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Degrees & Majors

Political Science

Bachelor of Arts


A Bachelor of Arts program in political science focuses on the study of governments, public policies, and political behavior using humanistic and scientific perspectives. Political science majors hone the writing, communications, and analytical skills that are critical to a liberal arts education. In addition to learning how to think critically and independently, they develop tolerance for worldviews different from their own and concern for current and international affairs. Political science graduates acquire special knowledge and skills useful in public service, law, journalism, and other careers, and are equipped with the intellectual tools necessary for the scholarly study of government and politics. Many of our political science majors go on to law school or graduate school in political science or public affairs.