Program Overview

Offered through ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the online Bachelor of Science in Political Science is the study of how citizens interact with their governments and how governments at all levels formulate policies to serve their citizens.

This undergraduate degree focuses on a broad, rigorous curriculum that reflects contemporary geopolitics, economics and events. Courses will prepare you for increasingly sophisticated, interconnected and competitive marketplaces. During the progression of your degree program, you will find that the coursework combines theory with real-world problem solving, along with a classic, yet contemporary liberal arts education. Working with renowned faculty, you will learn analytical thinking and clear, persuasive communication.

ASU’s Bachelor of Science in Political Science offers a variety of courses and opportunities to study politics and policies at the local, national and global levels. As a BS student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you will also be required to complete two Science and Society courses, which include courses such as Introduction to Global Health, Technology and Society, and Women and Health. Graduates of this program often progress to careers in law, politics, education, journalism, communications and public service, and many have gone on to work for major government and corporate institutions and have attended prestigious graduate schools, including Columbia, Duke, Harvard, Oxford, University of Chicago, and University of California-Los Angeles.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    Successfully complete ASU competency requirements, or be accepted via ACT/SAT scores and/or individual review. These include: Top 25% of high school graduating class; 3.0 GPA or above in competency courses (math, English, science, social science, foreign language, and fine arts); ACT 22 (24 nonresidents); or SAT Reasoning 1040 (1110 nonresidents).

    School Overview

    Arizona State University was founded in 1885 and is the largest public university in the United States, featuring over 80,000 students. ASU offers more than 800 programs from undergraduate through post-doctoral degrees. More than 100 of these degrees are available 100% online, allowing students from across the country to earn a quality education wherever they are.

    Why Choose ASU Online?

    We are Arizona State University, online

    ASU Online features world-class undergraduate and graduate degrees in areas such as Health & Nursing, Business, Engineering, Education, Humanities, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, and much more - all with the same curriculum and prestigious faculty as on campus. You can earn the exact same degree as you would while attending Arizona State University in person but with the added flexibility of learning on your schedule.

    Same content, new delivery

    Our online courses are highly interactive and encourage learning through collaboration with your professors and classmates. The online campus also provides access to the vast academic, research and career resources that ASU has to offer.

    Learn from the best

    The faculty of Arizona State University is made up of some of the brightest academic minds in the world. From Nobel Laureates to Fulbright scholars and Pulitzer Prize winners, our online courses provide you with a direct connection to their knowledge and expertise.


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