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Bachelor's in Political Science, BA

Launch Your Career with a Political Science Degree 

Understanding politics is the key to understanding how American democracy works. Learn about the collective decisions that shape our common fate.

At Roosevelt, you’ll study the electoral process, the acquisition and exercise of power, the causes of war, political ideologies, political rhetoric, social movements, public policies and legal systems.


Why Roosevelt for Your Bachelor’s

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A social justice approach to political problems 

At Roosevelt University, students approach the problems of the political world through the prism of social justice. You’ll ask what contributes to inequality, oppression, war and climate change.

Most importantly, you’ll work together to discover possibilities for a more just and inclusive world.

Honors Exchange Students in a Seminar.

Hands-on experience

At Roosevelt, you’ll be deeply embedded in the local political community. Students have interned in organizations and with elected officials, like Roosevelt alum Rep. Mike Quigley.

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In the heart of Chicago 

Study politics in a global city and one of the country’s most dynamic metropolitan areas.

Interested in a career in public service? Earn your bachelor’s and master’s in public administration in just five years.

Meet Your Political Science Faculty

“Roosevelt’s dedication to social justice was always a key element of my education — always teaching me to advocate for others, amplify others’ voices and speak up against injustice.”

Kevin Reppen BA ’19
Crisis Management Coordinator at Concentric

“The political science program prepared me with the real skills and knowledge needed in my career.”

Gerardo Ramirez, BA ’12
Management Operations Analyst, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
MPA Candidate at University of Illinois Chicago