Political Science Bachelor’s Degree 

From taxes to healthcare, politics impacts every aspect of your life. Choosing a career in political science positions you to shift the political conversation around the topics and issues you care about most. EKU’s online political science degree provides the critical skills needed to assume a variety of roles within political and government institutions – locally, nationally or internationally – and prepares graduates to influence decision making by applying proven theory to real-world problems. Graduates also find success in graduate and professional school programs including law, public administration, government, business and homeland security.  


Format: 100% online
Credit Hours: 120 hours
Tuition: $409 per credit hour
                  $250 per credit hour for active duty military
Transfer Credits Accepted: Up to 90 hours*
Career Options:  Policy analysts, public administrators and economic development specialists within local, state and federal government agencies, regulatory agencies, community and economic development offices and nonprofit organizations. Graduate and professional school programs including law, public administration, state and federal government, business and homeland security 

* A minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed with EKU

Enhance your degree with an emphasis
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:

  • Public Administration/Public Policy
  • International Relations and Comparative Politics
  • American Institutions/Law

You can also choose from numerous minors and undergraduate certificates in specialty areas that complement and enhance your major as you work toward your degree.

What sets our program apart?

Providing an advanced understanding of U.S. and world politics, EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as comparative politics, American government, world politics, public administration and public policy.

  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • Courses begin 6 times per year
  • Reduced tuition for active duty military members
  • Personalized graduation plan
  • No campus visits required
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Generous credit transfer policy
  • Quality courses from respected political science department faculty who teach the same classes online and on campus
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees

Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar university that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.