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Online Bachelor's Degree

Political Science

Political Science
Bachelor of Science
AT A GLANCE
  • 120 credits
  • Up to 90 Credits Accepted
  • All courses are available online or on-site
  • Hybrid course format available
TUITION
  • $245 per credit
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See the big picture: Learn to analyze complex political problems and find viable solutions in both public and private sectors with a political science degree

With a Bachelor of Science in political science from University of Maryland Global Campus, you'll develop a comprehensive understanding of U.S. government and global politics. By analyzing political structures, theory, and problems, you'll learn to interpret complex political problems in both the public and private sectors and propose potential solutions. You'll also have an opportunity to enhance your professionalism and fine-tune your communication and organizational skills.

This program is also available as a minor.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 30

  • (3 Credits, GVPT 100)
  • (3 Credits, GVPT 101)
  • (3 Credits, GVPT 170) or (3 Credits, GVPT 200)
  • (3 Credits, GVPT 280)
  • (3 Credits, GVPT 306)
  • (3 Credits, GVPT 409) or any upper-level GVPT course
  • (3 Credits, GVPT 403) or any upper-level GVPT course
  • (3 Credits, GVPT 406)
  • (3 Credits, GVPT 457) or any upper-level GVPT course
  • (3 Credits, GVPT 495)

UMGC outlines the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees on the General Education Requirements webpage.

In addition to the major, elective, and general education courses and requirements outlined on this page, please review the overall bachelor's degree requirements.

This is our recommended course sequence to progress through this program. You may take multiple courses simultaneously, up to your course load limit. You cannot take a prerequisite with its subsequent course during the same session. Your plan will be unique and dependent on multiple factors, including the number of credits you transfer to this program. Contact an advisor if you have any questions about this plan, course alternatives, or your course load limit.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1 (1 Credit, LIBS 150) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2 (3 Credits, PACE 111C) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3 (3 Credits, WRTG 111) General Education: Communication
4 CMST 111 General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
5 (3 Credits, NUTR 100) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6 (3 Credits, GVPT 100) Major
7 (3 Credits, SPCH 100) General Education: Communication
8 (3 Credits, MATH 105) General Education: Math
9 (3 Credits, WRTG 112) General Education: Communication
10 (3 Credits, GVPT 101) Major
11 (3 Credits, HUMN 100) General Education: Arts & Humanities
12 (4 Credits, BIOL 103) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
13 (3 Credits, BEHS 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
14 (3 Credits, HIST 125) General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 3-credit elective course Elective
16 (3 Credits, ECON 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17 (3 Credits, GVPT 170) Major
18 3-credit elective course Elective
19 (3 Credits, GVPT 280) Major
20 3-credit elective course Elective
21 (3 Credits, GVPT 306) Major
22 3-credit elective course Elective
23 3-credit elective course Elective
24 (3 Credits, WRTG 391) General Education: Communication
25 3-credit elective course Elective
26 (3 Credits, GVPT 409) Major
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 3-credit elective course Elective
29 (3 Credits, GVPT 403) Major
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 3-credit elective course Elective
32 (3 Credits, GVPT 406) Major
33 3-credit elective course Elective
34 3-credit elective course Elective
35 (3 Credits, GVPT 457) Major
36 3-credit elective course Elective
37 3-credit elective course Elective
38 3-credit elective course Elective
39 3-credit elective course Elective
40 (3 Credits, GVPT 495) Major
41 1-credit elective course Elective

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