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Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

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At a Glance

  • Credential: Degree
  • Credits: 120
  • Next Start: Monthly

Political Science is the study of power, authority and governance in human affairs. In today’s world, these areas are rapidly changing and becoming more complex, with a range of public, private and non-governmental institutions involved in governing and steering society.

  • 32

    Average Age

  • 85%

    Employment Rate

  • $45k

    Average Salary

  • 89%

    Student Recommended

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Q: Why take the Bachelor of Arts?

A: The Bachelor of Arts strengthens critical and creative thinking through a broad range of social, political and cultural studies.

Q: How long will it take to complete?

A:

Finish this program in as little as 3 or 4 years of full-time study, or work at your own pace and take as long as you need. There is no time limit for completion.

Program Overview

Political Science is the study of power, authority and governance in human affairs. In today’s world, these areas are rapidly changing and becoming more complex, with a range of public, private and non-governmental institutions involved in governing and steering society.

Athabasca University’s Political Science program will help you better understand

  • the nature and sources of power and authority
  • the impact of globalization on society and government
  • how decisions are made within your own and other societies
  • how current events fit into broader institutional, political and social contexts

Why take the Bachelor of Arts?

The Bachelor of Arts strengthens critical and creative thinking through a broad range of social, political and cultural studies. The program is designed to

  • broaden your perspective on local and global affairs
  • encourage community and social involvement
  • prepare you for lifelong learning and occupational diversity

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