Online Political Science Bachelor’s Degree Program

Students in the online Political Science BA Degree Program complete all of their courses and degree requirements 100% online.  Both the on-campus Political Science Bachelor’s Degree Program and the online program have identical curricular requirements.

In order to be admitted to the online BA program in Political Science, students must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA and reside at least 50 miles outside of Springfield.  Students should apply directly through the Office of Admissions.

The University of Illinois is not authorized to offer online distance education programs to students in the State of Maryland.

To graduate with a BA in political science, students must complete 32 credit hours consisting of 17 core hours, including the closing seminar, and 15 elective hours.  Students must also complete the ECCE requirements.  Core courses and electives are offered online.  Some elective choices may not be offered online.

Online BA students are able to complete their internship where they reside; course work and field visits can be completed online and by phone respectively.