BA in Political Science-International Affairs Mission, Objectives and Learning Outcomes


The Bachelor of Arts program in Political Science-International Affairs trains students in comparative politics, international relations, and political theory, as well as the methodology of political analysis. It also seeks to develop future leaders who recognize and value diversity in a variety of professional settings and prepares students for graduate study.

Program Objectives

The purpose of the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/International Affairs is to:

  1. Attain knowledge of facts, theories, and concepts in political science and international affairs at the local, national and international levels.
  2. Develop awareness of the diversity of perspectives and life experiences that structure the global political, social, and economic environment.
  3. Integrate the cultural, social, legal, and ethical issues inherent in the description and analysis of politics and international affairs.
  4. Apply team work and interpersonal skills effectively

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this program, students can:

  1. Describe the basic facts, concepts, and theories pertaining to political science and international affairs
  2. Analyze the interrelationship among the historical, political, economic, cultural, and geographic dimensions in political science and international affairs
  3. Apply academic theories and concepts of international relations and relate them to contemporary global issues
  4. Generate research questions and statements pertaining to political science and/or international affairs orally and in writing.
  5. Apply research skills to the design of research, description, analysis, interpretation and explanation of aspects of political science and international affairs in written and oral forms
  6. Solve problems related to political science and international affairs in a cooperative manner.
  7. Demonstrate ability to analyze complex ethical issues
  8. Conduct themselves ethically in professional and academic environments