Political Science, B.A./B.S.

The building blocks of government.

Local, state and federal governments are built on a complex structure of systems, issues, ideas, processes and policies. In this program, you will examine the science behind politics and the factors that help make governments work.

As a political science major, you will explore modern-day political issues – like health care and education – and study the history of governments around the world. You will learn about topics related to globalization, American presidencies, political revolutions, civil rights and more. Students gain practical exposure to the field through internships with the legislature, political campaigns and other hands-on learning opportunities.

This program could be a good fit if you:

  • Are interested in American politics and international affairs
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Like to debate
  • Consider yourself a leader
  • Curious about current societal issues
  • Like to be active in your community

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)

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