Go beyond the study of politics. Become empowered with the knowledge to inquisitively question political systems and probe issues ordinary citizens must understand to make informed decisions by studying the Political Science BA course offered by the American Public University.
APU’s BA in Political Science prepares you to be a global citizen by examining government, economics, and civil society's relation to contemporary political systems. This program is designed to enhance your critical thinking, research, and communication skills. As part of your capstone experience, you will conduct academic research in an area of professional interest.
Faculty provide real-world expertise from their roles in government or public service organizations.
Students must choose a concentration for this degree program:
- American Government
- International Relations
- Political Theory
What You Will Do
- Analyze the fundamental concepts of government, governance, economy, and civil society
- Compare and contrast representative democracy with other political systems
- Assess the impact of political parties on federal, state, and local government
- Analyze how the federal system evolved and how it operates today
- Study how interest groups in the U.S. have impacted past and current democratic processes
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- Comparative Political Systems
- Ethics in Politics
- Political Parties and Interest Groups
- State, Local, and Community Politics
- Political Sociology
- Public Policy
- 2 months
Start dates & application deadlines
Courses Start Monthly
DisciplinesSociology Public Policy Political Science View 24 other Masters in Political Science in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
- Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
- There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.
International285 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
National285 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
$250 with military grant
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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