Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$288 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all courses online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
Start terms
4 per year

B.A./B.S. Political Science – Online

Careers

A political science degree opens a variety of career doors including in local, state and federal government jobs, international affairs, public policy, politics and elections, consulting work and education. In addition, many of our political science graduates continue on to law school.

Here is a sample list of job titles for political science majors:

  • Intelligence analyst
  • Grant writer
  • Legal assistant
  • Employment recruiter
  • Program coordinator, non-profit organization
  • Political researcher
  • Fundraising specialist
  • Journalist
  • Elections coordinator

For information about job prospects for these career fields, please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational HandbookOSU Ecampus Career Services is also a great resource for career information.

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