Political Science, B.A.
THIS INNOVATIVE MAJOR OFFERS A VARIETY OF PROSPECTS IN HIGH-DEMAND FIELDS AND WAYS TO UNDERSTAND OUR WORLD, COUNTRY, AND COMMUNITY
With a variety of internships and research opportunities, you have an opportunity to earn an undergraduate degree and decide on the career path that's best for you.
As a Political Science major at USJ, you will pursue your passion for learning about the dynamics of complex local and global issues. The major appeals to a wide range of students, especially those interested in policy analysis, community advocacy, political activism, public administration, journalism, conventional and social entrepreneurship, and pre-law.
Paving the Way to Exciting and Successful Futures:
Students in this major can pursue many different goals with this course of study: preparation for work in fields related to activism, policy analysis and advocacy, government and business employment; and preparation for programs of graduate study in the Social Sciences, Public or Business Administration; Public Policy; or Law, among others.
Students in this major will:
- Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of political systems, policies, and conflicts in various nations, including the United States, and between nations
- Describe major historical contributions to theories of politics
- Develop and apply critical thinking skills and, in a significant research project, demonstrate communication skills
- Situate political events and political writings within their historical and cultural contexts
Core Courses Including an Internship, Courses Selected from the Major Areas of Political Science, and Electives:
The foundational core of required courses is 12 credits; view our online catalog for curriculum information.
Political Science, B.A. requires a total of 120 credits, including general requirements. Requirements for the department include four core courses, three courses from the following categories; Theory, Comparative, International, and an additional three elective courses that will be selected from any POLS course offering or other advisor-approved courses.
For more information about the program, including how to tailor the program to your individual goals and plans, contact Professor Ken Long.
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