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.

ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
Class number may be less for transfer students.
Required number of credits to complete this degree.

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.

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  • Top 5 for best qualified graduates, according to Wall Street Journal.
  • Top 20 for humanities research, according to the National Science Foundation
  • 20,000 enrolled students, 89 undergraduate majors, 134 graduate degrees and 22 interdisciplinary schools and departments
  • $115 million in research expenditures
  • #1 most innovative university in the U.S.

Calendar

Next Start Date:

07/03/2019
Most Innovative

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 including:

  • 306 Endowments
  • 12 Named Chairs
  • 14 Named Professorships
  • 1 Pulitzer Prize Winner
  • 1 MacArthur Fellow
  • 3 Nobel Laureates

Program Summary

Total Hours:

120

Upper Division Hours:

45

Major GPA:

2.0

Cumulative GPA:

2.0

Total Hours at ASU:

30

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:

Example Careers

Graduates of the political science program may find career opportunities in:

  • Federal Reserve
  • Foreign Service
  • Local and National Newspapers
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Local, State and National Government
  • Multinational Corporations

Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
Freshman | Transfer | International | Readmission
Some programs may have additional requirements for admission.

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