Undergraduate Program

The major offers a solid undergraduate education in political and social science.

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Graduates are prepared for careers in government organizations, interest groups, political parties, political consulting, lobbying organizations, campaign management, political polling, media and journalism and pre-law education for law school. Other career options include legal professions, international businesses, multinational corporations, international organizations, etc.

All these careers require knowledge and skills in political analysis, communication, writing, research and evaluation; the conceptual ability to develop logical arguments about political and policy issues; the ability to collect relevant evidence to support arguments; independent and critical thinking, tolerance and informed participation in domestic and international affairs; the ability to define a problem, investigate it and contribute to its solution in a variety of employment settings as mentioned above.

Prof Ron Hayduk teachingThese elements characterize the major and courses in Political Science. In today’s employment market, college graduates can expect to change jobs a number of times and to have more than one career. Political science is excellent preparation for the flexibility required in this modern employment market.

Areas of specialization within the undergraduate program include: