Understand how governments work with a political science degree from Ashford University. The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government gives you an inside look at political relationships and complex public institutions. With Ashford’s convenient online format, you can earn your BA in political science without putting your life on hold. Pursue your political science degree online at an accredited university and enjoy all the benefits of the Ashford experience:

  • Accredited – Learn at an accredited online university
  • Transfer Credits* – Transfer up to 90 approved credits toward your BA in political science
  • Convenient & Flexible – An online political science degree allows you to balance work, life, family, and school
  • Affordable – Tuition and books may cost less than at other universities
  • 5-Week Classes – Take online political science courses one at a time and still be considered full time
  • Prestige – Receive special recognition for your academic achievements in a bachelor’s program at Ashford’s online Honors College
  • 24/7 Support – Communicate with librarians, writing consultants, and tech support whenever you want
  • Ashford Promise – No charges or debt incurred until the fourth week of your first course
  • Tuition Assistance – Scholarships and financial aid are available to those who qualify


What You’ll Learn with Your Political Science Bachelor’s Degree

When you major in political science, you’ll study political behavior, power and authority, policy development, international relations, and conflict resolution. Your online political science courses cover topics like American government, the U.S. Constitution, environmental policies, political analysis, and terrorism. All courses are taught by expert faculty with real-world experience. They’ll deliver relevant, up-to-date information that you’ll be able to apply to your political science career.

What Can You Do with a Political Science Degree?

When you major in political science, you’ll enhance your understanding of our nation and government. This valuable information can prepare you for many government jobs, as well as careers in the private sector. Some typical career paths for a poli sci major include non-profit director, international consultant, political researcher, public servant, or lawmaker.

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*The transferability of credits is subject to Ashford University's transfer credit policies, and requires the submission of official transcripts. The official transcripts will be evaluated to determine the credits that will officially apply toward an Ashford University degree program.

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