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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.

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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.

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For more information about the program, including how to tailor the program to your individual goals and plans, contact Professor Ken Long.

Phone: 860.231.5766
Email: [email protected]

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