Political Science Program Overview
The University of Texas Permian Basin's online Bachelor of Arts in Political Science program was designed for students who want to build knowledge that can prepare them to thrive in a variety of careers and those who wish to gain a foundation for law school. This program is:
120 credit hours in total.
Key topics addressed within UT Permian Basin's online BA in political science program include American politics at national, state, and local levels, comparative politics (differences in international political systems), and judicial politics. Through completion of the program’s courses, you’ll acquire a strong understanding of how governments are structured and how their various agencies function and interact with one another.
Accessibility: Engage with highly experienced faculty who want to help you meet your long-term goals.
Efficiency: Earn the same distinguished degree as campus-based graduates in as little as one year.
Flexibility: Complete online coursework on your schedule and from anywhere with internet access.
Careers for BA in Political Science Graduates
A BA in political science from The University of Texas Permian Basin can position you to follow one of many rewarding career paths, including:
Public Relations Specialist
Market Research Analyst
Students in our BA in political science program may be eligible for financial aid. To see if you are eligible for a federal student loan, fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using UT Permian Basin’s school code: 009930 (see studentaid.gov to apply). The priority deadlines for FAFSA are July 15th for fall and November 15th for spring.
Admission Policy and Requirements
In order to prevent delays in processing applications due to COVID-19, students will be reviewed on a holistic basis focusing on the strength of their high school record, overall GPA, grades within the core subjects, dual-credit work, and additional information (resume and/or extracurricular activities, leadership opportunities, and work experience).
While SAT and ACT scores are not required at this time, we recognize the value of standardized tests as a piece of the review process and will consider scores alongside the other required application credentials, if provided.
Transfer Student Admission Requirements
Minimum of 24 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university
GPA of 2.0 or higher in previous college-level coursework
Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
Dual-credit high school courses must be included
Incoming Freshman Admission Requirements
If you have completed less than 24 hours of transferable college-level work from a regionally accredited college or university after graduating from high school or receiving your GED, please provide the following:
Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (including dual-credit work while in high school)
Official high school transcript showing GPA, class rank, and expected graduation date or GED scores
SAT and/or ACT scores from within the last five years (note: this requirement has been temporarily waived through Fall 2021, but scores will be considered if submitted)
The application fee is $40.
If you are a freshman applicant, you may request a fee waiver when you apply by sending us your official college application fee waiver form provided by the SAT or ACT. You may also request a fee waiver if the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) listed on your Student Aid Report is zero.