Academics | Faculties | FACULTY OF LAW & POLITICAL SCIENCE | Department of Government and International Relations | Bachelor of Arts in Political Science | NDU

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The mission of the Bachelor’s degree in Political Science is to build the characteristics of high intellect, moral integrity, enlightened citizenship, human solidarity, and responsible leadership by providing a balance of practical, theoretical, and applied course work in the concerned areas of study to students.


Program Educational Objectives

The BA program in Political Science is designed to provide students with a full awareness of the discipline of Political Science. The major program will equip students with knowledge of the structures, institutions, and processes that make up the practice of domestic, regional, and global politics. The core curriculum is developed in a way to stimulate critical analysis and evaluation of the political conditions and cases examined. The department equips the students with the necessary oral and written skills that will afford them a smooth and solid transition into the graduate studies as well as professional preparation in areas which include: the public sector, Foreign Service, international and regional organizations, multi-national corporations, banking institutions, media and other enterprises.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the BA in Political Science will be able to:

  1. 1.Demonstrate critical mastery of the technical and formal material required for entry into the workforce;
  2. 2.Demonstrate a strong command of the major political science theories and concepts;
  3. 3.Analyze critically and respond to the social, political, and economic needs of the state;
  4. 4.Discuss critically the current issues in the field of political science in written and oral form;
  5. 5.Write analytical research papers on political science topics.


Liberal Arts Curriculum (30cr.)

Electives in GIR (24cr.)

Free Electives (6cr.)

Electives: 9 cr. from POS courses.

Suggested Program

Fall Semester Year I (15cr.)
NGO 201 Intro. To NGOs and Civil Society 3 cr.
ENL 222 Sophomore Rhetoric 3 cr.
NGO 202 Intro. to Development Theory 3 cr.
CSC 201 Computer & Its Use 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year I (15cr.)
NGO 203 Intro. To NGO Management 3 cr.
ENL 235 Technical English 3 cr.
NGO 204 Civil Society in the MENA- region & Arab World 3 cr.
ECN 212 Macro – economics 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
Summer Session Year I (6cr.)
IAF 211 Introduction to International Relations 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
Fall Semester Year II (15cr.)
PAD 201 Introduction to Public Administration 3 cr.
IAF 407 International and Regional Organization 3 cr.
NGO 302 Human Resource Management 3 cr.
POS 350 Comp. Gov. & Politics 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year II (15cr.)
POS 442 Lebanese Const. Law 3 cr.
POS 353 Governments of the Middle East 3 cr.
NGO 303 Financial Management 3 cr.
Major Elective 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
Summer Session Year II (9cr.)
Major Elective 3 cr.
Free Elective 3 cr.
Free Elective 3 cr.
Fall Semester Year III (15cr.)
POS 382 Research Methods 3 cr.
NGO 401 Civil Society and Advocacy 3 cr.
NGO 402 Humanitarian Assistance 3 cr.
NGO 403 Social Policy 3 cr.
POS 345 Ethics & Leadership 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year III (15cr.)
NGO 404 International Cooperation 3 cr.
NGO 490 Special Topics 3 cr.
NGO 405 Management of Social Institutions 3 cr.
POS 421 Environmental Pol. 3 cr.
NGO 406 Corporate Social Responsiblity 3 cr.
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