Government policy shapes the world

Learn how you can make a difference with a political science course.

Online political science courses

Politics creates a framework that impacts nearly every aspect of our lives, from the laws we live under to the strength of our economy. It also has played a significant role in many historical events. When you study politics you learn about the influence it has on society and discover how to recognize its impact on public policy.

Our political science courses allow you to explore political theory and application at the state, local, federal and international levels. You can also learn about the organization, administration and functions of government and how political power is influenced by wealth and public opinion.

Enroll in an online political science course and learn about:

  • The relationship between state and federal governments.
  • The issue of wealth, power and influence in the United States.
  • The foundation of government and the political process.
  • Important components of the U.S. Constitution and the role of state constitutions.

As a student you will have access to helpful online tools, including academic resources like the Center for Writing Excellence, research help and a comprehensive online library. We also have valuable career resources to help you find a career that’s right for you.

You can take an individual class for personal development or apply your credit toward a degree program. Please note, if you plan on transferring to an outside educational institution, it is important that you check with them first to determine if credits are transferrable before you enroll.

Our convenient programs make continuing education more readily available for the adult learner. You can take a political science course online from anywhere, completing course work when it works for you.  Get started now by calling 866.484.1815 or request more information.

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Associate, bachelor's and master's courses are academic, for-credit courses. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student's responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student's choice. Individual courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.

While widely available, not all courses are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. More information about admissions requirements can be found in the Academic Catalog.