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Undergraduate Major Politics and Global Affairs (BA)

Study the world around you with a BA in Politics

Get to know the world around you with a BA in Politics and Global Affairs from Southern New Hampshire University. In this program, you’ll learn what it takes to become a global citizen who communicates and collaborates with those from different cultures and backgrounds. 

Additionally, this program can also help improve and deepen your interactions between people, regions and countries. In a time of global transformation, earning your bachelor’s degree in politics means you’ll improve your oral and written communication, critical thinking and analytical skills, all while gaining a better understanding of the world at large. 

The skills that you’ll acquire in our program are not only essential for politics and global affairs professionals, but can be easily transferred whether you choose to pursue a graduate degree or an entirely different path altogether. 

See Yourself Succeed as a Politics and Global Affairs Major

SNHU encourages experiential learning in every course, and politics and global affairs is no different. By working on real-world projects, you can strengthen your understanding of the world around you, and build upon your knowledge and expertise to match the qualifications that organizations are looking to hire.  

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in politics and global affairs at SNHU include:

  • Supportive community. Join the SNHU campus community of students who are closely connected with faculty and staff dedicated to your success.
  • Affordability. It’s our mission to make higher education more accessible. That’s why, SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire. 
  • Innovative programs. Study abroad at little or no extra cost.
  • Accessible faculty. Learn from highly credentialed faculty members who are experts in their fields and interact with you in the classroom, dining hall, fitness center and anywhere else you need them.
  • Opportunity. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni and strong connections with employers for internship and career opportunities.
  • Campus experience. Enjoy more than 50 student clubs, champion Division II athletics and fun events on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, New Hampshire

Careers & Outcomes

When you earn your bachelor’s degree in politics and global affairs, you can have the world at your fingertips, figuratively. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in global affairs are projected to grow 6% from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations, indicating a growing interest in the field.1

Our degree program is especially useful for students who plan to pursue civic-minded careers as civil servants, political analysts, public interest advocates, journalists, social entrepreneurs and educators. Additionally, students in this program can also go on to earn graduate degrees or attend law school. Most importantly, the knowledge and skills that students can acquire in this program transcend any one career path and are transferrable across many public, private and not-for-profit fields.

Curriculum

Students in the BA in Politics and Global Affairs program are required to take foundational courses in political science, sociology, statistics and geography.

Additionally, students are required to take electives that include a broad array of courses in American politics and government, global governance, international justice, environmental law and policy, and sustainable development.

And, if you’re looking to get out and explore a new part of the country, one of our elective options even includes a politics or pre-law semester in Washington, DC. (Space in the semester in Washington program is limited.)

Lastly, the capstone colloquium, which students take their senior year, allows you to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their other courses to a directed research project. This includes more hands-on and community-based learning opportunities outside of the classroom.

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Campus Undergraduate Costs

Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals.

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

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