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Political Science Programs at Reinhardt University

College of Humanities, Sciences, and Technology
Bachelor | On Campus

The Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science provides students with an understanding of government and politics through a combination of theoretical and empirical analysis and practical experience. The program develops critical thinking, analysis, and communication skills through a combination of classroom experience and internship opportunities designed to instill students with firsthand experience and practical understanding of governmental policy and practice.

What You’ll Learn at RU

Students who complete the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Political Science will be able to

  • Demonstrate an understanding of Supreme Court cases from social, political, philosophical, psychological, normative, and legal perspectives.
  • Demonstrate competencies by producing written work indicating knowledge of scientific and professional writing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of professional ethics.

Political Science Classes You’ll Take

A few of the courses you’ll encounter:

  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • World Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • Special Topics such as Congress, Campaigns and Elections, and the Presidency

Careers in Political Science


Average salary for political scientists as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Expected growth for political scientists from 2022-32 as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Possible Careers

A degree in Political Science prepares students for graduate or law school, for jobs in the private sector or in the public sector as laws and regulations govern most every business and employment sector.

Graduates most commonly attend law school or graduate school, work for a private sector business in governmental relations, or for a non-profit group that lobbies the government, or for government agencies, or work for elected officials or state or federal government agencies.

“Majoring in Political Science at Reinhardt Helped prepare me for the complex issues the law presents, and to deal with the diverse array of people I will come across as a practicing lawyer.”

Noah Bailey, Class of 2019, from Jasper GA. Currently in 3rd year of Law School at Emory University

Political Science Program Details

Tuition and Fees

Reinhardt’s affordable tuition helps you get the personal attention and real-world experiences that will give you a competitive edge in the political science job market.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Nearly all students at Reinhardt University receive some sort of financial aid or scholarship. Find out what options you may be eligible for.

Clubs and Organizations

Student organizations and activities round out the total educational program at Reinhardt University. And there is something for everyone, from sports and outdoor recreation, to student government and leadership opportunities, to multicultural and faith-based groups.

Campus Living

Living on campus is an essential part of the college experience and will help you adjust to college life. You’ll have more opportunities to interact with faculty and friends, get involved in activities, and have easy access to classes, the library, performing arts, recreational, and athletic facilities.