Undergraduate Programs


AB Political Science provides its graduates with a solid background in international relations, comparative politics, political theory, and public management. The program is designed to train students in critical and analytical thinking and leadership. The program is enchanced by an intership program, a Junior Term Abroad program, and service learning course.

Careers: The program provides one the best pre-law preparation programs as well as training for work in government and social development.

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AB-MA Political Science, Major in Global Politics (Straight Program) is developed for outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing a master's degree after four years of undergraduate studies in political science. It has a selective intake and thus demands higher standards from its students in preparation for advanced studies in political science in their senior year.

Careers: The program prepares graduates for careers in teaching, research, and development work in local and regional arenas. It also provides solid background for doctoral studies in the Philippines and abroad.

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AB Political Science-Masters in Public Management (Straight Program) is a collaboration between the Political Science Department and the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG). Designed as an ABMA program, it targets students who are interested in finishing with a Masters in Public Management (MPM) degree in one year under the auspices of the ASoG. The program is further distinguished by a rigorous internship training.

Careers: The program is a training ground for future functionaries, development leaders, and politicians.

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AB Diplomacy and International Relations with specialization in East and Southeast Asian Studies is designed to train students who envision a diplomatic career with the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the United Nations and its agencies and other regional and international organizations. A specialization track in East and Southeast Asian studies equips students with a multidisciplinary understanding of the region's history, culture, language, economic development, politics and business.

Careers: The program provides rigorous training to students who are inclined to take the Foreign Service Exam and enter the diplomatic corps.

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Minor in Global Politics is designed to introduce International Relations and Comparative Politics to non-political science majors students in the Ateneo. The program allows students to develop a specialization to increase the dimension of their knowledge.

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Minor in Public Management seeks to provide student with a specialization in public governance. The program aims to offer the theoretical foundations of the field, development of leadership skills, and an appreciation of ethical standards.

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