Political Science


Political Science

Study important issues relevant to today’s complex world as a USJ Political Science student.

As a USJ Political Science minor, you will develop the skills and abilities demanded by countless professions while broadening your horizons and deepening your knowledge of the political process.

The in-depth analysis of political institutions, policies, and cultures leads to the study of important issues relevant to today's complex world. If you are interested in trying to make your world a better place, or simply wish to understand it, political science may be the perfect minor for you. 

USJ Political Science Program Benefits:

  • An Intensive Course of Study
    The varied curriculum includes courses such as How Politics Affects Your Life, American Government, International Relations, Political Theory, Constitutional Law, and Women in Politics. Students are offered several program options.

  • Internship Opportunities
    Internships in political science are generally associated with government and politics. Students can elect to arrange a semester in Washington, D.C. and intern and/or study in the nation's capital. USJ students have completed internships at both the state and national level, at places such as:
    • Connecticut State Legislature
    • Connecticut General Assembly
    • Corporation Counsel of Washington D.C.
    • Offices of U.S. Senators

Requirements: 


The Political Science minor requires a minimum of 18 credits, including:

  • How Politics Affects your Life
  • American Government
  • International Relations OR Political Philosophy OR Comparative Government

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR POLITICAL SCIENCE STUDENTS

Government:

  • Election Officer
  • FBI Agent
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Government Treasury Officer
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Lobbyist
  • Public Works Commissioner
  • Senior Health Planner

Political Parties/Civic Groups:

  • Campaign Consultant
  • Congressional Aide
  • Media Elections Analyst
  • Politician
  • Senatorial Staff Person

Law:

  • Arbitrator
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Court Administrator
  • Judge
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legislative Analyst
  • Parole/Probation Officer
  • Welfare Specialist

Education:

  • History Teacher/Professor
  • Political Scientist
  • Research Assistant
  • Social Studies Teacher

Business:

  • Claims Examiner
  • Community Relations Director
  • Economic Risk Analyst
  • International Banker
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Public Affairs Office