Political Science

College: College of Arts and Sciences
Degrees: B.A., minor, M.A., Ph.D.
See Also: Department of Political Science

Political science is the study of “who gets what, when, and how” in the distribution of goods and values in society and in groups. Specifically, political scientists study the determinants of such distributions, including political parties and voters, public opinion, interest groups, bureaucracies and administrative behavior, public law, international relations, international law and organizations, national security, intergovernmental relations, political behavior, political philosophy, comparative politics, public policy, and conflict. Students may specialize in any of the five fields of the discipline: American politics and government, comparative politics, international politics, political theory, and public policy and administration.

Career Opportunities

Students who major in Political Science choose many different career paths, including: Government, Politics, Law, Business, Journalism, Nonprofit and Education.

Academic Guides

This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses for students to follow, including milestones that should be met each year.