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Political Science (Bachelor of Science)
Benefit from a unique blend of political science course work in social sciences, mathematics, statistics, and computer sciences. This online bachelor's degree program can help you develop practical skills that can be applied immediately to a variety of careers in and outside of government.
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Political Science (Bachelor of Arts)
Focus on reasoning and political theory as you learn to analyze domestic politics and the politics of other nations. This online program can help prepare you for a career in the growing field of political science or provide background for graduate studies.
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International Politics (Bachelor of Arts)
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.
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Maximum Flexibility — Designed for Working Adults

  • Online platform allows you to study whenever, wherever
  • Complete weekly assignments at your own pace
  • Choose from multiple start dates each year
  • Freedom to take a semester off

I compared a class I had in common with a residential student and the workload and course requirements are identical, but I have a little more flexibility. 

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