Political Science

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

A Bachelor of Arts in Political Science prepares to work in local, state and federal government agencies, regional planning agencies, social services agencies and becoming a professional political scientist by completing graduate work in political science. The political science major also prepares students for law school.

Political science is the critical study of classical and modern political theories and ideas, including the ideas that have shaped U.S. governmental institutions. It includes the study of the processes, structures and institutions of U.S. government, including international or global relationships. The major in political science fosters individual and social responsibilities, including ethical conduct and citizenship.