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Earn An Online Political Science Degree

Perhaps you are addicted to politics. Maybe you have volunteered with a political campaign or collect media apps to stay updated on the 2016 U.S. presidential election. If so, you can pursue political science careers in the field you love by earning a political science degree online.

Benefits of a Political Science Degree

When you pursue a political science degree online, your world expands. You learn how the American government intersects with international affairs; you research political parties; and you write, write, and write. You scrutinize political decisions and their impacts at home and abroad. In short, you improve your analytical and critical thinking skills.

Ever Considered a Job in the Foreign Service?

The global issues affecting American interests develop daily, resulting in a demand for a diverse corps of talented and promising young people in the Foreign Service. According to a Washington Post column by Thomas R. Pickering, a retired U.S. ambassador, and Edward J. Perkins, a former American diplomat and ambassador, a more diverse Foreign Service can help America “establish connections and avoid misunderstandings.”

Those interested in meeting the Foreign Service demand can take advantage of fellowships that offer financial support and mentoring to both undergraduate and graduate students. The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program and the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program offer guaranteed Foreign Service appointments to young adults who make a five-year commitment and pass their Foreign Service tests. Earning a political science degree online is a good way to improve your candidacy for these competitive fellowships.

Increase Your Options

Political science careers span federal, state and local governments. They intersect with collegiate teaching, law, law enforcement, journalism, public service and nonprofits. Examples include (among others) federal government analyst, lobbyist, political correspondent, political commentator, campaign operative and coordinator of federal or state aid. Students in online Bachelor of Arts in Political Science programs, like the one at Arkansas State University, can also go on to law school or other graduate programs after earning their undergraduate degrees, which further expands their political science career options.

Learn more about the A-State online BA in Political Science program.




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