Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Kirstie E.
Kirstie E. Class of 2018, Military Veteran

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4 WEEK CLASSES
The BA in Political Science program includes four-week classes.
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Program Overview

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Prepare for careers in federal, state, and local governments; law, business, and international organizations; nonprofit associations and organizations; campaign management, electoral politics, and polling; journalism; and research and teaching with the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. This program applies a systematic and rigorous study to politics and government in order to help you understand how societies use public authority to address collective problems. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science program will equip you with specialized research and analytical skills along with problem-solving techniques to position you as a valuable member of a leadership team that effectively addresses public issues. In the program you’ll study social, economic, and political life, both nationally and globally.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Explain major theories, concepts, and methods of political science.
  • Apply key political science perspectives and theories to real world situations.
  • Apply the methods used by political scientists to undertake research and answer questions about politics and government.

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Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

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Attend class onsite at one of over 20 campus locations across California or in Nevada.

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