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Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences with a concentration in Political Science

Program Details

Students interested in learning how to lead within democratic systems of government and understand how political institutions and economies are influence by globalization may be ideal candidates for University of Hawaii’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences with a specialization in Political Science. Students will have the opportunity to understand theory in a real-world context by developing their understanding through a liberal arts education, as well as the development of analytical and creative thinking and communication in order to prepare for changes in society and economic and global activity.

Students will partake in a curriculum where they may develop an understanding of the United States political system in addition to political activity within Hawaii. Some required courses include Government and Politics, Comparative Government, and College Mathematics.

Upon completion of the program, students should have comprehension of politics, political activity, and professional qualifications necessary for entry-level roles in political organizations and election organizations. Graduates should be able to explain the constitutional, legal, institutional, and political foundations of American government, explain the historical development and contemporary context of public administration in the United States, and define ethical leadership and evaluate its importance in contemporary government and public administration. Other skills include understanding the principal dimensions of major global issues and their relevance to choices made at the national, state, and local levels, and identifying key debates over political principles that have endured over time and describing how these debates manifested in several contemporary political controversies.

Accreditation & Licensing

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