Program Overview

California Baptist University offers a Bachelor of Arts completion degree in Political Science. The curriculum is 49 units: six units of lower courses, 36 units of upper courses, and seven units of additional program courses. All students are to complete CST 100 and meet the Upper Christian Studies requirements. Additionally, all students must complete Composition and Intermediate Composition prior to taking the core courses. It is preferred that applicants have a minimum of 24 transferrable units.

Students are encouraged to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. The curriculum has a holistic approach: students develop strong moral character while developing a strong background political science. Christian perspectives are integrated into the coursework, and students develop a deeper understanding of how their values and faith relate to political science. Additionally, the Christian perspective curriculum emphasizes the importance of ethics in public policy and political science. Students are challenged, which helps them develop strong verbal and written skills, as well as critical thinking skills. This will help them defend positions effectively on special topics, which is very important as employers are looking for individuals with these strong skill sets.  

The Political Science courses include topics of: constitutional law, ethics, international law, diplomatic history, political theory, and several others.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accredited

    Requirements

    Minimum GPA of 2.0
    24 transferrable units preferred

    School Overview

    California Baptist University, founded in 1950, stands on 130 plus acres in Riverside, California, and continues to promote a "Christ-centered educational experience" based on founding principles. By the 1980s, the school began conferring graduate students. Today, the private, not-for-profit four-year CBU offers undergraduate majors and concentrations, along with graduate programs.

    Students enrolling in degrees through CBU Online and Professional Studies will find necessary support mechanisms in place. Asynchronous assignments for online classes can be accessed 24/7 and professional faculty communicate with students in engaging environments delivered via platforms.

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