Degree: Bachelor of the Arts
Political science explores national and international government systems and social institutions, and how they interact with each other.
Our dedicated faculty engage students through dozens of courses that cover American politics, international relations, comparative politics and political theory. You’ll examine everything from the U.S. presidency, Congress and electoral politics to power formations undergirding political institutions, relationships among countries and domestic politics in settings across the globe.
Internships and study abroad
Beyond the classroom
As a political science major, you will gain versatile skills in verbal and written expression, reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, debating and careful analysis of complex topics. This will prepare you for careers in government service, public policy, law, business, education and journalism; working with international and/or nonprofit organizations; and involvement in community programs, political movements and elected office.
What some of our graduates are doing:
- Attorney, Gouslton & Storrs
- Brand strategist/fashion writer/social media manager, self-employed
- CEO and co-founder, Measure (Drone as a Service®)
- Chief marketing officer, General Electric
- Content strategy lead, Twitter
- Deputy NYC press secretary for U.S. Senate Democratic Leader
- Director of communications, Snap Inc
- National Hockey League agent
- Senior managing shareholder at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berlowitz
- Senior personal technology columnist, The Wall Street Journal
- Staff director, Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Tech columnist, The Wall Street Journal
- U.S. press officer, Center for Reproductive Rights
United States Politics