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Political Science and Public Administration department offers a comprehensive program for future leaders, administrators and managers of public institutions as well as private organisations and companies. The program teaches numerous courses in Political Science, Political Theory, Public Administration, History, Administrative and Managerial Sciences and Law as well as other important subjects for students. The graduates have the opportunity to find jobs in diplomatic areas, public institutions, political parties, civil society organisations, international organisations, 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.


Department of Political Science and Public Administration Outcomes:

  1. Develop critical, analytical and strategic thinking and enhance effective decision-making,
  2. Demonstrate ability for teamworking, collaboration and leadership,
  3. Have detailed knowledge about Political Science and Public Administration discipline and awareness of a variety of ideas, concepts and theories within this framework,
  4. Acquire proficiency in English and utilize effective communication skills,
  5. Gain IT skills  which are conducive for research using various resources and databases,
  6. Apply knowledge acquired into practical experience through internship before graduation,
  7. Gain ethical consciousness and behaviour required by the  Political Science and Public Administration discipline,
  8. Apply theoretical Political Science and Public Administration knowledge to contemporary problems challenging the states.

BUS101 Intro. to Business & Mgmt. I 3 0 3
COMP103 Computer Applications l 3 0 3
PSYC100 Psychology 3 0 3
POLS101 Introduction to Political Science 3 0 3
EGL101 Development of Reading Skills 3 0 3
NH001 National History 0 0 0
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.