of Political Science (BS)
School of Science and
Atlantic International University
The Bachelor of Political Science (BS) program
provides students with valuable, comprehensive
knowledge of government and global politics,
preparing them to analyze complex political
problems and recognize potential solutions
in both the public and private sector. The
Bachelor of Political Science (BS) program
is offered online via distance learning.
After evaluating both academic record and
life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction
with Faculty and Academic Advisors will
assist students in setting up a custom-made
program, designed on an individual basis.
This flexibility to meet student needs is
seldom found in other distance learning
programs. Our online program does not require
all students to take the same subjects/courses,
use the same books, or learning materials.
Instead, the online Bachelor of Political
Science (BS) curriculum is designed individually
by the student and academic advisor. It
specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses
with respect to market opportunities in
the student’s major and intended field
of work. Understanding that industry and
geographic factors should influence the
content of the curriculum instead of a standardized
one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s
unique approach to adult education. This
philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly
changing environment of working professionals
by helping adult students in reaching their
professional and personal goals within the
scope of the degree program.
Important: Below is an example of the topics
or areas you may develop and work on during
your studies. By no means is it a complete
or required list as AIU programs do not
follow a standardized curriculum. It is
meant solely as a reference point and example.
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Core Courses and Topics in
20th Century Political Thought
West European Politics
East European Politics
Middle Eastern Politics
Political Protest & Revolutions
- Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive
- Organization Theory (Portfolio)
- Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
- Seminar Administrative Development
- Seminar Cultural Development (Practical
- Seminar International Development (Publications)
Research Project in Political
Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)
Publication: Each Bachelor of Political
Science graduate is encouraged to publish
their research papers either online in the
public domain or through professional journals
and periodicals worldwide.
Center Bachelor of Political Science
Bachelors in Political Science
Political scientists are social scientists
who study government and politics. They
analyze many areas of political behavior,
including voting, public opinion, taxation,
and public administration. Knowledgeable
in different forms of government that have
existed throughout history, such as democracies,
republics, and monarchies, political scientists
also examine the ideas and theories behind
these political systems. They analyze the
structure and operation of governments at
all levels, and the effects that these governments
have on the people who live under them.
Political scientists also study the patterns,
sources, and psychology of political power.
They collect large amounts of information
and then try to organize it into a theory
or system that will explain some area of
politics or government. Political scientists
often make use of computerized data in the
course of their work.
- Political scientists often read books,
look up facts in libraries, study voting
records, survey public opinion, analyze
proposed legislation or laws already passed,
interview public officials, and observe
political meetings. They usually write
reports, articles, or books on their findings.
They may also give lectures and oral reports
to legislative staffs or committees.
for Political Science
- The majority of all political scientists
are employed by colleges and universities.
They do research and teach political science.
Sometimes they also teach related subjects,
such as economics or history, especially
in smaller colleges. Other political scientists
work for government agencies. Some work
in state capitals or overseas. The remainder
of political scientists work either as
consultants or full-time staff members
for political or research organizations,
civic associations, labor unions, large
private companies, management consulting
firms, radio and television stations,
newspapers, or magazines.
People with a bachelor's degree in political
science can get jobs as management trainees
or research assistants.
- The American Political Science Association
- Public Choice Society (PCS)
- American Association for Public Opinion
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