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Political Science

The Political Science Program provides a comprehensive understanding of politics. It does so by acquainting students with the literature of the discipline in six areas of specialization:

  • American Government
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Politics
  • Law
  • Political Theory
  • Public Policy and Analysis

Faculty members also seek to engage students in a partnership of research and other scholarly endeavors and in service to the community.

Political Science, B.A.

Sample 4-Year Plan

**This is a general plan developed based on the current curriculum.  Students' plans may vary depending on catalog year, transfer status, or other varying factors.  Please consult with your advisor and/or program coordinator to ensure you are following the general plan for your catalog and status.


For the most up-to-date and accurate information on Political Science degree requirements, class descriptions, and University policies, please visit the undergraduate catalog.

What can I do with a degree in Political Science?


Campaign Director

City Planner

Communications Director

Corporate Advisor

Corporate Executive


Federal Government Analyst

Foreign Service Officer

Foundation President

Intelligence Officer

Issues Analyst


Legal Investigator

Legislative Analyst



Policy Analyst

Political Commentator



Think Tank Strategist

University Professor

Urban City Planner

students and Rand Paul

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