Gain a comprehensive background in international political concepts and issues such as ethnic conflict, terrorism, and economic and political globalization. This program can prepare you for a career in homeland security, foreign affairs, or international business, and can be tailored to your goals.
Gain a broad understanding of international political concepts with the 123-credit Bachelor of Arts in International Politics from Penn State. The program is suited for students interested in foreign affairs and homeland security; those pursuing careers in international business; and individuals interested in graduate study or education in domestic or international law.
In this program, you will have the opportunity to study with highly regarded faculty from Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts, one of the premier institutions in the world to study and work in the liberal arts disciplines.
The BA in International Politics offers three areas of study for you to choose from:
As a student in this program, your courses will examine theoretical concepts and various contemporary issues such as ethnic conflict, terrorism, global violence, and economic and political globalization. Studies in international and comparative politics, as well as in economics, geography, and history round out this comprehensive degree.
The mission of the honors society is to promote excellence in the study of political science, government, and international and public affairs. Members have access to networking, grants, awards, scholarships, and other opportunities.