The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University is a highly-competitive and prestigious programme with yearly applicants of over 7,500. The teaching staff are experienced and well-known in their respective academic fields. In addition, the Faculty also has the highest proportion of academic staff with doctorate degrees when compared to other faculties within Thammasat University.
Undergraduates from the Faculty have found employment in various professions, including public officials, business employees, Government’s overseas representatives, international organisations officials, journalists, politicians, academics, researchers, and so on. Notable alumni include Professor Noranit Setabutr (Rector of Thammasat University), Anan Anantakul (former Secretary-General to the Cabinet and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior), Pan Chantarapan (former judge of the Constitutional Court of Thailand), Jurin Laksanawisit (former Minister of Public Health), Ongart Klampaiboon (politician and former minister), Khunying Nattanon Taweesin (former Permanent Secretary of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration), and Wanida Tantiwittayapitak (dedicated human rights activist).
138 credits over the entire duration of the degree (46 subjects).
There are three majors on offer: Government and Politics, International Affairs, and Public Administrations.
First semester: August - December
Second semester: January - April
Summer semester: May - June
This is a full-time programme.
Students have to spend between 7 semesters (4 years) and 14 semesters (7 years) in order to complete the degree.
300 students per academic year, with completion rate of approximately 295 students.
Each student will need around 104,000 bath for the whole programme. The registration fee per semester is at 13,000 bath.
Rangsit Campus: Telephone 02-696-5317; Fax. 02-696-5302
Tha Prachan: Telephone 02-613-2302; Fax 02-226-5651
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