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Degree Level
Bachelor of Arts in
Degree Name
Political Science and Government

Declare independence with your Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government from Ashford University. This degree demonstrates your understanding of political relationships and how our complex institutions work. Your Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government provides a broad curriculum which covers a vast array of issues and problems that are crucial to the future of our nation and the world.

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What you will learn

The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government provides a systematic study that focuses on political behavior, power and authority, and conflict resolution. Your courses include subjects like political behavior, power and authority, policy development, international relations, and conflict resolution, and conclude with a research-focused capstone course. Upon completion of your Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government degree program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which power and authority are embedded in the structures and workings of the government and politics
  • Analyze political issues and develop methods to resolve them through effective and creative communication
  • Develop the ability to undertake in-depth analyses of political behavior as it applies to various political theories in democracy and representation
  • Assess critically the causes and implications of conflict, compromise, and cooperation at the local, national, transnational, and global levels
  • Evaluate public policy as it relates to political behavior, rights, and justice

 

BA in Political Science and Government

Discover the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government. In this video, Associate Professor Dr. Matthew Laubacher explains what you can expect to learn during the degree program and how it will prepare you for a rewarding career in political science and government.

Careers in Political Science and Government

No matter what career you choose, the study of political science and government enhance your understanding of our nation and its government. Take a look at your potential career options.

Political Science and Government Careers

Your Courses in Political Science and Government

Your courses include subjects like political behavior, power and authority, policy development, international relations, and conflict resolution, and conclude with a research-focused capstone course.

Introductory Courses
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses.

Major Course Requirements (36 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)

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This program requires you to be a current licensed registered nurse. Please check out other programs to reach your education goals such as the BA in Health and Wellness.