Political Science

Political science is the study of politics, government, and public affairs. Courses provide the student with knowledge and understanding of the theory, organization, functions, and processes of domestic and international governance. A bachelor’s degree in political science can lead to exciting careers in federal, state, and local governments; law; business;  international organizations; nonprofit associations and organizations; campaign management and polling; journalism; pre-collegiate education; electoral politics; research; and university and college teaching. Political science majors gain analytical skills, administrative competence, and communication abilities that are valued in a wide spectrum of potential career areas. Potential employment opportunities include campaign manager/assistant, policy analyst/public affairs specialist, community development specialist, public servant, social studies teacher, or pre-law. A student planning to teach social studies at the high school level would be encouraged to take secondary education coursework as well.

Suggested Courses
Credits
ECNS201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECNS202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
HSTA101 American History I 3
HSTA102 American History II 3
NASX105 Intro to Native American Studies 3
PSCI210 Intro to American Government 3
PSCI260 Intro to State and Local Government 3
PSYX100 Intro to Psychology 3
SOCI101 Intro to Sociology 3
SOCI201 Social Problems 3