Passionate about politics? Interested in international affairs? Studying political science will give you an understanding of political ideas and processes, from local to global governments and institutions. You will also develop strong writing, research, and analytical skills, attractive traits to employers in all industries.
Our political science program was designed to give you the option to focus on world politics, through a Bachelor of Science, or on criminal justice, through a Bachelor of Arts.
A degree in political science is not just a perfect major for those looking to pursue domestic or international government service; it is also a foundation for careers in criminal justice, business, journalism and education -- and for entry into law school.
|Credit hours||University Requirements: 56 credit hours
+ Major Requirements: 45-46 credit hours (Choice of 2 tracks)
+ Electives: 26-27 credit hours
= Total Required: 128 credit hours*
*Based on track selection
|Department||Political Science & Criminal Justice|
|School/College||College of Arts and Sciences|
Political science students can take part in a number of co-curricular opportunities, including: