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Political Science (B.A.)

Where will your climb take you? Your first step starts here! Our political science program offers the critical thinking, communication, and research skills necessary to navigate, understand, and engage in the political world.

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  • B.A.
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You'll translate these skills into career opportunities and admission into top law schools and graduate programs.

Your journey upward awaits

  • Our program provides excellent preparation for law school. Students can take advantage of the many resources at the Diehl Center for Law, combine political science with other high impact programs such as our popular minor in legal studies, and take a number of law-related courses within political science, including constitutional law, international law, and the judicial process.
  • Enhance your communication and critical thinking skills by participating in one or more of our student clubs, including the award-winning Forensics Team, the Political Science Student Association (POSSA), and Model United Nations (MUN).
  • Small classes (35 to 50 intro courses and 12 to 24 in upper-level electives) promote substantial individual interaction with professors who are responsible for all aspects of the program from course instruction to advising.
  • We prioritize building skills, knowledge, and experience in the field through professional internships and individual research projects under close faculty supervision and, for select students, in conjunction with the Honors College.

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Median annual salary of political scientists is $114,290, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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