Political Science

Bachelor of Science in Political Science

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.

Students are prepared for an array of career options in the public and private sectors. Graduates of the political science program may go on to administrative careers with federal, state, and local governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, campaign management, diplomacy, teaching and many other career options. Political science majors are also prepared to enter graduate study in political science, law, international studies, public administration, urban planning, diplomacy or related subjects.