Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science is the study of human behavior as it relates to governments, public policy and campaigns and elections.

Successful graduates go on to:

  • Graduate School
  • Law School
  • Manage campaigns
  • Run for office
  • Work in state and local government
  • Work in federal agencies, such as:
    • U.S. Marshall’s Service
    • U.S. State Department
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • Environmental Protection Agency
    • Amnesty International

Degree Information:

Degree Requirements:

  • General Education: 34 credits 
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  • Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences: 14 credits
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  • Political Science Core: 15 credits
    • 3700:100: Government & Politics in the United States (3 credits)
    • 3700:150: World Politics & Government (3 credits)
    • 3700:300: Introduction to Political Research (3 credits)
    • 3700:301: Comparative Politics (3 credits)
    • 3700:303: Introduction to Political Thought (3 credits)
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  • Political Science 300/400 Level Courses: 18 credits
    • 3700:3xx
    • 3700:4xx (9 credits must be 400 level or above)
    • 3700:392: Selected Topics in Political Science (no more than 3 credits may be applied to major requirements)
    • 3700:395: Internship in Government & Politics (no more than 4 credits may be applied to major requirements)
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  • Additional credits needed for graduation: 39 credits

Descriptions for Political Science undergraduate classes.