Political Science B.A. & B.S.

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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 departmental advisor to select the program best suited to their academic and professional goals.

Degree Requirements

Please note:  Requirements for the political science major have changed. Students who entered the university prior to fall 2016 and/or declared the political science major prior to fall 2016 are held to the pre-fall 2016 requirements. Students who entered the university fall 2016 or after and/or declared the political science major fall 2016 or after are held to the fall 2016 and after requirements.

Political Science B.A. and B.S. Fall 2016 and After

Political Science B.A. and B.S. Pre-Fall 2016

Emphasis Areas in Political Science