Online Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

ASU's online BA in Political Science provides you with the skills and knowledge to lead within a democratic system of government and in the rapid globalization of political institutions. You will be trained to link theory with real world problems and ideas, and while learning from renowned faculty, you will benefit from a classic yet contemporary liberal arts education.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 39

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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As a Political Science student in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you will be offered a wide-ranging and rigorous curriculum that reflects contemporary geopolitics, economics and events. Our courses will prepare you for increasingly sophisticated, interconnected and competitive marketplaces, as well as the ability to think analytically and communicate clearly and persuasively.

Throughout your degree program, you will be able to choose from courses such as Contemporary Global Controversies, Politics and Film, Political Theory and American Foreign Policy. As a BA in Political Science student, you will also be required foreign language study, which consists of 101, 102, 201 and 202, or the equivalent competency level established through testing.

Featured courses


POS 210: Political Ideologies (SB)


POS 301: Empirical Political Inquiry (SB)


POS 160: Global Politics (SB & G)


POS 150: Comparative Government (SB & G)


POS 110: American Government and Politics (SB)


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Arts in Political Science have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Business Analyst


Growth: 14.3 %
Salary: $82,450

Community Specialist


Growth: 13.2 %
Salary: $41,570

Intelligence Officer


Growth: 4.5 %
Salary: $79,970

Marketing Manager


Growth: 10.1 %
Salary: $132,230

Mediator


Growth: 10.4 %
Salary: $60,670

News Reporter


Growth: -10.0 %
Salary: $39,370

Office Manager


Growth: 10.1 %
Salary: $94,020

Paralegal


Growth: 14.6 %
Salary: $50,410

Political Analyst


Growth: 2.8 %
Salary: $115,110

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

The largest and more diverse college at ASU

ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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