About the Program

Political science is the study of government, its institutions and the delivery of public service. It is a key major for those wishing to work in politics, public affairs, government, homeland security or the nonprofit sector. Core courses include American politics, comparative political systems, American foreign policy, and modern political ideologies. You will choose one of four distinct concentrations:

General Political Science

What you'll study - Political ideology, U.S. foreign policy, comparative political systems, methods of social research

Career Paths - Public service on the local, state or federal level

Human Services Studies

What you'll study - Nonprofit management, psychology, sociology, U.S. politics, local/state government, public administration

Career Paths - Public service on the local, state or federal level

Public Administration

What you'll study - Public administration, public economics and finance, organizational behavior

Career Paths - Public service on the local, state or federal level

Public Policy

What you'll study - Core political science curriculum along with courses in American constitutional law, comparative political systems, political thought and ideology, U.S. foreign policy

Career Paths - Public policy architect

Please also take note of the Common Core and General Education Programs.

CORE COURSES (REQUIRED)
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General Political Science Concentration (Required)
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In addition to the Common Core and required courses, a student will take six additional courses in Political Science or in related disciplines chosen in conjunction with an Advisor. At least two of these courses must be at the 300 level.
Public Administration Concentration (Required)
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In addition to the Common Core courses, a student in the Public Administration concentration will take the following five (5) required courses:
Public Administration Concentration: Group I (Any 3)
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In addition to the Common Core and required courses, a student will take six additional courses in Political Science or in related disciplines chosen in conjunction with an Advisor.
Public Administration Concentration: Group II (Any 3)
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In addition to the Common Core and required courses, a student will take six additional courses in Political Science or in related disciplines chosen in conjunction with an Advisor.
Public Policy Concentration (Required)
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In addition to the Common Core courses, a student in the Public Policy concentration will take the above eight (8) required course. In addition to the Common Core and required courses, a student will take three additional courses in Political Science or in related disciplines chosen in conjunction with an Advisor. At least two of these courses must be at the 300 level.