Have you ever wondered how government impacts your everyday life? Are you passionate about issues such as law, national security, education, health, or environmental policy? Do you want to learn about governments in other parts of the world, or grapple with vexing issues such as terrorism and globalization? Do you want to learn a language such as Spanish, German, French, Arabic, or Chinese to better understand a country or region? If so, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science will help you develop the communication, analytical, leadership, and problem-solving skills to succeed in the classroom and on the job market. A Bachelor of Arts in Political Science prepares students for a wide range of careers in business, campaign management, education, federal, state, and local government, interest groups and non-governmental organizations, law, and public and international affairs.
Political Science majors extend learning beyond the classroom with Internships as well as competing with the Model United Nations student organization and Mock Trial Team. These extra-curricular activities help build important communication, leadership, and teamwork skills that will help set yourself apart when applying for jobs, law school, or graduate school.
Choose from four Areas of Concentration
Depending on your career goals, you may choose between four Area Concentrations: American Politics; Public Law and Political Theory; Comparative Politics; and International Relations
Major, Bachelor of Arts Degree
The graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of core concepts, ideologies, and theories in Political Science
- Analyze, conduct, and critically assess scholarly research in Political Science
- Communicate effectively about politics in both written and oral forms