What will I learn?

APU’s political science major prepares students to become advocates for truth and justice in the world. Students gain the knowledge needed to make and recognize good laws, distinguish justice from injustice, and understand the legitimate purposes and necessary limits of political power. The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science provides a solid foundation in American government, politics, history, and classical political thought.

Throughout the political science degree, students are encouraged to think about a Christian’s place in the political arena and the moral and ethical implications of controversial political issues. Political science majors leave APU equipped to play an informed, intelligent, and leading role in the affairs of their community, country, and world.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re a political science major if you:

  • Appreciate clear, cogent argument and persuasive rhetoric.
  • Are persuasive and thrive on debate.
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Like American history and learning about the legal system.
  • Enjoy research.

Careers for Political Science Majors

  • Paralegal/Lawyer
  • Politician
  • Judge
  • Campaign Manager/Political Consultant
  • Political Analyst/Technical Writer
  • Lobbyist
  • Journalist/Media Specialist
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Community Organizer
  • Elected or appointed officials in local, state, or federal government
  • Professional researchers and writers for elected officials

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Complete the 120 total units)

Tuition fees
US$39,460.00 per year
This fee is for 12 - 18 units

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected August 2020


Azusa Pacific University

901 E Alosta Avenue,



91702, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students currently enrolled in high school or who have earned fewer than 28 units of college credit following high school graduation.

For international students

Students currently enrolled in high school or who have earned fewer than 28 units of college credit following high school graduation.

International students should have obtained a TOEFL iBT sore 80 including scores of 22 in speaking, 22 in listening, 22 in reading, and 22 in writing and IELTS score 6.0.

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About this uni

APU offers students a choice of over 100 study programs including undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as online classes to choose from.

  • Best University in the San Gabriel Valley
  • Based in California, the USA
  • Offers students a wide range of support services
  • Professors are experts in their respective fields