The political science program encourages students who are interested in politics, history, law, or government to examine political institutions and analyze how they influence society, culture, and economics.
As a political science student, majors and minors develop analytical and problem-solving abilities and improve their communication skills. Undergraduates are able to evaluate the international dimensions of politics and put contemporary issues into historical context in order to build persuasive political arguments.
Featuring courses in American government, comparative politics, international relations, political theory and foreign policy, the political science undergraduate program allows students to select from several elective options to complete their degrees. In addition to receiving a solid foundation for graduate school, Webster students who study political science go on to exciting careers in government, law, business, education, or politics.
16th in the Midwest
Webster University continues to be highly ranked on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges report, now listed as 16th in Midwest Regional Universities and included in four best-of categories. This year, the University's score rose to its highest level since the ranking system was established.
Points of Distinction
- Because the political science program is housed in a combined department, political science students get exposure to relevant work in history, international relations, and human rights.
- Webster University’s campuses in England, Austria, Switzerland, and the Netherlands provide excellent offerings in history and international relations with recognized scholars in their fields.
- With a class size of 25 students or fewer, students receive personalized attention from faculty.
- Classes eschew studying eras for in-depth explorations of specific topics with expert faculty at the helm.
“This scholarship has allowed me to expand my worldview in ways I never imagined possible, and reaffirms my commitment to global citizenship and my aspirations to serve the United States as a Foreign Service Officer.”
BA in Political Science, '22
Area of Emphasis
- Public Law - Students may choose to earn a bachelor's degree in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Law.
Political Science Academic Programs
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