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Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
The Department of Political Science offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. This program is designed to provide a systematic understanding of the political process; provide a basic background for students preparing for careers in local, state, and national government as well as in law, journalism, and teaching; prepare students for graduate work leading to professional careers in political science. Careers: An undergraduate degree in political science provides a strong foundation for any number of career choices. With the analytical and communication skills mastered while earning a political science degree, students may pursue a career in government at the local, state, or federal levels, at nonprofit organizations, nongovernmental organizations, or private industries. Recent surveys indicate that students who combine university studies with either work or internships in local government agencies are more likely than majors without such experience to obtain government employment after graduation. Political science graduates may also continue on to graduate education, especially in the fields of law, international studies, business administration, or advanced studies in political science.