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    Political Science and Public Administration  (BSc):

a.    Aim of Program

The Faculty of Political Science at Girne American University was established in 2015 after its departments existing under the Faculty of Business and Administrative Sciences for many years. The Faculty is dedicated to research, understand and explain politics and international relations. The main motivation of the faculty is to educate students to enhance their vision in politics and international relations, challenge, construct, analyze and engage in  critical thinking and to probe relevant information and tools for investigation to generate their own answers.

On completing the program, the students are expected to acquire competency in conceptual and historical information regarding administrative and political phenomena, critical and analytical thinking, the development of oral communication, written, and research skills in English, an inter-disciplinary approach to both regional and global conflicts as well as conflict resolution strategies, and theoretical and practical capability for development of leadership, team-work, decision making, and problem solving skills.

b.    Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Sciences degree in Political Science and Public Administration

c.    Employment Opportunities

The graduates have the opportunity to find jobs in diplomatic areas, public institutions, political parties, civil society organizations, international organizations, private companies and media as well as universities, strategic research centers and public opinion research companies. Thus, it is a widely preferred area of study in the recent years by young, talented and ambitious students looking for a good future career and position in society.

d.    Educational Objectives

Develop critical, analytical and strategic thinking and enhance effective decision-making,

Demonstrate ability for team working, collaboration and leadership,

Have detailed knowledge about Political Science and Public Administration discipline and awareness of a variety of ideas, concepts and theories within this framework,

Acquire proficiency in English and utilize effective communication skills,

Gain IT skills which are conducive for research using various resources and databases,

Apply knowledge acquired into practical experience through internship before graduation,

Gain ethical consciousness and behavior required by the Political Science and Public Administration discipline,

Apply theoretical Political Science and Public Administration knowledge to contemporary problems challenging the states.

e.    Educational Methods

 Lecturers teach/explain the topics using audio &visual  tools during  2/3 of course time, 1/3 of it is conducted as seminar style IAT interactive method principles.

 Research based activities such as; doing presentation and writing article related with course subject are executed by the students.

f.     Graduation Requirements

Students have to complete 132 credits,

Students should be at least 2 CGPA or above,

Students are required  to do 30 days internship,

Students must also pass from four non-credit courses related with Turkish History and Languages.

BUS101 Intro. to Business & Mgmt. I 3 0 3 6
COMP103 Computer Applications l 3 0 3 4
PSYC100 Psychology 3 0 3 4
POLS101 Introduction to Political Science 3 0 3 10
EGL101 Development of Reading Skills 3 0 3 4
NH001 National History 3 0 0 1
TFL101 Turkish as a Foreign Language I (For Non-Natives) 3 0 0 2
Total 15

+-Course Descriptions

The Faculty of Political Science was established in 1985 under Faculty of Business and Economics Faculty and currently has around 700 students. As part of Cyprus’s leading international university, which  has four  campuses   in three continents, the students of the Faculty of Political Science  have  opportunities  to study  in the UK, USA, North Cyprus  and Singapore. Faculty of Political Science  provides a wide range of  high quality bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs and attracts talented students  from all around the world. Girne American University Faculty of Political Science has developed discipline specific graduate attributes and obtained international accreditations (IACB and ECBE in addition to YÖD and YÖK).

Career opportunities: The core curriculum providesa career-oriented learning and practice so as to be responsive to ever changing contemporary global requirements and needs. At the Faculty of Political Science, we create effective decision makers and successful leaders capable of making contributions serving the needs of local, national and international communities.

Given the multidisciplinary and career oriented nature of programs,  a bachelor’s degree in  International Relations and Political Science and Public Administration  provide a solid background for many jobs and professions in International Relations and Political Science Environment as well as central and local  government, international institutions.

Departments: The Faculty of Political Science comprises two academic departments: International Relations, Political Science & Public Administration.