• Overview
  • Power. Policy. People.

    Society is driven by complex political relationships related to power, conflict, peace and justice. In this program, you will examine these relationships and learn to apply advanced political-science concepts to real-world governmental and social issues.

    The program focuses on the study of political structures, processes, controversies, public administration and policies. As a student in this program, you will develop strong research and analytical skills and form an understanding of how individual and group behaviors affect political outcomes.

  • Degree Fit
  • This program could be a good fit if you:
    • Have a deep interest in politics
    • Are drawn to the research and analytical side of politics
    • Want a career in politics or government administration
    • Are interested in international affairs
    • Have strong analytical thinking skills
  • Career Outcomes
  • With this degree, you may become a/an:
    • Community organizer
    • Government administrator
    • Analyst
    • Political campaign manager
    • Elected official
    • City planner, city housing administrator
    • Housing administrator
    • Communications coordinator
    • Public affairs advisor
    • Coordinator of federal- or state-funded aid
    • Counselor
    • Immigration officer
    • Journalist
    • Labor relations specialist
    • Human resources manager
    • Policy analyst
    • Publisher
    • Policymaker
    • Teacher
    • Consultant
    • Lawyer (with additional education)