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BA in Political Science and Government

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government program is a systematic inquiry into political behavior and institutions with a particular focus on American government. Read more about the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government program should have graduated high school and should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

Secure the benefits of education! With your Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government degree from Ashford University, you demonstrate your understanding of how our political institutions work. As a professional with aspirations in public service or the non-profit sector, you will find that political science makes a great undergraduate subject to prepare for an advanced degree. Your courses provide a systematic study that focuses on political behavior, power and authority, and conflict resolution.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements

Students must complete 52 credits in general education courses.

Introductory Course Requirements

  • EXP 105: Personal Dimensions of Education (3 credits)
  • PSY 202: Adult Development & Life Assessment (3 credits)

Major Course Requirements

  • POL 201: American National Government (3 credits)
  • POL 211: Introduction to Politics (3 credits)
  • POL 303 The American Constitution (3 credits)
  • POL 310: Environmental Policies (3 credits)
  • POL 319: State & Local Government (3 credits)
  • POL 325: Congress & the Presidency (3 credits)
  • POL 353: Comparative Politics (3 credits)
  • POL 355: International Relations (3 credits)
  • POL 411: Political Behavior (3 credits)
  • PSY 325: Statistics for the Behavioral & Social Sciences (3 credits)
  • PSY 326: Research Methods (3 credits)
  • POL 497: Political Science Capstone (3 credits)

Electives

Students must complete 38 credits in elective courses.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government program who are interested in furthering their education have a number of master's degree options. Earning an advanced degree could provide students with the education and qualifications needed for a position in a number of specialized areas connected to government, such as lobbying, political staffing, or campaign work.

Master's degrees that graduates could pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Arts in Political Science and Government:
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science in Public Policy
  • Master of Business Administration: Governmental Policy
  • Master of Science in Political Management

Career Paths:

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government program is designed to prepare enrolled students to pursue entry-level employment in a number of fields. Political science and government present numerous career possibilities.

Options that graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Lobbyist assistant
  • Campaign organizer
  • Legal assistant
  • Legislative staffer
  • News analyst

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

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