Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

General

Program Description

The Department of Political Science offers a B.A. program in political science. Students can choose to concentrate their studies in International Politics and Political Systems or in Public Policy and Administration. The structure of the program provides students with the theory and practice that enable them to explore the subdivisions of the discipline: Political Thought, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Public Policy. The program offers students a quality education that provides them with the required knowledge and skills to lead them to exciting careers in federal and local government, research centers, international organizations, and media, or to pursue graduate studies in political science.

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Program Objectives

  • Provide students with solid knowledge in the field of political science.
  • Equip students with competencies necessary for successful careers in politics.
  • Prepare students to pursue graduate studies in political science.
  • Foster responsible citizenship.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Define political science concepts.
  • Explicate major theories of various subfields of political science.
  • Identify essential political processes, institutions, actors, behaviors, and ideas that shape national and international contexts.
  • Apply ethical reasoning in relation to political science issues.
  • Employ qualitative and quantitative research methods in political science analysis.
  • Analyze public policy issues both independently and in a team
  • Communicate descriptive and analytical knowledge effectively in written and oral format to various audiences
  • Discuss the political and administrative systems of the UAE, as well as its developmental achievements
  • Demonstrate preparedness for continued reflective practice and lifelong learning.
Last updated May 2020

About the School

The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling approximately 13,900 students, with more than 900 faculty and 65,000 alumni holding key positions ... Read More

The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling approximately 13,900 students, with more than 900 faculty and 65,000 alumni holding key positions in government, industry, commerce, and all business areas throughout the region. Read less