Director

Juan Guillermo Albarracín

Length of program

9 semesters and 1 semester of work placement

Tuition cost (semester)

$ 7.810.000 COP

Our focus

Political Science examines power relations and, particularly, how they define decision-making processes. Political scientists analyze the relationship between and state institutions, the establishment of social order and how social groups seek to enact their preferences through the political system. The discipline also explores how states construct and defend their interests in different international scenarios, such as intergovernmental organizations.

Universidad Icesi's Political Science program stands out for

Reasons to study political science at Universidad Icesi

Candidate profile

Political science is your ideal undergraduate program if you are interested in international and national political events or curious about how political institutions work; if you enjoy working with communities or exploring the cause of society’s problems and challenges

Graduate profile

Political science graduates from Universidad Icesi understand how political institutions and processes shape and transform important political and economic dynamics in the world, the region, and the country. This five-year program, rich in history, comparative analysis, and applied experience, allows our graduates to stand out as effective and highly creative professionals capable of offering interpretations of and solutions to political, economic and social problems.

Career opportunities

Political scientists from Universidad Icesi can hold leadership positions in the public and private sectors, working for the Colombian foreign service, in international organizations such as the United Nations, in non-governmental organizations, and in the media. They serve as strategic advisors in businesses, offer strategic political analysis through specialized consulting firms, conduct applied research in think tanks, and pursue teaching and research at the university level.

Formation lines
  • Languages
  • Disciplinary expertise
  • Professional expertise
  • Science and humanities
  • Citizenship