Online Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Earning your Bachelor of Arts in Political Science online gives you the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a career in law, politics or public service. You will gain a strong background in law and policy, including legal writing, research and advocacy. A-State graduates of our political science campus program enjoy a 100% law school placement rate. Or, if you choose to continue your education in public administration, you may have the opportunity to apply up to 9 credits from your undergraduate work toward your A-State Master of Public Administration online. Whichever path you choose, you will be prepared with a strong background in political theory, constitutional law and comparative politics.
Admissions as a Senior to Enroll in Graduate Courses
Seniors at Arkansas State University may register for graduate credit if they meet all of the following criteria:
- Must be within 12 semester hours of completion of the bachelor's degree at ASU in the semester in which the dual enrollment is to occur.
- Met the GPA requirements for unconditional admission to the Graduate School.
- Obtain approval of the faculty advisor, the course professor and the graduate dean.
Seniors may then enroll in a maximum of 12 hours of graduate work, provided the total undergraduate and graduate hours do not exceed 15 semester hours. A course used toward an undergraduate degree cannot be counted or used later for graduate credit, except in the case of enrollment in an approved Accelerated Masters Program. Students will receive graduate credit only if the requirements for the bachelor's degree have been met by the end of the term and all requirements for admission to the Graduate School are met.
Enrollment under these conditions is limited to one term. Graduate tuition will be charged for all graduate courses.
Other exceptional undergraduate students who have attained senior status but are not in their last 12 hours and who wish to enroll in graduate school will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
A-State Online allows you to pair our B.A. in Political Science with select A-State Online degrees: B.A. in Communication Studies, B.A. in Criminology, B.A. in Sociology.
To initiate a double major, fill out this form, and an advisor will contact you.
Online Course Listing
These courses must be taken to complete your degree.
Must have six credit hours of the following courses.
Must have three to four credit hours or any higher level mathematics course for which College Algebra is a prerequisite. The course listed below is the only one offered online through A-State at this time. You may also take Math 1054.
Arts and Humanities Requirement
Students must complete three courses from this section. At least one must be a fine arts course, one humanities, and one English course. Please note that Intro to the Literature of the Western World I ENG 2003 and Intro to the Literature of the Western World II ENG 2013 are offered online through Arkansas State University. Other Fine Arts courses not offered online are ART 2501, THEA 2503, PHIL 1103.
Social Sciences Requirement
Three of the following courses must be completed. At least one course must be selected from SOC 2213, HIST 2773, or POSC 2103. Please note that POSC 2103, Introduction to American Government, and SOC 2213, Introduction to Sociology are offered online through Arkansas State University. Other social science courses that can be taken but not offered online are ECON 2313, ECON 2333, POSC 1003.
Life Science Requirement
One of the following courses and lab must be completed. Please note that Biological Science BIO 1003 and Laboratory for Biological Science BIO 1001 are offered online through Arkansas State University. Other courses that may be taken but not offered online are BIO 1033, BIO 1063, BIO 2013.
Physical Sciences Requirement
Foreign Language Requirement
Foreign Language up to 12 hours (courses to be determined)