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Political Science

College of Letters and Science

  • Bachelor of Arts

Are you interested in current events and political systems? The political science major gives students a broad understanding of political concepts, institutions, behavior and processes. Students can take courses focusing in American politics, comparative politics, international relations and political theory.

Major Requirements

You will begin your studies with fundamental courses in contemporary political science and the historical foundations of modern politics. At the upper-division level, you will study a broad range of topics in political theory, American government and institutions, public law, and international relations and comparative political systems.

Contact Information

Degree Outcomes


  • Financial Analyst
  • Policy Advocate
  • Policy Analyst
  • Political Scientist
  • Journalist
  • Public Affairs Representative
  • Social and Community Service Manager

Graduate Study

  • Law
  • Political science
  • International relations
  • Public policy
  • Social work
  • Public health

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