The EKU Online political science degree will prepare you for a variety of career options, including local, state and federal government agencies; regulatory agencies; law; nonprofit work; and community and economic development.
Choosing a career in political science positions you to shift the political conversation around the topics and issues you care about most. Providing an advanced understanding of U.S. and world politics, EKU blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as comparative politics, American government, world politics, public administration and public policy.
Program benefits include:
Selecting an area of emphasis allows you to focus your major coursework and gain additional skill sets in specific areas of future employment. Choose from:
POL 340 – Political Parties and Interest Groups (3)
An overview of the informal institutions of American government: functions, organization, financing of political parties, interest groups, and their relationship to democracy.
POL 321 – American Foreign Policy (3)
Analysis of the internal processes and external factors which affect U.S. foreign policy, with emphasis on the post-World War II period. Case studies in decision-making.
POL 333 – American State and Local Government (3)
Study of the institutions and processes of government of the fifty states and of cities and counties.
POL 331 – Urban Politics (3)
Political processes of urban areas including comparisons of alternative structures of urban and other local government.
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Eastern Kentucky University is a nationally recognized public university located in Richmond, Kentucky. Established in 1874, EKU strives to make quality education available to everyone. A brick-and-mortar accredited institution, EKU began offering online degrees in 2006 and continues to service all students with our on-campus offerings.
The University offers more than 50 online programs in various areas of study, designed for adult learners who want to earn a college degree or certificate while working full-time or juggling other life priorities. Online programs are available through the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, College of Business, College of Sciences, College of Education, College of Health Sciences, and College of Justice, Safety and Military Affairs.