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B.A. Political Science
( Fort Valley State University )

Institutional and Program Accreditation

Program accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Fort Valley State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

General Information

Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC): SOC, ConAP   [ more information ]
Program / Degree Level: Undergraduate, Bachelor's
Subject Area: Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Program Website:
Enrollment Capacity: 100

Full Description

The primary goals of the Political Science program are to provide students with a broad academic base within the discipline and the opportunity for practical experiences related to the development of marketable skills. Curriculum offerings are designed to introduce students to all of the main divisions within the field while providing them with experience essential for the integration of history and practice through carefully supervised internships.


Delivery Format

The program is delivered primarily through Internet  

Campus Attendance Requirements

No campus visits.  All coursework and assignments conducted online.

Application Information

Term Application Deadline
Fall Jun  15 
Spring Nov  01 
Summer Apr  01 

Financial Aid: For information about cost and financial aid deadlines, please see the Cost & Financial Aid information for the program.

Special Requirements

The B.A. in Political Science covers the five broad subfields of Political Science: American National Government, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Public Administration, and Political Theory/Research Methods. Students take some required courses in each of these subfields, in addition to elective courses from the subfields in which they wish to develop special competencies.

This program has the same requirements as the traditional B.A. in Political Science with the exception that online or approved non-credit health and physical education activities will be substituted for the required health and physical education classes in the traditional program.  

Technical Requirements

  • Computer with current operating system (Windows or Mac). Additional peripherals; Headphones, printer may be required.
  • High Speed Internet Access

B.A. Political Science
( Fort Valley State University )

Program Cost Information **

Online Tuition Rate$ 567.00 USD (Average per course cost, Not including fees)

** Actual tuition costs may vary, based on the program, student level and student major. Please be sure to contact the college or university for your specific tuition and fee amounts.

Other cost considerations:
    Students enrolled in all on-line courses are required to pay $189.00 per credit hour taken (189.00 x 12 credit hours equal = 2268.00) plus the Student Center/Multi-Use Fee of $128.00 and the Institutional Fee of $250.00. This does not include textbook costs, science labs, possible off campus proctoring fees.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application Deadlines
Fall Mar 01 
Spring Oct 15 
Summer Apr 15 
Financial Aid Available: Grants, Loans, Scholarships,  
Telephone: 478-825-6363

Financial Aid Notes

Financial Aid eligibility is reestablished each year beginning with the Fall semester, therefore, students must re-apply annually. FAFSA applications are available each year beginning in January. Applicants who apply early generally experience fewer delays in processing. First consideration will be given to students whose applications are received by the established deadlines.

B.A. Political Science
( Fort Valley State University )

Credit Hours

Total Hours Required to Earn Degree/Certificate: 125 (semester hours)
Maximum Hours Transferable into Program: 90

Credit Transfer Policy

The last thirty upper division hours should be taken from Fort Valley State University and the last semester should be "in residence" (online from FVSU). Students who have earned A.S. degrees will be advised on how their coursework applies to the B.A. in Political Science.

Special Credit Transfer Information

A prior learning assessment program exists whereby up to 30 hours of coursework may be earned through assessment of the learning outcomes of those courses.
Students with the A.S. degree in Political Science should contact the FVSU Political advisor, Dr. Jerry Murtagh, to find out how their coursework will apply to the requirements for the B.A. in Political Science.

B.A. Political Science
( Fort Valley State University )


Please follow these steps to apply:

1) Apply for admissions via
2) Pay $20 non-refundable application fee online
3) Submit official transcripts ( high school/college).
4) Submit official test results SAT(Code 5220) or ACT (Code 0814).
5) Submit your FAFSA via FVSU FAFSA Code 001566.

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Admissions Contact

Telephone: 877-762-3878

Application Requirements

Traditional Freshman

Traditional Freshman are applicants currently completing their high school requirements, or candidates that have graduated within five years and have no college attendance prior to enrolling.


Non-Traditional students are those who have been out of high school or whose high school class graduated at least five years ago from an accredited or approved high school or have satisfactorily completed the GED. Also, applicants in this category who have attended college must have earned fewer than 30 semester hours of transferable credit and not attended college within the past 5 years.

Transfer Students

Transfer applicants are students who matriculated at a college or university after completing high school.

For additional admission types and detailed information please visit

Application Deadlines

Fall Jun  15 
Spring Nov  01 
Summer Apr  01 

Pre-Enrollment Advising

Name:  Dr. Dawn Heard-Clark
Telephone:  478-825-6230

B.A. Political Science
( Fort Valley State University )

Projected Course Offerings

AGED 2821 Youth Leadership Dev.
ARTH 1000 Art Appreciation
BIOL 1105 Environmental Science
CSCI 1153 Introduction to Computers
ENGL 1101 Composition I
ENGL 1102 Composition II
ENGL 2111 World Literature
FVSU 0100 Intro to Univ. (orientation)
HIST 2111 US History to Post Civil War
MATH 1111 College Algebra
POLS 1101 American Government
PSYC 1101 General Psychology
SPAN 1001 Elen. Spanish I
POLS 2210 Intro to Political Science
POLS 3304 State & Local Government
POLS 4408 Constitutional Development

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