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Political Science Bachelor's Program

Do you want to make a real difference in your community, city, and the world? The Political Science program at Alliant International University will prepare you for an impactful career in the public and private sectors or for further graduate study.

As a student majoring in Political Science, you'll study political behavior, institutions, and systems, in the U.S. and globally. You'll gain a deep understanding of political, social and economic issues and processes and their interconnectedness locally and globally. The course work emphasizes development of critical and analytical thinking and writing skills, as well as competence in the subject matter

Gain Hands-On Experience

The bachelor's program in Political Science embraces a global, interdisciplinary approach, which teaches students the skills needed to work effectively within and across cultural and national boundaries and tackle local and global political challenges. Professional internships, community service projects, and research activities round out the program's coursework, connecting the concepts and theories learned in the classroom with their day-to-day application in organizations.

Career Fields

The major in Political Science will train you for careers in the public and private sectors, including federal, state and local governments, nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations, business, foreign policy and diplomacy, campaign management, journalism, and law.

Pathway to Law School or an MBA

At Alliant, our bachelor's programs provide seamless transition into graduate education. As a Political Science student in your senior year, you choose between two pathways—Pre-Law or Business Administration—which will prepare you for law school or a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

As part of this pathway program, you will take two graduate level law courses or four graduate level business courses. Upon admission into either the Law or MBA program, the related courses taken during your Political Science bachelor's program will be transferred into your chosen graduate program.

International Study Abroad

During the Political Science program, you can choose to study abroad at one of our partner universities in a variety of international cities. Study abroad opportunities are offered in:

  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Mexico

Program Format

  • 60 unit major (20 courses)
    • 48 units of core curriculum
    • 12 units of concentration courses
    • Transfer Students can get credit for most general education courses taken at other schools
    • First-time freshman can complete their general education requirements at Alliant
  • Evening class schedule
  • On-campus and hybrid class options


The faculty of Alliant International University is a diverse group of working professionals. In addition to teaching, members of the faculty own their own businesses, are active in community organizations, or do consulting work. More importantly, they are accessible to students and truly care about your success. You will form close relationships with the faculty in your program and even have opportunities to work with them directly on research activities.

Why Choose Alliant?

  • Small classes, small campus, community feel
  • No impacted majors, finish your degree on schedule
  • Classes are scheduled in the evening, so you can work while attending school
  • Tuition scholarships available to all domestic students
  • WASC-accredited university

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