Political Sciences

Almost inexistent as an autonomous domain of study before the 1989 Romanian Revolution, political science already became a well defined disciplinary area, represented accordingly in the national research and higher education field.
As a scope, political science targets a wide range of preoccupations, starting from investigating individual political behavior to the analysis of worldwide international relations analysis, from understanding power in relations among individuals, groups and states, to the knowledge of governing mechanisms, or from examining institutions to reflections upon more general political problems.
Following this program, our faculty comes forth in welcoming young people, interested in such curricula, continuously aiming at preparing and shaping these youngsters in future specialists in political sciences.
True to this mission, the structure of the teaching curricula is designed in such a way that, upon graduating, the students would possess those cognitive and professional competencies which would allow them to continue their studies in graduate and PhD schools, as well as to get hired at the level of their acquired competencies.
Therefore, the curriculum includes theoretical subject matters (political philosophy, history of political thought, political theories, political ideologies etc) as well as empirical ones (Romanian political system, comparative political systems). In the same time, there are clusters of courses which give specificity to the study program in reference to similar national programs. For instance, some of them target specific/particular political issues or themes, such as European ones (communitarian law, European institutions, European parties and political families, the economy of European integration). Other issues explore conflicts and political communication (theory of political conflicts, political crises management, introduction in political communication).
The sequencing of curricular subject matters in the education plan assures gradual progress in learning, starting with theoretical fundaments of the domain (taught in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd semesters), towards specific political science themes and issues (approached within specialty courses, in the 4th semester, and moreover during the 5th and 6th). This educational path confers unity and coherence to the study program.
The classes offer a wide variety of perspectives with complementary character (economy, law, sociology, history, psychology), therefore contributing to the understanding of the intricate dimensions of the political field and politics in general.
In the educational program, there are three weeks internships, at the end of the forth semester. The students practice their specialty within governmental and non-governmental institutions and organizations, such as Bucharest Town Hall, Sector City Halls, the National Council against Discrimination, the Presidential Administration, and the Pro Democracy Association.

The acquired competencies offer graduating students the possibility of exerting professions such as:
• Researcher in political sciences;
• Political analyst;
• Public administration counselor;
• Political organization counselor;
• Public administration expert;
• Diplomatic counselor;
• General Secretary of the Cabinet;
• Administrative clerk.

Education Plan [download here]