May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science BA/BS

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The BA/BS in Political Science is designed for students who want an understanding of the development of national and international public policies. Our program empowers students for the next phase of their life—career and/or graduate studies (such as law school). The BA degree includes government, public policymaking, international affairs, American and comparative politics, and language. The BS degree includes the same courses and requirements but has no foreign language requirement.

Total Credits - 120

Major - 37


General Education (Andrews Core Experience)

Students must fulfill all Bachelor’s Degree requirements listed in the Andrews Core Experience .

Secondary Certification - 42

For students seeking secondary teacher certification. For more information regarding Andrews Core Experience or Secondary Certification with a BA or BS degree, see the department of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates from this program will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of key historical facts, values, and ideas that have shaped governments throughout history.
  • Ability to conduct independent research to construct arguments based on data and political science method.
  • Ability to critically examine and evaluate political developments from a Sevnth-day Adventist/Christian worldview.
  • Ability to explore and engage in the political science profession with personal interaction, research tools, and academic scholarship.
  • Competence in oral/written communication, presenting ideas, perspectives, and arguments in an effective manner.

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