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BA Political Science

The undergraduate curriculum in Political Science at Portland State University is built on the faculty’s commitment to provide a social science education that is rigorous, sometimes provocative, and always rewards your work.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: $29,706 per year
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

A bachelor of arts (B.A.) or bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in Political Science may include coursework on a multitude of topics: the nature of the policy process; the rules and procedures of local, state, national, and international political institutions; the crucial role of individuals, political parties, interest groups, and the media in the political process; the ways in which political culture shapes demands on government and policy outcomes; alternative philosophical perspectives on public life and their relation to the western liberal tradition; and the impact of globalization on peoples, cultures, and environments.

Your Potential To Be Exponential

At Portland State University , you feel like you’re part of a movement. The kind that keeps your classmates rooting for you and your professors pulling for you. You’ll form bonds with faculty and friends in small classes that dive deep into the issues that matter most to you. We are proud to be one of the nation’s most transformative universities. Because every time your success inspires others, you change the world.


Courses Included

  • United States Government
  • United States Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Politics
  • Introduction to Political Theory