Politically charged and civically engaged, New Hampshire has a seat at the head of the election table with the first-in-the-nation primary. From this position, Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Arts in Political Science will give you a unique perspective on the relationship between the U.S. political system, public perception and the policies that shape government.
The online political science degree program takes a practical approach to politics, analyzing events in real time and applying solutions to local, national and international scenarios. You'll explore political questions, tactics and strategies from many perspectives while you develop the critical thinking and communication skills you need to succeed in the political arena.
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In the online political science BA program, you’ll develop a pragmatic and comprehensive understanding of the U.S. political system with a special emphasis on ethical and empathetic civic engagement. Learn how to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of enrolling in the online political science BA program at SNHU include:
Graduates of the online political science degree program learn to analyze policy and politics on local, national and global scales. You’ll build and refine analysis and communication skills that can lead to careers in advocacy, campaign strategy and development, government business writing, and public policy and statistical analysis, to name just a handful of the fields in this growing area of opportunity. Many enter fields outside of politics and policymaking, such as business or law.
The online political science degree program includes an extensive overview of politics, from organization of political parties and campaigns to fundraising and finance. You'll also take courses in legal and justice research, history and public relations.
SNHU's bachelor's in political science program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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.