Political Science BA

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

By pursuing this Bachelor of Arts degree, you will gain a broad liberal arts education in politics, law and government to fulfill leadership roles in public service. The Political Science program will help prepare you for a career in the field and receive the academic training to further your studies in graduate school. Our faculty will enable you to understand American government relations, comparative politics, international relations and political science. 

Industry Highlights

The median annual salary for Political Scientists is $104,920, with a projected job growth of 21% from 2012 to 2022.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career Opportunities

  • Legal Professions
  • Urban Planning
  • Public Policy Research
  • Journalism
  • Local Government
  • Federal and State Agencies
  • Military Branches
  • International Business
  • Education

Armstrong Edge

Current students take advantage of this highly theoretical area of study that helps them utilize practical applications from internships in various local, state and federal agencies.


Read More Armstrong State University to Celebrate Symposium on India Nov. 2-4

(October 27, 2016) – Armstrong State University will celebrate the Symposium on India from Wednesday, Nov. 2 through Friday, Nov. 4, in conjunction with Armstrong’s International Education, International Student Organization and the Criminal Justice, Social & Political Science Departments. The Honorable Consul General of India Nagesh Singh will be a guest lecturer for three events.

Read More Armstrong State University Introduces New Semester Abroad Program in Siena, Italy

(October 24, 2016) – Beginning in the spring semester 2017, Armstrong State University will offer a new semester abroad program in Siena, Italy. Students will take classes via Armstrong’s long-time partner, the Dante Alighieri Institute. The 12-week program, which runs from January 22 through April 14, 2017, is open to all Armstrong students, as well as University System of Georgia transient students, and offers a full roster of semester credits.

Read More Armstrong State University’s Economic Monitor Reports 2nd Quarter Growth, Forecasts Slowdown

(October 24, 2016) - Armstrong State University’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah metro economy continued its growth phase during the second quarter of 2016, but some turbulence lies ahead.

Read More Armstrong to Host A Moveable Feast Faculty Lecture Featuring Dr. Lara Wessel and Dr. Nicholas Mangee on Oct. 27

Armstrong will host a free lecture by Political Science Professor Lara Wessel and Economics Professor Nicholas Mangee, who will grapple with the nuances of Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s political and economic policies. This event is free and open to the public.

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