The Bachelor of Arts degree in political science prepares students to excel in competitive graduate and professional programs as well as careers in law, government, public policy, and business. Students complete 37 credit hours of political science coursework in addition to the College's core curriculum.
Majors in political science choose from a broad course selection that includes classes in American government, international relations, national security studies, and political theory. As a result, students study the origin of government, how government should work, and how government actually works.
Students should refer to the College Bulletin or the major status sheet for complete information regarding major requirements.
Students complete 18 credit hours of coursework to minor in national security studies. Students gain timely and global insight into the salient issues surrounding national security matters, both theoretical and historical.
Students should refer to the College Bulletin or the minor course requirements for complete information regarding minors.
Students complete 18 credit hours of coursework to minor in political science. Students gain a foundational understanding of the important theories, methods and research findings of political scientists and are prepared to relate this specialized knowledge to their primary field of study.
To minor in pre-law, students complete 18 credit hours of coursework, including courses in logic, ethics, and constitutional law. These courses emphasize the skills needed to succeed on the LSAT and in law school.Students should refer to the College Bulletin or the minor course requirements for complete information regarding minors.