online Bachelor of Arts for Political Science Professionals

The broad ranging and centuries-old study of political science has prepared individuals with community, national, and international civil aspirations. In this tradition, American Military University students can earn a respected Bachelor of Arts in Political Science while learning from scholar practitioners, many who are published authors and leaders in the discipline. The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science also serves as a foundational liberal arts degree and is a popular choice for pre-law scholars who aspire to further their education in a Juris Doctorate program.

The curriculum at American Military University is facilitated entirely online. This unique feature allows motivated scholars the ability to balance a quality education with their busy schedules. The program also emphasizes enhanced critical-thinking, research and communication skills, which are universal and valuable in a variety of management or leadership capacities. Students learn from experienced instructors, many who are leaders in government, private industry and are actively involved in the national or international political systems.

Students also join American Military University's expansive network of lifelong learners and like-minded professionals. Many students are actively involved outside the online classroom through affiliated groups and organizations such as the Golden Key International Honour Society and online social communities.

Concentrations

Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion.

Explore the concentrations available for this program.

  • American Government
  • General
  • International Relations
  • Political Theory
     

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Affordable rates, minimal fees, and plenty of help with financial aid. Primary cost displayed is for those students who are eligible for our military grant.

Undergraduate $250 per credit hour $270/credit hour standard rate Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $325 per credit hour $350/credit hour standard rate

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93% military & military-affiliated undergraduates applied transfer credit

Book Grant Savings: Ebooks are provided at no cost for students enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit.

*On January 1, 2020, our per-credit-hour undergraduate tuition rate will be $285 and master’s/graduate certificate rate will be $370. The technology fee will be $65 per course. Active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, Guard members, and Reservists are eligible for a military tuition grant, which caps undergraduate and master’s-level tuition at $250 per credit hour. The military grant covering veterans will continue through December 31, 2019.

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