Administration

Fountain University
Campus Full time Part time March 2018 Nigeria Ibadan

The philosophy and mission of Political Science and Public Administration as a discipline is to produce graduates with a critical mind, requisite ability and skill to comprehend, analyze, predict and influence the factors that shape and mould power relationships in an ever-changing socio-political environment in a globalizing world; as well as having competence to manage complex relations in the ever changing bureaucracy and growing business environment. [+]

BScs in Political Science. Brief History PHILOSOPHY The philosophy and mission of Political Science and Public Administration as a discipline is to produce graduates with a critical mind, requisite ability and skill to comprehend, analyze, predict and influence the factors that shape and mould power relationships in an ever-changing socio-political environment in a globalizing world; as well as having competence to manage complex relations in the ever changing bureaucracy and growing business environment. OBJECTIVES The main objectives of a degree in Political Science and Public Administration are: to provide training in the principles of Political Science and Public Administration and their application. Stimulate the students intellectually through the programme, in such a way that they understand and appreciate social problems. To provide a solid foundation of knowledge about the workings of society and its institutions and develop the skills for the constructive use of such knowledge. To develop in students, the ability to apply the knowledge to the resolution of societal problems and conflicts. To develop in students, such skills and competency that would allow them to be self reliant and entrepreneurial. Provide the students with necessary skills for studying and analyzing society. Provide the students with the skill-base from which they can proceed to higher studies in Political Science and Public Administration. To imbue in the students a deep appreciation of the political dynamics of society and the impact of this on wider socio-economic development and societal well- being. Admission and Graduation Requirements Admission There are two levels of... [-]