Best fit for:
• First-time college students or transfers
• Students 18-22
• Residential students at our main campus
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Preparing those who will govern tomorrow.
A major 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 the 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 University. Law schools generally do not specify a particular undergraduate major as a preliminary preparation for legal education.
What classes will I take?
POSC 1101. American Government
POSC 3315. Georgia Politics
POSC 3340. Political Ideologies
SOSC 3310. Research Methods and Analysis
SOSC 4480. Senior Seminar
CRJU 1290. Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJU 3370. Adjudication Processes
CRJU 4415. Criminal Law and Procedure
CRJU 4430. Homeland Security and Terrorism
POSC 3330. National Political Issues
POSC 3350. Governmental Institutions
POSC 3360. International Relations
POSC 3380. International Law
POSC 4405. Global Issues
POSC 4475. Selected Topics
SOSC 3398. Internship
Prepare to Make a Life
What can I do with a major in
Piedmont students have gone on to pursue careers in:
- Elected leadership
- Appointed leadership
- Campaign Management
- Special Interest Advocacy
- Public Relations
- Public Policy
- Regional Planning
- City or Town Management
- Foreign Service
- Law Enforcement
- Legislative Services
- Judicial Services
- Program Administration