From taxes to healthcare, politics impacts every aspect of your life. 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.
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:
A political science degree hones the writing, communication, analytical, and data skills that are fundamental to entry-level positions within political and governmental institutions.
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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.
Select from a wide range of minors, allowing you to explore interests or make use of prior credits. Suggested minors available online for this program include:
You can also choose from numerous undergraduate certificates in specialty areas that complement and enhance your major as you work toward your degree. Suggested online certificates for Political Science include:
The 3+2 BA in Political Science offers an accelerated pathway to complete the BA in Political Science and the Master of Public Administration degrees through 3+2 enrollment!
EKU’s online political science curriculum prepares students for a variety of rewarding career options as well as graduate and professional school programs including law, public administration, government, business and homeland security.
Bachelor of political science courses include comparative politics, American government, world politics, public administration and public policy.
I chose EKU because I am a unique student with unique needs, and EKU provides an avenue for students like me to succeed.
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.
EKU Online offers veterans and active duty military students an unparalleled online learning experience that provides accessibility, convenience and flexibility.
Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and $325 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.
*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.
“I’d like to thank the EKU College of Justice & Safety for the opportunity to complete my degree online. It’s very user-friendly, and everyone has bent over backwards to make this happen.”
– 1LT Heath Bergmann, EKU Online Graduate