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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Reading Time: 1 minute From the nation’s politics to its health, the first week of February has been filled with breaking developments in the news. To provide insight into the latest stories, two University of Saint Joseph (USJ) faculty members made appearances on television and radio, sharing their expertise with Connecticut audiences. On Tuesday, Feb. 4, Kenneth Long, Ph.D.,