Get ready to lead in the 21st century.
Our rapidly changing global environment needs thinkers and doers capable of handling constantly emerging challenges. As our society faces increasingly complex legal and social concerns such as aging populations, environmental and health-care dilemmas, ineffective educational systems and homelessness, we turn to those who can handle our global village's rapid changes.
What it's all about:
The B.A. in Policy, Politics and International Affairs program is far from a traditional political science program; instead, it combines public administration, public policy, political theory, comparative government and international relations. You'll learn to apply analytical skills to national and global problems of the 21st century.
You can prepare for a career in:
- federal, state and local government
- the foreign service
- campaign management
- health administration
- public and private organizations that monitor or influence political processes or public policy.
Students can complete their upper-level major requirements for the B.A. in Policy, Politics and International Affairs fully online, in-person, or a combination of both. Some qualified transfer students may be able to complete the requirements for this bachelor’s degree entirely online. (NOTE: Coursework outside of the major may not be offered online.)
This program is designed specifically for students who lead busy lives or live and work far from UBalt's Baltimore campus.
Other Academic Options
Law School Early Entry Option
Earn both your undergraduate and law degrees in a minimum of five years through the Law School Early Entry Option to the UBalt School of Law. Learn more about the Law School Early Entry requirements for the Policy, Politics and International Affairs program.
You can choose to complete a minor to complement or support what you're studying in your major. Learn more about minors at UBalt. (Note that not all minors are possible to combine with every major.)
Enhance your academic experience with these professional development opportunities:
Gain practical experience as a fellow or intern through one of several student opportunities offered by the Schaefer Center for Public Policy
Join UBalt's chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, an honorary political science society that brings together faculty and students to discuss key public-policy issues
Apply for a College of Public Affairs Student Professional Development Grant to help you attend a conference, professional meeting or training
Apply for a UBalt Turner Research Award to help fund your research, specialized study, virtual experience or travel to a conference
Attend a free College of Public Affairs webinar such as the Voices of Public Service speaker series or the SPIA Faculty Lecture Series
- Become a student member of the American Society for Public Administration
For more information about undergraduate admission, please contact the Office of Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.877.ApplyUB.