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Earn Your BA in Political Science Online

By earning a bachelor of political science from American Public University (APU), you can empower yourself with the skills to thoughtfully question political systems and explore issues that require ordinary citizens to make informed judgments. This online program takes an objective ideological approach to the discipline, and your learning is informed by the diverse viewpoints of American Public University System’s unique working professional student population representing the military, government, and public sector.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and programs start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule.


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Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates.

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

Broad Curriculum

The program provides a solid grounding in the essentials of the discipline: American government, political theory, comparative politics, political parties and interest groups, public policy, and the influence of politics on society and its citizens.

Valuable Outcomes

You’ll be challenged to sharpen your critical thinking, research, writing, and analytical capabilities. Your studies culminate with a capstone experience, conducting academic research in an area of professional interest.

Future-Focused

The program aims to prepare individuals for global citizenship, encouraging an examination of government, economics, and civil society’s relation to contemporary political systems. To focus your studies, you will choose from several concentration options.

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