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Bachelor’s in Political Science

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

As a Political Science major, 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.

The Bachelor’s in Political Science degree program is offered in San Diego.

Gain Hands-On Experience

The Political Science degree program embraces a global, interdisciplinary approach that 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. Students will complete professional development and professional practicum courses in their senior year. Students who want a practical experience outside of the U.S. can choose an international practicum.

Fast-Track Your MBA or Law Degree

Political Science is the perfect springboard for a number of graduate programs. Whether you are interested in continuing your studies in law school or earning an MBA, our Bachelor’s in Political Science program provides a seamless transition into graduate education through Alliant’s Fast-Track Master’s programs. Students in the B.A. in Political Science degree program who meet the necessary requirements can select between two programs:

Students who select a Fast-Track program will spend the last semester of their senior year taking “bridge courses” – graduate level courses that count toward both the completion of their Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree. Depending on which program you choose, you will take either two graduate-level law courses or four graduate-level business courses.

To learn more about the Fast-Track programs, click on the links above to explore each degree program in-depth. Not sure if you want to pursue a graduate degree yet? No worries – you don’t have to decide until your senior year, allowing you plenty of time to explore future career possibilities and make your decision.

Careers with a Political Science Degree

The Political Science major can lead to employment in a wide variety of fields, including business, government, media, non-profits, law, and higher education. These jobs use the analytical skills and communication abilities of political science majors.

  • Local, state and federal government
  • Public service
  • Campaign management
  • Non-profits, foundations, and non-governmental organizations
  • Foreign affairs and diplomacy
  • Strategic Planning Consultant
  • Lobbyist/Organizer
  • Business development, financial consulting, or public finance
  • International business or trade
  • Political analyst
  • Broadcast journalism, publishing, social media, communications, and public relations

International Study Abroad

During the Political Science degree 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

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

Get Started Today!

Interested in learning more about our Bachelor’s in Political Science? Contact us today, and we’ll put you in touch with one of our admissions counselors. Fill out the Request Information form to your right, Live Chat us, or give us a call at 1-866-UALLIANT (1-866-825-5426).

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