This program uses the latest technology to deliver a rich and engaging learning experience that can help empower you to navigate successfully among private, government, and nonprofit sectors.

Our online program allows you to:

  • Gain a deep understanding of political theory.
  • Develop the tools and skills necessary to identify issues and effect positive change in your organization and your community.
  • Focus on an area within the field that interests you most, and position you for graduate study.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: April 10, 2017

Duration: 48 months

Transfer Credits: Up to 135 quarter credits

Choose from our General Program or five different specializations:

  • Global Issues and Social Justice
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Managing in the Public Environment
  • Public Service Through Civic Engagement
  • Social Entrepreneurship

AIM Higher at Walden University

Accelerate into Masters

Transition from a bachelor’s degree to a master’s degree in less time with Walden’s Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) degree option. AIM offers high-achieving undergraduate students an opportunity to take as many as five graduate-level courses in their undergraduate coursework.

Upon completion, credits from these courses can be applied toward a master’s degree. With the AIM degree option, you can earn your master’s degree in as little as one year, depending on your individual progress and degree program.

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  • Explain how public policy is formulated and implemented.
  • Define ethical leadership and evaluate its importance in contemporary government and public administration.

More about our BS in Political Science and Public Administration program

  • Career Options

    Walden's BS in Political Science and Public Administration can prepare you for careers in a variety of professional settings, such as:*

    • Private business
    • Law
    • International and Nonprofit Organizations
    • Journalism
    • Electoral Politics

    *Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

  • Entry Requirements

    Admission is considered for adult students who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:

    • You are 21 years of age or older.
    • You are less than 21 years of age with 60 quarter credit hours.
    • You are an active member of the military or a veteran with documentation of service.
    • You are concurrently enrolled in an approved partner institution with an articulation agreement with Walden.

    You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

    Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the BS in Political Science and Public Administration program and financial aid options.

    Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

Why earn your BS in Political Science and Public Administration at Walden?

  • Social Change

    Become more than a scholar; gain skills to help you make a difference in your community.

  • Accelerate Into Master's

    You can apply credits earned in this program towards select master's programs.

  • Exceptional Student Support

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.



“Walden has a very supportive and accessible environment. I loved the fact that I could access support immediately—it was at my fingertips."

Andrea Baer | BS in Political Science and Public Administration Student