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Political Science

A Bachelor of Arts in Political Science prepares students to work in local, state and federal government agencies, regional planning agencies, social services agencies and to become professional political scientists 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. government institutions. It includes the study of the processes, structures, and institutions of U.S. government, including international or global relationships.


The pre-law student must satisfy all general education requirements as well as the major and minor requirements in his or her chosen area of study to be awarded an undergraduate degree from Piedmont College. Law schools generally do not specify a particular undergraduate major as preliminary preparation for a legal education.

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Piedmont & Mercer Law School Form Accelerated JD Program

Piedmont College and Mercer Law School have joined forces to provide the opportunity for Piedmont students to receive their bachelor of arts (BA) degree and juris doctor (JD) degree in six years. It's called the 3+3. READ MORE