The newly launched Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Governance (BAPG) is a four-year program with a strong core in politics and governance supplemented by a variety of other major courses and free electives. As part of a liberal arts education offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, this innovative program provides students with the knowledge and skills to understand the relationship between politics, society, and governance and the values, beliefs, and institutions that constitute the governing processes. Graduates of the program will be prepared for leadership positions in local and global organizations within the public service sector. They will also be equipped to work within the private sector, such as with businesses that interact closely with the government, or with non-profit organizations that provide a variety of public services outside of the government scope.
Students will develop analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to discuss citizens’ roles within the governing processes, evaluate conflicting positions, and make informed, impactful conclusions on pressing societal issues. Developing valuable creative skills, they will cultivate their experience and commitment to the field, society, and lifelong learning.
The BAPG program will be taught by faculty who bring their experience from working in leading positions in government, public administration, research centers, NGOs, and more. They are regularly published in reputable international journals, participate in local and international conferences, and present expert opinions on domestic and international affairs.
Students have the ability to apply for internship opportunities at various state institutions and international organizations and for a semester abroad through Erasmus + Student Credit Mobility programs at universities across Europe.
Why choose BAPG?
A NEWLY ESTABLISHED PROGRAM
BAPG is an innovative undergraduate program, and the first of its kind in Armenia and the region. The program builds on the successes and achievements of the Master of Political Science and International Affairs (MPSIA), founded in 1994. In addition to twenty-five years of top-notch teaching and research experience, the MPSIA has developed a vast network of alumni with successful careers in academia, government, private enterprise, non-profit organizations, and international institutions.
A PROGRAM TAKING A GLOBAL VIEW
Tailored to the Armenian context, the program takes a global view and enables students to contextualize and address political and societal challenges in an increasingly interconnected and ever-evolving world.
A PROGRAM DESIGNED TO IMPACT SOCIETY AND THE COUNTRY
Through education, the program aims to impact society and advance the leadership of Armenia. Students graduating from this program will be equipped to become part of the solutions for the country and our increasingly interconnected world.
A PROGRAM OFFERING STATE-OF-THE-ART COURSES
The program offers courses to develop skills in five disciplines: Politics, Business and Economics, Sociology, Social Science Research, and History. The program focuses on decision-making and conflict resolution at the local, national, and international levels, and the interconnection of democracy, citizenship, rule of law, and human rights.
BROAD CAREER PROSPECTS AFTER GRADUATION
The graduates of the program can pursue a career in government and international organizations, local, international, private enterprises and foreign missions in Armenia.
ATTRACTIVE POST-GRADUATE DESTINATIONS
Graduates of the BAPG program can continue their studies to obtain an MA degree in political science, international relations, public administration, governance, human rights, diplomacy, law, or other graduate programs.