Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Political science is the study of “who gets what, when, and how” in the distribution of goods and values in society and in groups.
Political scientists examine the forces that drive such decisions, including political parties and voters, public opinion, interest groups, bureaucracies and administrative behavior, public law, international relations, international law and organizations, national security, intergovernmental relations, political behavior, political philosophy, comparative politics, public policy and conflict.
Georgia State’s online bachelor’s degree in political science offers two options: the general program in political science and a concentration in pre-law. These programs allow you to learn about American politics and government, comparative politics, international politics and political theory, all while preparing you for success in graduate school, law school and beyond. Please note that the international affairs concentration is not currently available as a fully online program.
The online degree program emphasizes:
- Active Learning
Political science classes allow students to practice a wide variety of skills through debates, simulations and other active learning activities.
- Career Competencies
Students will develop skills with direct relevance to success in law school, graduate school and the workplace. Written assignments develop problem-solving skills as well as analytical skills, with a focus on research, data analysis, and critical thinking. Online group projects enhance verbal and written communication skills and sharpen students’ ability to work in teams. Over the course of the program, students identify and evaluate effective leadership, and build a strong work ethic. In many courses, students will document these competencies through archiving textual and video evidence in e-portfolios.
Online students will have opportunities for community building through connections to groups and activities designed for Georgia State political science students.
Admissions Application Opens: August 1
Final Application Deadline: April 1
Early Application Deadline: October 1
Regular Application Deadline: December 1
Early Application Deadline: February 1
Regular Application Deadline: April 1