Political Science — Public Service
College of Letters and Science
- Bachelor of Arts
Are you interested in how laws and regulations get made? Who influences public policy? It could be you! If you choose to major in political science — public service, your curriculum will help you focus specifically on how policy is formulated, implemented, evaluated and interpreted.
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. You could focus on a specific area of policy, such as urban or environmental policy. You'll also complete a required internship with a political, governmental or non-profit organization related to your interests.
- Political science
- International relations
- Public policy
- Social work
- Public health
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