BA in Political Science: Public Law
Whether your interest in political science stems from local, regional, or international political systems and culture, Webster professors will deepen your knowledge and expand your horizons.
Small class sizes and engaging discussion are a hallmark of our classes. Visiting speakers and panel discussions of current issues help you apply your studies to the world around you.
You'll find peers who plan to pursue advanced studies or careers in law, politics, journalism, and much more. Faculty are friendly, always looking for a good discussion, and looking out for your interests. Their first priority is your success.
Popular opportunities for Webster's Political Science students include study abroad at our European campuses, where you can study near the seat of international law in the Netherlands, at the home of the United Nations and International Red Cross in Geneva, or in historic Vienna.
With many classes held in the historic H. Sam Priest Center, you will find a shared sense of scholarship and community with your peers majoring in History, Political Science, or International Relations.
The History, Politics, and IR Department offers a diverse curriculum that combines tradition and innovation. The department is loyal to the concept of a traditional liberal arts education, and at the same time believes that a student's academic program should be preparation for a productive professional career.
Within the department, students can pursue their studies through a combination of traditional courses, reading courses, practical, and internships. Students' internship placements have included:
- the State Legislature of Missouri
- KETC-TV Channel 9 (PBS affiliate)
- United Nations Association
- Latin American Solidarity Committee
- Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
- Missouri Historical Society
- American Civil Liberties Union.
Emphasis in Public Law
As part of the Political Science degree, you may also earn an Emphasis in Public Law, which prepares your to examine the judiciary and legal system in the context of broader political structures and forces, both national and global.