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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Political Science program of Oklahoma Baptist University offers high quality upper division courses and advisement designed to prepare students for a wide variety of careers related to Political Science and International Relations, as well as providing graduates with a solid foundation for postgraduate study. These courses acquaint students with major areas of knowledge and help students develop many significant skills needed for academic and career success. These courses help students as they embark on the journey of integrating their personal Christian faith with their growing base of academic knowledge and awareness of the world around them.

What makes an OBU Political Science degree special?

Our program places a distinctive emphasis on the intersection between Christian faith and political life. Faith informs every aspect of a Christian’s participation in the political realm. Answering a vocational call in fields related to politics and law requires a comprehensive understanding both of political and legal processes and of one’s own core beliefs. We offer a full education in the academic discipline of political science, enhanced by an emphasis on this important interaction.

What are OBU grads doing with their Political Science degrees?

Grads have attended any number of law schools, including Washington and Lee, Vanderbilt, OU, Baylor, Texas Tech University School of Law and the University of Tulsa College of Law. If academics is not your goal, our graduates go on to work in international settings, the FBI and the Peace Corps. If elected politics is your goal, many of our graduates have worked in the White House, the Pentagon and various state legislative settings. Several students currently work in law firms throughout Oklahoma.

Examples of possible careers include the following:

  • Campaign consultant
  • Community development
  • Government service: elective and appointive
  • Intelligence analysis
  • International relations: governmental and non-governmental organizations
  • Law: attorney, judicial
  • Organizational research
  • Park ranger
  • Policy analyst
  • Public relations
  • Professor

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Political Science
  • State and Local Government 
  • Public History 
  • Human Rights in the World Community 
  • Power, Virtue, Vocation 
  • Finding Civil Discourse 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

    • Complete your application
    • Send us your Transcript
    • Send Test Scores (ACT, SAT or TOEFL/IELTS)
    • Send a copy of a current passport
    • Financial Guarantee
    • Provide a bank statement (proving funds on the financial guarantee)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27912 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27912 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Shawnee

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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