11 Bachelor Programs in Politics

A bachelor’s degree serves as proof that its holder has successfully completed his or her undergraduate program and is, therefore, ready for higher education or has obtained the skills necessary to perform adequately in his or her chosen field. This degree can be obtained from a college or university and on average takes between three and seven years to complete. What is a Bachelor in P… Read more

A bachelor’s degree serves as proof that its holder has successfully completed his or her undergraduate program and is, therefore, ready for higher education or has obtained the skills necessary to perform adequately in his or her chosen field. This degree can be obtained from a college or university and on average takes between three and seven years to complete.

What is a Bachelor in Politics? This is a broad field of study that teaches students the skills they need to perform successfully as politicians or to support various political campaigns and causes. Students may be expected to take courses focused on economic and social forces, political institutions, human behavior, foreign policy, international relations and political theory. These topics are designed to provide students with the knowledge needed to handle the everyday challenges they may encounter while pursuing a career in this field.

One skill students can expect to obtain while pursuing this degree is enhanced verbal and written communication, which is an all-around useful addition to any existing skill set. Other key skills students can learn include analysis of community politics and mediation.

Students should always take the time to do a bit of research regarding the cost of their education so they may plan their finances accordingly. Costs vary wildly between different countries and institutions, as well as between in-person and online courses.

Politics are ever-present, from small, local organizations to huge, international ones, meaning there are likely plenty of jobs available for those who happen to hold this bachelor’s degree. Some positions that may interest aspiring politicians include legislative aide, policy analyst, communications coordinator, pollster, lobbyist, campaign manager, political consultant, chief of staff and media consultant. Many of these positions exist on both large and small-scale political teams, which allows those with this degree to better find positions they’re truly comfortable in.

Whether you’re interested in taking local, international or even online courses, there are plenty of options available. 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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Georgetown University Qatar
Doha, Qatar

Founded in 1919, Georgetown's School of Foreign Service (SFS) sought to educate students about global issues and prepare them for a life of service - in business, government, ... +

Founded in 1919, Georgetown's School of Foreign Service (SFS) sought to educate students about global issues and prepare them for a life of service - in business, government, or for a humanitarian agency. Today the School of Foreign Service offers students in both Washington, D.C. and Doha, Qatar an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program built on a liberal arts education. -
BSc
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, USA

To develop breadth and depth of knowledge, you’ll take a special core curriculum designed especially for OWU politics and government majors. Working closely with your faculty ... +

To develop breadth and depth of knowledge, you’ll take a special core curriculum designed especially for OWU politics and government majors. Working closely with your faculty advisor, you’ll select courses in each core area to meet your unique interests and career goals. -
Bachelor
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
City University of Hong Kong
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

PPP will give you the essential analytical, communication, and leadership skills to prepare you for a successful career in a wide range of public and private sector jobs. Subs ... +

PPP will give you the essential analytical, communication, and leadership skills to prepare you for a successful career in a wide range of public and private sector jobs. Substantial training and practice opportunities will be provided in various learning modes to build up your professional skills, competence and confidence. -
Bachelor
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
ISM University of Management and Economics
Vilnius, Lithuania

Economics and Politics is a regionally unprecedented undergraduate program designed to teach the disciplines as a thematic and methodological whole. The interdisciplinary natu ... +

Economics and Politics is a regionally unprecedented undergraduate program designed to teach the disciplines as a thematic and methodological whole. The interdisciplinary nature of the program and its reliance on a single Game Theoretic toolbox reflects today’s reality, where decisions of economic and political agents have become inextricably intertwined. -
Bachelor
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom

This innovative new programme will give you a rigorous understanding of international relations and politics, and of conflict and security issues - globally and regionally acr ... +

This innovative new programme will give you a rigorous understanding of international relations and politics, and of conflict and security issues - globally and regionally across the world. While placing international developments within a historical context, it focusses particularly on recent and contemporary processes, trends and problems: examining efforts to respond to international and regional challenges in the spheres of policy and practice. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law
Leeds, United Kingdom

We live in a time of great social upheaval and dramatic political change. This degree will allow you to explore political ideas, structures and approaches that will help you t ... +

We live in a time of great social upheaval and dramatic political change. This degree will allow you to explore political ideas, structures and approaches that will help you to understand these complex circumstances. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The SOAS Politics, Economy & Law BA (Hons) degree takes a transdisciplinary approach to the study of politics, law and economy. The programme of study is situated within g ... +

The SOAS Politics, Economy & Law BA (Hons) degree takes a transdisciplinary approach to the study of politics, law and economy. The programme of study is situated within global and non-western contexts, including Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas, drawing on SOAS’ unique and internationally renowned approach to these fields. It will examine how each is constituted, gives life to specific social formations, and shapes the most pressing issues of our time. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
Messiah College
Mechanicsburg, USA

Calling all independent thinkers who have an interest in public life and a concern for social justice.

Calling all independent thinkers who have an interest in public life and a concern for social justice. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Exeter Business School
Exeter, United Kingdom

Our graduates have said that with the BSc Economics and Politics you get two degrees – and two sets of career options – for the price of one. And it’s true that much of the ti ... +

Our graduates have said that with the BSc Economics and Politics you get two degrees – and two sets of career options – for the price of one. And it’s true that much of the time we keep economics and politics as separate subjects with separate methods, but it’s important to bring them together as well. Our BSc Economics and Politics has an interdisciplinary spine running down each length, with a special interdisciplinary module in each year looking at the relations between economics and government policy, whether it be the ideological content of economics or the economic motives governing politicians. -
BSc
Full-time
3 years
English
21 Sep 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The Politics degree at SOAS is structured around four core subdisciplines, namely political theory, political sociology, political economy, and international relations. Studen ... +

The Politics degree at SOAS is structured around four core subdisciplines, namely political theory, political sociology, political economy, and international relations. Students receive thorough training in the theories and methods of these sub-disciplines, which are then applied to the analysis of real-world political situations. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The joint BA programme in Politics & International Relations offers students the ability to combine our two disciplinary streams throughout their training, giving them a b ... +

The joint BA programme in Politics & International Relations offers students the ability to combine our two disciplinary streams throughout their training, giving them a broad base of knowledge from which to analyse politics within and amongst countries. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus