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, analyse 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.
Bachelor of Sciences degree in Political Science and Public Administration
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.
-Develop critical, analytical and strategic thinking and enhance effective decision-making, -Demonstrate ability for teamworking, 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 behaviour required by the Political Science and Public Administration discipline, -Apply theoretical Political Science and Public Administration knowledge to contemporary problems challenging the states.
- 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.
- Students have to complete 132 credits, - Studentts 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.