B.A. in Political Science with an Emphasis in Politics

About the Program

Complete your bachelor’s degree in political science with an emphasis in politics and governance at your own pace with our online program. Designed for students who hold an associate degree, our program will give you a thorough understanding of the political science discipline. It will hone your critical thinking skills and expand your knowledge of social and political issues. Our world-class faculty will challenge you to envision solutions to a range of public policy dilemmas. When you graduate, you'll be well-prepared for advanced study in the field, and the skills you've developed will make you an attractive candidate to employers.

Program Mode of Delivery

This degree completion program is 100% online.


The degree completion program requires 36 credits. You'll have the opportunity to take classes in different subfields of political science including American government, public law, public administration and international politics.

Information about specific coursework required can be found in the NIU course catalog.

Applying to the Program

You'll apply as a transfer student. Start your application now.


April Clark, Ph.D.
Michael Clark, Ph.D.
Aarie Glas, Ph.D.
Mazen Nagi
Mitch Pickerell, Ph.D.
Scot Schraufnagel, Ph.D.
Art Ward, Ph.D.

Why NIU Online?

We know you have responsibilities and commitments. It's just easier if you're able to take classes where you are without the commute. The good news is that with NIU, you're not alone. Your classmates and instructors are available via the same technology that helps deliver your classes. In our classrooms or in your living room, we want you to succeed academically because your future is our focus.

Program Type: Online bachelor's completion
College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science
Credits Required: 36
Tuition per Credit: $377.04 (Learn more about tuition and fees )

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Application Deadlines

Term Deadline
Fall August 1
Summer May 15
Spring  December 1


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