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Bachelor Studies

Political Science

Bachelor Studies

Political Science

Bachelor Studies in PS

Political Science (PS) is designed for students eager to explore and understand the complexity of the ever-changing world. In addition to the study of international politics, international relations, political theory, comparative politics, and public policy, PS majors seek to explain the system of governance, state institutions, legitimate use of power, and political participation. The ultimate objective is to comprehend how power, authority, rules, constitutions, laws, ideologies, policies and government programs affect the individual and social aspects of life. How they affect our lives from the domestic, international, and comparative perspectives?

That is why our professors engage students in discussions about domestic and global questions, issues, and events that shape our lives and politics around the world. Political Science, as a broad discipline, studies individual and collective human behavior, which is aimed at an understanding of the complexity of personal, social, economic, cultural, and political aspects of life. PS as such is interesting as it is directly related to our personal and social aspects of life. There are numerous examples of how government and politics affect our life on a daily basis. For instance, public decisions on education, healthcare, taxation, human rights, environment, and security are inescapable.

Overview of the BA Program

Overview of the BA Program

The Bachelor of Arts in PS at IUS is a four-year, eight-semester program of 240 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), broken down into about 30 ECTS per semester. 

Earning a Bachelor’s degree is one of the most important steps you can take towards increasing your earning potential and job opportunities.

Students in PS use the scientific, objective and systematic approach in the study of political science subjects and issues. For this purpose, PS majors take a number of specialized courses in research methodology, statistics, mathematics, and policy analysis. Thus, students are trained to use the normative approach by asking the question “What ought to be?” and the behavioral approach by asking the questions “How?” and “Why?” Methodological courses equip students with research, critical, analytical and policy analysis skills, which are inevitably for the study of present-day complex political subjects and issues.

The Political Science curriculum is interdisciplinary and modern, which is purposefully designed to meet the career, employment, and citizenship needs. The program offers specialized courses in political philosophy, comparative politics, international politics, international relations, public policy, and political science research methodology. Significant focus is placed on the specialized courses in international relations, diplomacy, and security that are cross-listed in the Department of International Relations. Since PS overlaps with other disciplines, complementary historical and sociological courses are designed to enrich student’s knowledge in political science. For instance, elective sociological courses focus on studying the groups, social institutions, and social thematic areas like the family, education, workplace, religion, crime, deviance, diversity, inequality, socialization, globalization, and social change, which are interrelated with political and historical processes. Such interdisciplinary background fosters active citizenship and political participation, but it also prepares students for their future careers.

Career

 

Popular jobs for PS graduates include the following: Administrative Assistant, Office Manager, Legal Assistant, Legal Secretary, Customer Service Representative, NGO Program Coordinator, Political Analyst, High School Teacher, Operations Manager, General Project Manager, Government Program Manager, Policy Analyst, Government Affairs Manager, Budget Analyst, Campaign Manager, Corporate Analyst, Corporate Public Affairs Advisor, Corporate Economist, Corporate Manager, Journal Editor, Foreign Service Officer, Intelligence Officer, International Agency Officer, Political Commentator, Public Affairs Analyst, Public Opinion Analyst, etc.

 

Candidates who are citizens of foreign countries can submit preliminary application for admission before the official call is published by the University, so that they can obtain necessary residency permits and satisfy language requirements prior to the start of lectures at the University.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Minor in Bachelor Study Programs

Students who are interested in obtaining a minor degree from our study programs can see the minor curricula:

Psychology
Political Science
Visual Arts and Visual Communications Design
English Language and Literature
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Distance Learning in Bachelor Studies

At the beginning of the introduction of emergency measures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, IUS was among the first universities to completely switch to online teaching.

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