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Learn more about politics while sharpening your mind and improving your critical thinking skills with a degree in political science.

A Bachelor of Arts in political science combines the skills of the humanities and the sciences. You will develop historical and philosophical perspectives on politics, build skills in analysis and synthesis, and hone the ability to communicate clearly and forcibly. Students with this degree enter national conversations about the economy, elections, global conflicts, and the United States' role in the world.

A graduate with a political science degree may land a job in local, state, or federal government agencies, provide consulting services, attend law school or seek a graduate degree, serve in a range of political staff positions, teach, or work as a journalist.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual median wage for political scientists in 2022 was $128,020.


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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the B.A. in political science, you will be able to:

  • understand national, state, and local government.
  • understand comparative political systems of major nations.
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of international relations.
  • demonstrate familiarity with general research methodologies in the discipline.


This 18-hour program helps students hone their thinking skills, which will help them in other courses, and also prepares them to have a greater understanding of the complexities of the modern political system, producing more informed and effective citizens.

This 18-hour program provides students with an opportunity to improve their critical thinking and conceptual/linguistics skills while enhancing their problem-solving skills and encouraging them to be adaptable thinkers.

Certificate of Proficiency

This 9-credit hour program provides curriculum designed for those in helping professions such as human services, health care organizations, educators, and others. Courses include Intermediate Spanish I, II, and Spanish for the Professions. Beginning Spanish I and II or required placement scores are prerequisites for Intermediate Spanish I.

Boreham Library Political Science Subject Guide

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