Students in the Politics concentration begin their studies with a foundation in political thought, international relations, and policy analysis. As they advance through their degree program, they take on coursework in public policy, philosophy, and social justice. For any given module listed in the overview above, several courses may be offered that allow students to fulfill the requirement.
Study Abroad Opportunities
Politics students can choose to enhance their study of the field by spending a semester or year abroad at an institution with a specialized program in their area of interest. Of special appeal to politics students is the combined internship and political studies framework of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program in New York City, or the social sciences programs of Sciences Po Paris and other Sciences Po campuses in France. Also of particular interest is the politics program of the University of Malmö in Sweden, and the study of political science at all of BCB’s other partner universities: Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; Lingnan University, Hong Kong; and the University Colleges in Amsterdam, Utrecht, and Leiden.