Political Science B.A. & B.S.

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Degree in Political Science

Are you interested in American politics? International affairs? Critical issues such as health, the environment, civil rights? Theories concerning the ideal government and how power and resources are allocated in society? Do you want to study these subjects and pursue a career based on your interest? If so, you should consider studying political science.

Political science students gain a versatile set of skills that can be applied in a wide range of careers in the public and private sectors. Our students build skills in critical reading, information gathering and analysis, and oral and written communication that employers in every field value. Political science is also excellent preparation for advanced study in law, public policy, public administration, international relations, and may other areas.

Students may earn either a B.A. or a B.S. degree in political science. Students will work with their academic advisor to select the program best suited to their academic and professional goals.

Degree Requirements and Emphasis Areas

Students who declared the major prior to fall 2016 are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor regarding degree requirements. 

Political Science B.A. and B.S. Degree Requirements

Emphasis Areas in Political Science