BA in Political Science

If you are interested in politics, history, law or government, a degree in political science might be right for you. Webster's bachelor degree in Political Science lets you examine political institutions, the social and economic forces that shape them, the cultural context within which they operate, and human behavior in political matters.

As a political science major, you will hone your analytical and problem-solving abilities and improve your communication skills. You'll understand and be able to evaluate the international and transnational dimensions of particular problems and policies. And you'll be able to put contemporary political issues in historical context and use historical facts to build persuasive political arguments.

Featuring courses in American government, comparative politics, international relations, political theory and foreign policy, this dynamic program allows you the freedom to tailor your degree by choosing from several open electives. In addition to providing a solid foundation for continuing on to graduate school, a bachelor's degree in political science can lead to an exciting career in government, law, business, education or politics.

Points of Distinction

  • Faculty who practice in the field, mentor and allow you to take what you learn and apply it at work, and understand the complex relationships among institutions in the United States and international governance
  • Unique field study/internships enhance curriculum
  • The opportunity to study at international campuses in Geneva, Switzerland; London, United Kingdom; Vienna, Austria; Leiden, the Netherlands; and Thailand and China

Degree Requirements

This degree requires a minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following: 42 required credit hours, three international language requirement credit hours, applicable university global citizenship or general education program hours, and electives.

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