Bachelor's Degree in Political Science
The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science has as its focus the theoretical and methodological aspects of the study of politics. It introduces students to the systematic analysis of political structures, institutions, issues and events. An understanding of the historical and behavioral aspects of political life in an increasingly globalized world is the foundation on which the academic curriculum for this degree is based. The Bachelor of Arts program in political science prepares students to identify, analyze, and critically interrogate relations of power and governance. Whether the particular topic is legislative systems, international relations, parties and elections, social movements, law, or political theory, coursework in political science provides the opportunity for in-depth study of the distribution, dynamics, and legitimization of political power.
JCU’s program and curriculum in political science has traditional strengths in the behavioral and historical study of American, European and international institutional politics, as well as global public policy, human rights, peace and conflict studies, and global political theory. Reflecting its special place in Rome as the birthplace of the European Union and as capital of both a political state (Italy) and an international religious faith (the Catholic Church), and of three international food organizations, JCU’s Bachelor of Arts in Political Science also offers a regional focus on politics in the European and broader Mediterranean context.
This degree program will be of value to anyone planning a professional career with an international dimension. It prepares students for future work or graduate study in:
- International Institutions
- Global Development Organizations
- Diplomacy and Foreign Service
- Transnational Financial, Business and Law Firms and Corporations
- Global Service and Advocacy
JCU’s Career Services Office connects students with hundreds of competitive internships per semester. By taking advantage of these services, you could graduate from college having completed an internship working in your desired field, from assisting in the US Embassy’s daily operations to drafting policy briefs at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.