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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.

Degrees & Offerings
  • B.A.
Program Contact
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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.
  • 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.


Courses and Curriculum

Political Science

Please see the CU degree requirements effective Fall 2023. All enrolled students can also review their degree program requirements and track progress to degree completion in Degree Works.

The Husky Difference

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Career in Government
Median annual salary of political scientists is $114,290, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
College of Distinction
College of Distinction
Bloomsburg has earned national recognition as a College of Distinction, honored for its quality and high-impact practices leading to a personalized education catered to students’ interests.

Departmental Deep Dive

Student discusses her undergraduate research during a recent regional research conference

Undergraduate Student Research

Our political science faculty are actively engaged in guiding and collaborating with undergraduate students on research, resulting in a number of scholarly presentations and publications.

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Political Science Internships

All political science majors must complete either an internship or thesis project. Academic internships provide a vital opportunity for students to develop valuable skills and gain hands-on experience in a possible career field. In an increasingly competitive global job market, internships have become essential for career advancement and entry into competitive graduate programs.

Forensics (Speech and Debate) Team

Political Science Clubs and Organizations

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).

Political science alumni offer advice to current political science majors during CASSH Con

Political Science Alumni Network

Studies in political science build skills and communicate knowledge that allow you to analyze political phenomena across a wide range of contexts. The wide variety of political science courses prepare you for active citizenship, professional careers in government, international affairs, business and nongovernmental organizations, and advanced studies in law, public administration, political science and other fields.

Political Science Contacts

Applying to this Program


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