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Political Science

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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.
 

What can I do with a Bachelor of Arts in political science?

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. 

Format

On Campus

Credit Hours

120

Degree Plan

BA-Political Science

Minors

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.

Philosophy
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.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the B.A. in political science, the graduate 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.

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