Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & International Relations

General

Program Description

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.

Why Study Political Science and International Affairs?

  • Know your rights.
  • Become informed and take action in current affairs.
  • Politics is a living, breathing subject.
  • Personal Development and learn a wide range of skills.
  • Government Job availability and Career Opportunities in the private sector.

Fun Fact: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 2018, the median annual wage for political scientists was $117,110.

Program Learning Goals

  • Read, understand and write on issues of political science and international relations.
  • Identify actors, structures, processes and complex interactions of politics, international business, and diplomacy.
  • Analyze regional, national, international, transnational issues.
  • Attain competency in contemporary social science research including qualitative and quantitative tools.
  • Adopt a multi-disciplinary perspective.
  • Discuss and implement major theories of political science and international relations
  • Formulate policy options in case-specific analyses.
  • Have critical thinking on concepts, arguments, and key issues.
  • Write sound papers and conduct relevant presentations from readings and research findings.
  • Become ready to engage in professional life, academic studies and voluntary community service.

Future Careers

Foreign Service Officer, Intergovernmental Affairs Officer, Project Manager, Consultant, Gender and Equality Expert, Program Assistant, Liaison Officer, and Global Coordinator.

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Graduation Requirements

The BA degree in Economics is earned by completing the program course requirements of 120 credit hours. Of these credit hours, 60 credits are core courses, 39 general education credits, and 21 core elective credits. Students must meet their core requirements as well as their general education requirements. In addition, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Students enrolled in the undergraduate program must maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 to qualify for the BA degree, to remain in good standing, and to graduate.
  2. The Maximum Time Frame (MTF) for completion of the BA program is 180 credits.
  3. An undergraduate student may transfer up to 60 credit hours earned at accredited institutions.
  4. No degree credit is received by an undergraduate for any failing grade (a grade less than D, or 1.00 out of 4.00-grade points).

Sample Course Outline

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Last updated Sep 2019

About the School

Bay Atlantic University was established in 2013 as a private but non-profit institution of higher education which aims at providing a unique and invaluable opportunity to train world citizens who poss ... Read More

Bay Atlantic University was established in 2013 as a private but non-profit institution of higher education which aims at providing a unique and invaluable opportunity to train world citizens who possess the necessary tools for living up to our global vision. Read less