The mission of the Bachelor of Arts 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
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) play an important role in creating an open and
viable democratic society. This rapidly expanding sector faces the challenges posed
by the transition economy and society. We see training in NGO management and civil
society as excellent for developing professional managers in this sector in both Lebanon
and the Arab World. This program is designed to provide students with broad knowledge
in the field of International and Civil Society Organizations in general, and NGOs in
particular. Graduates will be prepared to work in several career areas, in independent
international, regional and local organizations and those that operate under the umbrella
of the United Nations and its various agencies.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the BA in Political Science will be able to:
- 1.Implement the conceptual knowledge on NGO management as a science and profession.
- 2.Demonstrate the operational skills and fundamental practical and theoretical knowledge required by the NGO community.
- 3.Demonstrate a command of the role of civil society in creating an enabling environment for development Cooperation across civil society organizations, government institutions, multi-lateral and bilateral back-donors.
- 4.Establish networks with multinational corporations, and, among others, media enterprises in their work on development.
All first-year applicants must complete the Admission Requirements
Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts at the Department of Government and International
Relations (DGIR) must complete a total of 105 credits for all majors with an overall
average of at least 2.0/4.0 and a minimum average of 2.0/4.0 in the major requirements.