Why ODU for Political Science?

Prepare for political engagement and leadership. ODU's online political science bachelor's program is nationally and internationally recognized for student and faculty achievements.

Your coursework will examine both domestic and international topics. Study American politics, Virginia state and local politics, public law, or comparative politics and international relations.

You can choose to complete a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science with a major in political science. Both degrees emphasize all types of research and solidify learning with written and applied student work.

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Best Online Bachelor's in Political Science, 2021
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Required Courses

To earn a bachelor's degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. This bachelor’s program requires 120 total credit hours.

Your exact course of study will depend on whether you pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science.

Talk with our enrollment team to determine how your credits will transfer.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Many classes don't have a scheduled meeting time, so you can fit class into your personal schedule. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Careers in Political Science

Our graduates find careers in:

  • Politics and government
  • International organizations
  • Law
  • Media
  • Academia
  • The Armed Forces
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Consultancies
  • Business
  • And more

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$360 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-State Students$407 per credit hour

Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

These tuition rates are effective Summer 2021 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

This program is available completely online, which means you can apply to ODU as a freshman.

Already have college credits? Before you apply, our enrollment team can provide a free transfer evaluation to see how your credits will transfer to ODU.

No matter where you're starting, we'll help you succeed from application to graduation.

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ODU has partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. 

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Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUOnline.

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