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How long will it take?

The program can be completed in 4 years.

All required classes to earn a degree can be completed online.

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Final Application Deadline: April 1

Early Application Deadline: October 1
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College of Arts & Sciences

Political Science, B.A.

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LaToya and Moisés
Enrollment Coaches

Contact the political science online program director
Stephanie Kerce

Political science is the study of “who gets what, when, and how” in the distribution of goods and values in society and in groups.

Political scientists examine the forces that drive such decisions, including political parties and voters, public opinion, interest groups, bureaucracies and administrative behavior, public law, international relations, international law and organizations, national security, intergovernmental relations, political behavior, political philosophy, comparative politics, public policy and conflict.

Georgia State’s online bachelor’s degree in political science offers two options: the general program in political science and a concentration in pre-law. These programs allow you to learn about American politics and government, comparative politics, international politics and political theory, all while preparing you for success in graduate school, law school and beyond. Please note that the international affairs concentration is not currently available as a fully online program.

The online degree program emphasizes:

  • Active Learning
    Political science classes allow students to practice a wide variety of skills through debates, simulations and other active learning activities.
  • Career Competencies
    Students will develop skills with direct relevance to success in law school, graduate school and the workplace. Written assignments develop problem-solving skills as well as analytical skills, with a focus on research, data analysis, and critical thinking. Online group projects enhance verbal and written communication skills and sharpen students’ ability to work in teams. Over the course of the program, students identify and evaluate effective leadership, and build a strong work ethic. In many courses, students will document these competencies through archiving textual and video evidence in e-portfolios.
  • Connections
    Online students will have opportunities for community building through connections to groups and activities designed for Georgia State political science students.
Program Details

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Whether you’re coming straight out of high school, already enrolled at another university or going back to college, we’ll walk you through the process of becoming a Panther.

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International students
International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card or students who have been educated outside the U.S.

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Transfer students
If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation.

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The pre-law concentration in political science includes 5 required political science courses related to law and courts and political science methodology. To complete the degree, students will take an additional 5 political science courses which will result in students covering at least three broad areas of political science.

For up-to-date curriculum requirements, please visit the catalog.

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Our strategic mission is to prepare students to be critical thinkers, creative problem solvers and responsible citizens. We emphasize both instruction and distinctive opportunities to observe and participate in the political process.



Atlanta is a hub for international business, foreign diplomatic missions, media, creative industries and government agencies from global to local levels. Georgia State’s Political Science Department has relationships with Atlanta-based businesses, the state legislature and government agencies at federal, state and local levels, and non-profits focusing on issues ranging from improving our justice system to conserving the planet. We can connect you with the optimum opportunity to expand your world and explore career opportunities while you pursue your degree.


General Questions

LaToya and Moisés
Enrollment Coaches

Curriculum Inquiries

Department of Political Science
Langdale Hall
38 Peachtree Center Ave SE
Room 1023
Atlanta, GA 30303

Mailing Address
Georgia State University
Department of Political Science
P.O. Box 3965
Atlanta, GA 30302

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Jeannie Grussendorf

Stephanie Kerce
Lecturer of Political Science

25 Park Pl NE #2500
Atlanta, GA 30303

The information shared here provides an overview of Georgia State’s offerings. For official details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more, refer to the university catalogs.