Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Bachelor of Arts in

Political Science

The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (ABPL) program aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of political systems, theories, and practices. It equips students with critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills necessary for understanding and participating in the political process.

Program Educational Objectives

1 Graduates shall have effective communication and teamwork skills, creativity and critical thinking;Collaborative with leadership skills, critical thinker, and creative
2 Graduates shall have skills and capacities to apply theories in various disciplines in accordance with high standards of ethics;Ethical, competent and equipped with research-based knowledge
3 Graduates shall become successful professionals serving local and international communities; andCollaborative and with leadership skills
4 Graduates shall have lifelong learning skills to facilitate changes in themselves and in their society.Life-long learner
  • Program Outcomes
    • Compare, contrast and classify the major concepts in the discipline;
    • Recognize and define the distinctiveness of the discipline, its sub-fields, theories and methods;
    • Design and execute research inquiries using appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods guided by theories or conceptual frameworks;
    • Demonstrate written, visual and oral presentation skills to produce and present analytical reports;
    • Critique, judge and respond to current issues and problems based on a substantive understanding of the historical and contemporary developments in the national and global contexts; and
    • Develop a predisposition towards ethical political involvement and practice in various forms and on different levels of engagement.
  • Curriculum

    1st Year • 1st Semester

    Course NameUnits
    English Enhancement Course3
    The University and I2
    Mathematics in the Modern World3
    National Service Training Program 1/ Civic Welfare Training Program 13
    Physical Activities Toward Health and Fitness 12
    Science, Technology and Society3
    Understanding the Self3
    Readings in Philippine History3

    1st Year • 2nd Semester

    Course NameUnits
    Purposive Communication3
    The Family2
    Panitikang Filipino3
    Art Appreciation3
    National Service Training Program 2/ Civic Welfare Training Program 23
    Physical Activities Toward Health and Fitness 22
    Fundamentals of Political Science3

    2nd Year • 1st Semester

    Course NameUnits
    Great Books3
    Physical Activities Toward Health and Fitness 32
    Intro to Philippine Politics and Governance3
    Intro to Political Analysis and Research3
    The Contemporary World3

    2nd Year • 2nd Semester

    Course NameUnits
    Kulturang Popular3
    Physical Activities Toward Health and Fitness 42
    Introduction to Political Theory 13
    Quali & Quanti Analysis of Data3
    Introduction to Psychology3
    Rizal's Life, Works and Writings3

    3rd Year • 1st Semester

    Course NameUnits
    Foreign Language3
    Intro to Comparative Politics3
    Philippine Public Administration3
    Political Law/Constitutional Law3
    Introduction to Political Theory 23

    3rd Year • 2nd Semester

    Course NameUnits
    Academic Writing3
    Intro to International Relations3
    Politics & Governance in Southeast Asia3
    Political Economy3
    General Sociology3

    3rd Year • Summer

    Course NameUnits
    Practicum in Political Science3

    4th Year • 1st Semester

    Course NameUnits
    Asian Literature3
    Law and Public Policy3
    Research in Political Science 13
    Culture and Psychology/Fil Psych3

    4th Year • 2nd Semester

    Course NameUnits
    Accounting for Non-Accountants3
    English for Occupational Purposes3
    Special Topics in Political Science3
    Research in Political Science 23
    The curriculum is subject to modification without prior notice. For precise and current listings, kindly coordinate with our registrar department.
  • Estimated Fees
    Particular Amount
    Estimated Total Fees per semester (including tuition and other fees)₱27,063.00
    The particulars and corresponding amounts are subject to modification without prior notice. For precise and current listings, kindly coordinate with our treasury and assessment department.
  • Career Opportunities

    Entry Level:

    • Legislative Assistant: Provide support to legislators by conducting research, drafting reports, and tracking legislation. Assist in constituent relations and communication.
    • Policy Analyst Assistant: Support policy analysts in researching and evaluating public policies. Assist in preparing reports and policy briefs.
    • Research Assistant (Think Tank): Work in a think tank conducting research on political and policy issues. Support senior researchers in data collection and analysis.
    • Political Campaign Staff: Join a political campaign team to support various campaign activities. Engage in outreach, organize events, and assist with campaign strategy.
    • Public Affairs Specialist: Support public relations and communication efforts for organizations or government agencies. Assist in crafting messages and coordinating public outreach initiatives.


    • Policy Analyst: Analyze and research policy issues for government agencies or think tanks. Develop recommendations and reports based on research findings.
    • Government Affairs Specialist: Advocate on behalf of an organization's interests with government agencies. Monitor legislative developments and engage in lobbying efforts.
    • Political Consultant: Provide strategic advice to political candidates or organizations. Offer expertise in campaign strategy, messaging, and public relations.
    • Public Relations Manager (Government or NGO): Manage public relations efforts for government agencies or non-profit organizations. Develop communication strategies and oversee media relations.
    • City Planner: Work in urban planning departments to develop and implement city plans. Collaborate with communities, policymakers, and stakeholders to shape development.

    Senior Level:

    • Senior Policy Advisor: Provide high-level advice to government officials or policymakers. Shape and influence policy decisions based on expertise.
    • Government Relations Director: Lead government relations efforts for corporations, associations, or NGOs. Develop and implement strategies to influence public policy.
    • Campaign Manager: Manage political campaigns, overseeing staff and strategy. Coordinate fundraising, outreach, and campaign events.
    • Director of Public Affairs: Oversee public affairs departments in corporations or government agencies. Shape public image, manage crises, and lead communication efforts.
    • Diplomat/Foreign Service Officer: Represent a country's interests abroad and engage in diplomatic relations. Work in embassies or consulates on international affairs and negotiations.

    Managerial/Executive Level:

    • Chief Public Policy Officer: Serve as the top executive overseeing an organization's public policy initiatives. Shape the organization's policy positions and advocacy efforts.
    • Director of Government Affairs (Corporation): Oversee government relations for a corporation. Develop strategies to navigate regulatory environments and advocate for the company's interests.
    • Political Strategist (Campaign Consulting Firm): Lead a political consulting firm, providing strategic advice to clients. Manage a team of consultants and oversee multiple campaigns.
    • City Manager: Serve as the chief executive officer of a city government. Implement policies, manage city operations, and work with elected officials.
    • Nonprofit Executive Director (Advocacy Organization): Lead a nonprofit organization focused on advocacy and public policy. Develop and execute organizational strategy, manage staff, and engage with stakeholders.


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