LICENŢĂ | BACHELOR OF ARTS
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science [Licenţă Ştiinţe Politice, specializarea Ştiinţe Politice în limba engleză]
Brief overview

Undergraduate study program of 3 years (6 semesters)
[Program de licenţă de 3 ani (6 semestre)]
No. of credits [Nr. de credite]: 180 ECTS

All courses within this program are fully taught and examined in English.

The program in Political Science was established in 1997. Fully taught in English, this BA stream was a forerunner in Romanian higher education. Around 10 to 15% of the student body are foreign nationals from Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. The curriculum provides the foundations of political science with introductory courses on the scientific study of core disciplines in comparative politics, political theory, international relations, comparative constitutionalism, political economy, data analysis and methodology. All students are enrolled for one full academic year in internship activities with governmental and non-governmental partners, such as state institutions (the Romanian Presidency, the Romanian Parliament), the central administration (various ministries and governmental agencies), the local administration (mayor’s office, city hall offices); political parties; representations of various international organizations or governments, such as the United Nations agencies, the EU institutions and foreign embassies in Romania; top national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs); media outlets;  All students are also enrolled in specialized English language courses, which help them consolidate their basic language skills and allow them to acquire the relevant vocabulary and linguistic proficiency required by top international employers.

Mobility and professionalism
  • All professors have studied abroad in prestigious higher education institutions with top programs in the fields of Political Science and international relations in Europe and US; 
  • Every year, for courses or special lectures the program receives guest professors from US and other countries in Europe and Asia. 
  • All students can benefit from at least one semester of European mobility in one of the over 70 universities and programs from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Turkey with which the faculty has bilateral agreements;
  • All students are enrolled for one full academic year in internship activities, which are recognized as part of their curriculum and workload for their degree. 
A program for a building a career
The organizations in which the internship can be implemented or who present their employment opportunities in session tailored specifically for our students are selected from all major sectors relevant for political science careers in an increasingly internationalized environment:
  • state institutions such as the Romanian Presidency, the Parliament of Romania, the central administration (the General Secretariat of the Romanian government, the various ministries and the governmental agencies), and the local administration (mayor’s office, city hall offices); 
  • political parties; 
  • representations of various international organizations or governments, such as the United Nations agencies, the EU institutions and foreign embassies in Romania; 
  • top national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs); 
  • media outlets; 
  • national and transnational companies; 
  • academic and/or policy research centers. 
The activities pursued during the internship allow students
  • to develop their practical skills and test several areas of interest in order find the most appropriate career for them within the large set of possibilities offered by political science; 
  • to understand what is expected from them within the labour market; 
  • to have direct access to potential employers; 
  • to build professional networks relevant for their future careers.