Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration

The Department offers courses that introduce students to both the intellectual content and research methods of political inquiry. The Political Science and Public Administration degree is composed of a diverse curriculum in the disciplinary subfields of International Relations, Comparative Politics and Afghanistan Government and Politics as well as an overview of Public Administration which is designed to prepare students to understand and assess politics. Elective courses in allied disciplines including Anthropology, Sociology, History, English, Economics and Legal Studies will enable students to analyze political concepts and issues from the prism of related fields.


Department Mission Statement

The Department of Political Science and Law is dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts tradition. Consistent with the overall mission of the American University of Afghanistan, the Department strives to impart to students intellectual curiosity and the tools to assess and analyze complex problems.



Degree Descriptions

The Department of Political Science and Law provides students with the following degree options:


• Bachelor of Arts (BA) with a major in Political Science and Public Administration

• Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (starting Spring 2013 semester)


Bachelor of Arts Program Description


The Political Science and Public Administration degree is composed of a diverse curriculum in the disciplinary subfields of International Relations, Comparative Politics and Afghanistan Government and Politics as well as an overview of Public Administration which is designed to prepare students to understand and assess politics. Elective courses in allied disciplines including Anthropology, Sociology, History, English, Economics and Legal Studies will enable students to analyze political concepts and issues from the prism of related fields.


Bachelor of Laws Program Description


Through an innovative, conceptually rigorous, and pragmatically dynamic curriculum, the goal of the program at AUAF is to produce graduates who have the capacity to think, write, speak, and act as professional lawyers. The program is designed to encompass five years of full-time coursework leading to a double bachelor’s degree- the LLB and one other bachelor’s degree selected from the current offerings of the university. It is anticipated that most students will complete the bachelor of arts programs either in political science and public administration or in mass communications.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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