Bachelor Programs in Political Science

Compare 76 Bachelor Programs in Political Science

Political Science

Political science involves the study of politics and the state. Bachelor Political Science professionals are in increased demand as social media is playing a role in the increased awareness of government and due process. Political science professionals with an understanding of human behavior can have great career advancement and growth potential.

Curriculum for Bachelor Political Science programs generally includes such topics as political philosophy, political economics, political theory, comparative governments, research methods, and political processes. There are many Bachelor Political Science programs throughout the world and different regions provide unique perspectives to each program. Bachelor Political Science graduates can have many opportunities for careers in government, politics, political administration, international organizations, non-profits, journalism, public service, communication, and law.

As politics routinely affects our lives and as more of the masses partake in activism, political science professionals are needed. A Bachelor Political Science degree can provide the knowledge and skills needed to meet this growing demand. Read below for more information and to learn more about the study opportunities!

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Bachelor of Social Sciences

Lane Community College
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 USA Eugene + 1 more

The Social Science Division offers courses about people, their social and cultural heritage, and their behavior. These subjects are important to being successful in any profession or vocation, and they contribute to the quality of our lives. [+]

Bachelors in Political Science. The Social Science Division offers courses about people, their social and cultural heritage, and their behavior. These subjects are important to being successful in any profession or vocation, and they contribute to the quality of our lives. Most Social Science classes may be applied toward baccalaureate majors in American studies, anthropology, community service, education, ethnic studies, general social science, geography, history, law, law enforcement, corrections, philosophy, political science, psychology, public administration, religious studies, and sociology. The divsion offers these professional/technical programs: Criminal Justice, Community Service, and Juvenile Corrections. Academic Programs Anthropology Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education Ethnic Studies Geography History Human Services Humanities Philosophy/Religion Political Science Psychology Sociology Women's Studies [-]

Bachelor of International Security Studies

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 3 years January 2018 Australia Canberra

From violence in the Middle East to global warming and its impact on human populations, there are a range of global security threats facing Australia and the Asia Pacific region. In the rapidly changing and uncertain world, employers are increasingly seeking graduates with the capability to analyse and respond to complex security challenges. [+]

From violence in the Middle East to global warming and its impact on human populations, there are a range of global security threats facing Australia and the Asia Pacific region. In the rapidly changing and uncertain world, employers are increasingly seeking graduates with the capability to analyse and respond to complex security challenges. The Bachelor of International Security Studies at ANU allows students to delve deeply into contemporary security issues facing nations, international organisations and businesses around the world - including the threats posed by military power, civil war, terrorism, cybercrime, environmental degradation and food security. Students will develop practical skills that will equip them to critically analyse international security threats and policy responses and graduate with the ability to play a part in minimising their impact. Students will finish university with a degree that will open the door to their dream career in international relations - whether that's working for an international organisation such as the United Nations or Interpol; providing advice to government in defence, foreign affairs and trade or intelligence; or analysing security threats for a multinational corporation. Are you dreaming of a career with a global focus? Enquire now to find out how the Bachelor of International Security Studies is your first step to turning this dream into a reality. This degree will prepare you for a successful career in government (including foreign affairs and trade, defence, the Australian Federal Police or secret intelligence agencies), international organisations (like the United Nations or Amnesty International), or international... [-]

Bachelor in International Liberal Arts: Political Science

International College of Liberal Arts - Yamanashi Gakuin University
Campus Full time April 2017 Japan Kōfu

This course provides the basic analytic frameworks and theories for understanding contemporary Political Science. Drawing on the great historical political philosophers, modern political theorists and empirical political scientists, the basic aspects of politics (who gets what, why, when, and how?) are explored. [+]

Bachelors in Political Science. Bachelor in International Liberal Arts: Political Science Introduction to Political Science This course provides the basic analytic frameworks and theories for understanding contemporary Political Science. Drawing on the great historical political philosophers, modern political theorists and empirical political scientists, the basic aspects of politics (who gets what, why, when, and how?) are explored. Special attention will be given to the major Political Science models that guide contemporary research in government, international relations and public policy. Objectives At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able (i) to identify and use in an evaluative framework the significant theories and models of Political Science, (ii) to articulate the major contributions of major figures in Political Science from Plato to Rawles, (iii) to articulate in spoken or written form an argument over major policy issues using appropriate intellectual frameworks found with Political Science literature. Additionally, the students (iv) will understand the importance of effective politics and good governance for the citizens of increasingly complex societies. Social Policy This course is divided in two parts. In the first segment we will look at the policy and administration practice in social services (including health, education, and community care) as well as at the traditional models of welfare (corporatist, social democratic, and liberal regimes). In the second part, we will focus specifically on the forms of service delivery (targeting, rationing, discretion, and empowering users). Here we will argue that the provision of services takes place through a variety of forms,... [-]

Bachelor of Political Science and Public Administration

University of Southern Indiana
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Evansville

The University of Southern Indiana takes a hands-on approach to political science. Our bachelor's degree in political science gets you out of the classroom and into the workplace, where you can get involved in the political process and see political science concepts in action. [+]

Get strong workforce experience with a political science degree. The University of Southern Indiana takes a hands-on approach to political science. Our bachelor's degree in political science gets you out of the classroom and into the workplace, where you can get involved in the political process and see political science concepts in action. As a political science major, you'll have opportunities to gain direct experience in the Indiana legislature or legal system, strengthening your candidacy for jobs and graduate school placements, including law school. In addition, USI's political science degree puts special emphasis on skills that are highly valued by today's employers, including: Writing Research Critical thinking Statistical analysis Creative problem-solving Your political science courses will be led by experienced faculty (never graduate students), with small class sizes that promote interaction. The political science degree offers excellent preparation for careers in government, law, teaching, business and journalism. To find out how USI's political science degree program can prepare you for career and graduate school opportunities, contact USI Admission at 800-467-1965. Our political science degree builds marketable skills that employers seek. USI's political science program stands out for its strong internship opportunities. You can choose from two types of political science internships: Legislative: You'll spend one semester working with state lawmakers in the Indiana State Legislature. Your experience may include work on a political campaign. Political Science: You'll spend at least 150 hours working in the field. Our internships allow students to work in a law office or a court of... [-]

Bachelor in Political Science: International Politics and Development Studies

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

With the global demand for development specialists, the International Politics and Development Studies program, being one of the rare BA level programs of its kind in Europe (and practically sole in Eastern Europe) is [+]

Bachelors in Political Science. With the global demand for development specialists, the International Politics and Development Studies program, being one of the rare BA level programs of its kind in Europe (and practically sole in Eastern Europe) is unique in that it, in addition to providing classical Political Science education, lays fundamentals of development theories and practice, all this with a focus on one of the developing regions. Currently, the Program covers the Middle East and former Soviet Union but is foreseen to expand to include Latin America. In connection with this, students are given the opportunity to study one of the area languages (such as Arabic, Turkish and Russian) for four semesters. During their studies, students are required to do internship at relevant institutions, something that enhances their practical skills and ability to put theory into practice. As the program is physically set in Lithuania, through its teaching staff as well as students it ingeniously combines the Western European expertise and Eastern European experiences. Access Requirements Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent degree and proven capability to fluently speak, read and write in English. Career Opportunities Graduates of the International Politics and Development Studies program will be able to work as either analysts, political advisors, or project managers in: - EU, UN and other international organizations and institutions; - national public sector institutions; - national and international non-governmental organizations; - media and other public information agencies, - research centers, think tanks, public opinion and political research... [-]

Bachelor in Political Science and Public Administration

Bilkent University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey Ankara

In the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, a large faculty includes members who specialize not only in political science and public administration but also in the fields of sociology [+]

In the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, a large faculty includes members who specialize not only in political science and public administration but also in the fields of sociology, psychology, anthropology, law, and political economy. This diversity gives students a truly interdisciplinary education. In addition, they benefit not only from the presence of full-time and visiting international faculty, but also from that of outside researchers who are invited each year to the Department to make presentations in their areas of expertise. Moreover, Bilkent's location in the capital of Turkey gives students a unique vantage point from which opportunity for students to study the Turkish political system.... [-]

Bachelor in International Studies

University of Central Missouri
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Warrensburg

The International Studies program helps to create and reinforce a cross-cultural lens through which you are able to view and analyze the increasingly global community where we live and work. The major offers a curriculum recognized by employers seeking candidates with the ability to evaluate and understand the impact of globalization on individuals and societies. [+]

Bachelors in Political Science. The International Studies program helps to create and reinforce a cross-cultural lens through which you are able to view and analyze the increasingly global community where we live and work. The major offers a curriculum recognized by employers seeking candidates with the ability to evaluate and understand the impact of globalization on individuals and societies. Why choose International Studies at UCM? This program offers study abroad and internship opportunities in more than 50 countries. This program brings in various informative speakers with whom you'll be able to interact. There are numerous scholarship opportunities available for students in this program. What will I study? International Studies courses provide you with the necessary tools to assess and follow global political, economic and social trends that arise in historical events and cultural dynamics. Courses include: Comparative Cultures Comparative World Religions Globalization and the Future International Relations What can I do with a degree in International Studies? Civil Servant Diplomat Translator Global Consultant International Aid Officer How can I get involved outside the classroom? At UCM, we value engaging learning experiences that include student involvement and service-learning projects. In International Studies, there are several involvement opportunities: International Studies Association Model United Nations [-]

Bachelor in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation

Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Venice

The programme includes linguistic-cultural courses, including: liaison interpreting in the two main languages (English and Spanish); elements of international law and business administration. [+]

This degree programme is characterised by a technical approach to the study of languages and to oral and written mediation. The programme includes linguistic-cultural courses, including liaison interpreting in the two main languages (English and Spanish) and elements of international law and business administration. The programme is based on innovative teaching methods, including the use of language and IT laboratories, and requires students to spend a semester in Spain. Scholarships for graduates will be available in Spain (Tandem Escuela Internacional de Madrid). Link to the Degree Programme page Link to the apply procedure page Access to the programme Admission is limited to 77 places. Admission test Admission is subjected to a linguistic-cultural and aptitude test, aimed at assessing the level of English knowledge (at least level B1), as well as of Italian language and general education relating to the history and geography of Spanish-speaking countries. Admission requirements In addition to a successful outcome of the admission test, a previous suitable background is required. If the results of the test are negative, the student can enroll, but they will receives a supplementary educational debt (OFA), which means that the student must fill any gaps in their background through specific activities organized by the University. More information on OFA for this programme is available on this webpage. Learning outcomes This First Cycle Degree Programme is characterised by a technical approach to the study of languages and to oral and written mediation. The programme includes linguistic-cultural courses, including liaison interpreting in the two... [-]

BA in International Studies and Political Science

Link Campus University
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Rome

The Degree in Political Science and International Relations and the Master Degree in Strategic Studies and Diplomatic Sciences cater for those who want to operate in the field of politics, administrative and economic filed on domestic and international level. [+]

Bachelors in Political Science. CONTEXT The globalized world has opened up new horizons and new challenges for the management of public institutions and International relations. To meet these challenges, you must have new and more complex skills, which allow you to understand and to intervene with integrative approach to the complex reality of the processes. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COURSE The Degree in Political Science and International Relations and the Master Degree in Strategic Studies and Diplomatic Sciences cater for those who want to operate in the field of politics, administrative and economic filed on domestic and international level. Both degrees allow students to acquire the tools to review the socio-political contemporary, through training in which the traditional interdisciplinary political science integrates with an international and comparative approach to political, economic, legal and institutional studies , as well as analysis of the interaction between the political systems and techniques and means of communication. [-]

Bachelor in Philosophy

Aquinas College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Grand Rapids

Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. It is distinguished from other manners of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument. [+]

Why Study Philosophy? Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. It is distinguished from other manners of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument. How We're Different Students engage perennial philosophical questions within small upper-level classes. Our students win summer research grants to explore pressing ethical issues. Students shape their philosophical education through individualized courses and directed studies. The Aquinas Philosophy Club extends philosophical conversations outside the classroom. Our students hone their arguments through public events, such as the newly inaugurated Disputatio, a debate series in the Dominican tradition, which offers an opportunity for students, exceptional scholars, and community members to discuss challenging moral issues in a serious yet collegial manner. Courses are offered in applied ethics, the history of philosophical thought, and the core philosophical areas, including: metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and logic. Students can pair their studies with other content areas including humanities and the sciences. Work with faculty who win teaching awards, are awarded national fellowships, and possess active research agendas. Our students move towards further study, such as philosophy graduate programs, medical school and law school. Our faculty seek, as Aquinas himself did, to enliven and encourage thought within students. Major Requirements: A minimum of thirty (30) credit hours. Required courses: A maximum of two independent study courses PH101 may count toward the major, but is not required PH111 Logic Two courses in the history of philosophy (designated... [-]

Bachelor in Political Science

University Of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Green Bay

Political Science involves the study of government, politics, and public policy both within the United States and in other settings around the world. We are a small program, but we offer courses in American government and politics, public policy and administration, political theory, comparative politics, and international relations. [+]

Bachelors in Political Science. Political Science involves the study of government, politics, and public policy both within the United States and in other settings around the world. We are a small program, but we offer courses in American government and politics, public policy and administration, political theory, comparative politics, and international relations. The faculty in the program are active in scholarly research and publication, and are also dedicated to teaching. In addition to the workings of government and the exercise of power, in all courses we try to develop important skills in critical thinking and analysis, and in communication of ideas. We believe these skills are essential for careers in law, government, business, journalism, and politics. The program overview link provides more information about the study of Political Science, related programs of study at UW-Green Bay, and careers for which a major or minor in Political Science is an especially suitable preparation. The links to requirements for the major or minor provide information from the University catalog. The link to resources takes you to a list of sites on the study of Political Science and opportunities for students. Learning Outcomes - Knowledge of and ability to analyze U.S. government institutions, political processes, and behavior as well as politics in select Western and non-Western countries - An ability to evaluate political institutions and processes from the perspective of democratic principles, including majority politics, the protection of minority rights, and the value of due process. - An ability to think critically and... [-]

Bachelor in International Relations

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

Led entirely in English, the parallel degree International Relations Bachelor programme prepares students for careers in the international public and private spheres. Successful graduates receive two degrees: a Russian Bachelor in International Relations from HSE and a British Bachelor of Science (BSc) in International Relations from University of London (UoL). All courses are taught in Moscow and students can apply to participate in short-term study programmes (for example, summer schools) in the UK. [+]

Bachelor’s programme 'HSE and University of London Parallel Degree Programme in International Relations' Programme Overview Led entirely in English, the parallel degree International Relations Bachelor programme prepares students for careers in the international public and private spheres. Successful graduates receive two degrees: a Russian Bachelor in International Relations from HSE and a British Bachelor of Science (BSc) in International Relations from University of London (UoL). All courses are taught in Moscow and students can apply to participate in short-term study programmes (for example, summer schools) in the UK. Staff from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (which serves as the Lead College for the University of London International Relations BSc) develop the programme’s syllabi, prepare study materials, and assess students. The programme combines the academic strengths of HSE and UoL, offering a wide selection of rigorous courses in fields ranging from history and political science to economics and mathematics, and including a choice among five different foreign languages. Students build their own intellectual and communications skills, develop strong, persuasive writing skills, and hone their ability to formulate, analyze and discuss ideas. Graduates of the programme are well prepared to begin their careers in business, civil service or academia, or to continue their education by pursuing a master’s degree in Russia or internationally. The application process is highly competitive and based on merit. Candidates may apply in English or in Russian: English-speaking applicants must apply through entrance exams organized by HSE Russian-speaking applicants must apply through the Unified... [-]

Bachelor in European Study

Baltic International Academy
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Latvia Riga

Programme: European Study Type: Complete study programme [+]

Bachelors in Political Science. Programme: European Study Type: Complete study programme Degree to be obtained: Bachelor Length: Full-time – 3 years (6 terms) Language: English Fee per year:* 1410 EUR (for EU students) / 1800 EUR (for non-EU students) * Other information: The payment for the dormitory is starting at 75 Ls (107 EUR). For additional information, or to apply to the programme please contact the Head of Study Programme or see the webpage. Curriculum Idea of Europe Politics in Latvia Political History of Latvia Political History of Europe Political Theory Theory of International Relations Comparative Politics Research Methods and Methodology in Political Sciences Theory of European Integration International Political Economy International Legislation History of European Integration Course paper I Course paper II EU Institutes Economics of European Integration EU Law EU Environmental Policy Latvia’s Integration in EU Conflict and Consensus in European Politics European Common Foreign and Security Policy European Politics EU Regional Policy EU Social Policy European Economic and Monetary Policy EU and Politics of the Baltic states EU and Politics of Central and Eastern Europe EU and Politics of Russia, Ukraine and Byelorussia EU and Politics of Eurasia EU and Politics of Scandinavia Diplomatic protocol Democracy and Legitimization in the EU Development of Democracy in the Central and Eastern Europe EU and Globalization International Relations and EU EU and Politics of Near East USA in International System South America in International System Africa in International System Latvian Foreign Policy: Institutions and Decision Making International Organizations Global Communication,... [-]

Political Science / International Relations

Universidad CEU - Cardenal Herrera
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Spain Valencia + 1 more

generale competition: Having sound and strong views about history, society and culture today. Achieving this competition involves purchasing criteria that allow understand and appreciate the society and current culture, based on rigorous consideration of the present reality and its historical roots, with attention to the constitutional principles and the Social Doctrine of the Church, the purpose of enabling the graduate to participate responsibly in social life in order to peace and the common good. [+]

Political Science / International Relations OFFICIAL TITLE: Degree in Political Science DURATION / ECTS: 4 years / 240 ECTS SEATS / CAMPUS: 30 / Moncada - Alfara PLACE AT: Spanish LEARNING OUTCOMES general skills Having sound and strong views about history, society and culture today. Achieving this competition involves purchasing criteria that allow understand and appreciate the society and current culture, based on rigorous consideration of the present reality and its historical roots, with attention to the constitutional principles and the Social Doctrine of the Church, the purpose of enabling the graduate to participate responsibly in social life in order to peace and the common good. Being able to express themselves correctly or proper development of communication and oral and written expression. Achieving this competence involves learning about the resources of oratory and writing. verbal and nonverbal communication. Being able to operate with ease and efficiency in at least one foreign language. Achieving this competency involves being able to develop the skills needed to work proficiently and effectively, both in writing and orally, in English and tendentiously, in another foreign language. Ability to work in a national and international context. Being able to understand and synthesize complex propositions, critically, in the context in which they are presented. Achieving this competency involves being able to define, distinguish and relate both the basics and the premises on which the exposure of any argument is built, as well as to state and substantiate the content of synthetic and critically, in the scientific context... [-]

Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Rotterdam + 1 more

This unique 3-year Philosophy, Politics and Economics Bachelor’s degree programme will prepare you for future leadership positions in business, politics, academia, and beyond. Complex social problems require generalists, that is, researchers, policy makers and professionals who are able to examine an issue from several angles, who can combine different perspectives in a constructive way, and who are aware of... [+]

Bachelors in Political Science. This unique 3-year Philosophy, Politics and Economics Bachelor’s degree programme will prepare you for future leadership positions in business, politics, academia, and beyond. Complex social problems require generalists, that is, researchers, policy makers and professionals who are able to examine an issue from several angles, who can combine different perspectives in a constructive way, and who are aware of the broader social and historical context of problems. PPE provides you with the necessary tools and knowledge to be a leader in the 21st century. PPE at VU Amsterdam is the first program of its kind in continental Europe, combining a focused curriculum with exchange opportunities with international partner institutions and exciting and unique extracurricular initiatives involving representatives from the world of business, policy or politics. It is a multidisciplinary study program that combines the strengths of its three fields and places a special emphasis on incorporating the different perspectives of its constituent disciplines. The program provides rigorous theoretical training and broad, hands-on experience that will enable you to take an active role in shaping the world’s future. Future Leaders Looking Further The PPE program originated at Oxford University in the 1900s. Since then, many PPE programs have been developed at leading universities in the US, the UK and beyond. VU Amsterdam is the first university in mainland Europe to offer a comprehensive PPE program of this size at Bachelor’s level. You will benefit from our personal atmosphere and interaction with our dedicated and innovative teachers, many... [-]