School of Humanities & Behavioral Science

Political Science Major

The Political Science major requires 36 hours including foundational courses, research methods, and an option to concentrate in international politics, comparative politics, or American politics. Majors are expected to complete successfully the foundational classes before attempting upper-division coursework.

What classes will I take?:

  • American National Government
  • Political Science Research Methods
  • Political Behavior
  • American Foreign Policy

View the complete course listing.

What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?

  • Activist or Advocate
  • State Legislator
  • Immigration Officer
  • Attorney

What kind of experiences will I have?

Along with the in-depth courses, students have the opportunity for hand-on learning. Depending on students' professional career goals, internship experiences at all levels of government or in the legal profession provide invaluable opportunities to learn and become involved in the daily operations of these organizations.

After graduation, our students move on to a law school or an MBA program, join the U.S. Foreign Service or other government agencies, work at museums and national parks, serve in the mission field, or teach overseas.

How can I learn more?

The academic catalog contains additional information such as course descriptions. To set up a meeting with a faculty member in this area, please contact the Admissions Office.