Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
American Public University System

Program Details

Earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science online, and obtain the confidence and power to hold political systems accountable with viable and inquisitive skills.  What makes a federal republic different from a democracy?  What elements of a party system affect governance?  Develop as a political scientist with applicable knowledge, analytical skills, and tools of assessment which make prospective elected positions achievable.  

Students may also pursue careers in military service, government, and other avenues requiring advanced interpersonal and communication skills.  Concentrations within this program include International Relations, Political Theory, and American Government.  Study fundamental theories and philosophies, institutions, and evolution of governments, the federal system, economy, and more.  With APUS online, students take the next step in a distinctive political and academic pathway.


  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • College Readiness Assessment (waived for students with 9 or more college credits)
  • Official transcripts

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission