Get your B.A. in Political Science

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About the Major

Are you fascinated by politics? Explore the processes, principles, and structures of government and political institutions in the United States and in countries around the world. You will select a concentration in:

  • American Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • Foreign Affairs
  • General Political Science
  • Ideas and Methods
  • International Relations
  • Law and Public Policy
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Examine politics from humanistic and scientific perspectives

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Learn about political institutions, comparative politics, international relations, and political theory

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Develop analytical and communication skills


Your degree will qualify you for a variety of careers in private and public sector organizations.

  • Policy analyst
  • Political consultant
  • Community organizer
  • Executive or legislative assistant
  • Foreign service officer
  • Lawyer
  • Teacher


Sample courses include:

  • POL 202: International Relations
  • POL 204: Comparative Politics in the Age of Globalization
  • POL 330: Minority Groups and American Politics
  • POL 373: Political Geography
  • POL 360: International Political Economy

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Get in touch with an SBS advisor:

Christopher Cruz

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