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.
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.
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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