BA with Major in Political Science

Study B.A. with Major in Political Science

It is a 3 years undergraduate degree programme in Political Science focused on the study of political philosophy and practice and a description and interpretation of the political systems and conduct. The programme has the ability to empower the students with effective communication, professional and thinking skills.

Apart from learning research, innovation, and entrepreneurship, it also encourages the students to reflect on their responsibilities to others in the local, national and global ecosystem. It prepares socially responsible media personnel, researchers, and academicians with a global vision.

It gives a baseline understanding of different concepts and principles related to politics, state, government and administrations. Moreover, it also gives an idea about how political parties and governments work.

Scope of B.A. Political Science

Our B.A. Political Science revolves around various topics of politics. It touches on systems of governance, economics, sociology, international relations, psychology, etc.

In recent years the programme has gained massive popularity amongst students. The programme not only provides job opportunities but also opens various opportunities for higher education such as M.A. Political Science, M.A. International Relations, etc.

It also prepares a student to undertake competitive exams such as UPSC to work as a civil servant under the different arms of the legislative. One can also enter into active politics post this degree after the age of 25.

Carrier Options for B.A. Political Science

A graduate of this program learns about major traditions of Indian and western political systems. Apart from understanding the basic theories of public administration, a student also gets exposed to various debates on national and international political aspects. This prepares a student for the following job opportunities

  • Politics
  • Social Service
  • Journalism
  • Civil Services
  • Law
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Teacher
  • Political Analyst
  • Political Campaign Manager/Staff
  • PR Representative/Staff
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Political Scientist

Programme offered at

  • GITAM School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Visakhapatnam Campus
  • GITAM School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hyderabad Campus
  • GITAM School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Bengaluru Campus

Duration of the Programme

  • 3 Years

Check Eligibility

  • A minimum of 60% or 6.0 CGPA (55% in the case of CBSE, ICSE, ISCSE, IGSCE, and IB) in Pre-University / Higher Secondary / 10+2 / Intermediate examination in any discipline or equivalent from any recognized Board or Council and Qualified in GAT (UG Humanities) 2023.

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Curriculum and Syllabus