Explore the Power of Politics on a Global Scale
Turn your passion for politics, history, law or government into an exciting career with Webster University’s Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. As a major in the program, you will analyze the influence of political institutions on society, culture and economics while developing highly sought-after problem-solving and communication skills. You’ll also gain a comprehensive global perspective through engaging courses in global politics, international relations and diplomacy.
Our Political Science BA program provides you with valuable hands-on learning experiences, including research papers, study abroad opportunities and internships in diverse political settings. Explore the dynamic international dimensions of politics, contextualize contemporary issues within historical frameworks and refine your ability to construct compelling political arguments. You can also customize your bachelor’s in Political Science with an Emphasis in Public Law.
Webster's major in Political Science features diverse academic offerings so you can pursue your areas of interest. In addition to courses in U.S. government, comparative politics, international relations, political theory and foreign policy, choose from a wide range of flexible electives. These include timely subjects such as human rights, argumentation and debate, politics of race, ethnicity and gender and politics in fiction.
The degree provides a solid, well-rounded foundation for rewarding careers or further study in graduate or law school. You’ll graduate equipped with the skills to contextualize contemporary political issues, understand political institutions and processes, evaluate international problems and policies, and employ various analytical methods used by political scientists.
Choose Webster for a Bachelor’s in Political Science
Customize Your Major in Political Science
Webster’s comprehensive Political Science bachelor’s degree prepares you for a broad range of opportunities, including careers and advanced study in law. With our BA in Political Science with an Emphasis in Public Law, you can explore intricate workings of legal systems and their intersection with politics.
Study Abroad in Athens, Greece
A bachelor’s degree in Political Science becomes truly transformative when paired with a real-life global education. As a major in the program, you can embark on an enriching Study Abroad journey in Athens, Greece. This historic city offers a unique backdrop for exploring the intricate world of political science at the birthplace of democracy.
Gain Real-World Experience
Global citizenship and real-world application are at the heart of Webster University’s mission. By leveraging our extensive connections, you can maximize your potential through valuable internships, study abroad programs and other experiential opportunities. As you pursue your Political Science major, you’ll acquire practical skills and expand your professional network.
Global Policy Horizons Research Lab
The recently established Global Policy Horizons Research Lab serves as a forum for research and scholarship on a number of policy issues. These include unconventional threats and institutions, identity and security, technology and security, economic security, and environmental and food security. The lab employs Political Science majors as work-studies and is an excellent opportunity to further develop your research skills and policy expertise.
One-on-One Support and Mentorship
Our BA in Political Science faculty are dedicated instructors, skilled experts and accomplished scholars. You’ll benefit from their wealth of knowledge in areas such as gender and politics, constitutional law, international relations, foreign policy and more. In addition, they provide one-on-one career and academic advising to help you reach your goals.
Small Classes Enhance Your Learning Experience
With small class sizes of around 15 students, our major in Political Science fosters an engaging and collaborative environment. You’ll have more meaningful connections with professors and classmates, work closely together on projects and participate in group activities that enhance your learning experience in the classroom and beyond.
Political Science in a Global Setting
At Webster, we pride ourselves in the diverse nature of our global university. With locations all over the globe, as well as cutting-edge programs and technology, Webster is truly global, innovative and diverse. Webster University offers a world-class education and a one-of-a-kind experience. Welcome to the world of Webster University.
“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
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Find out more about the overall curriculum, electives, learning outcomes and more for our major in Political Science.
Explore our catalog for more details about courses and admission requirements for the Political Science bachelor’s degree.
The BA in Political Science is offered at our Webster Groves, Missouri campus. We also offer study abroad opportunities at our campus in Athens, Greece.
What Can You Do with a Political Science Bachelor’s Degree?
Webster University’s Political Science BA program opens doors to a world of exciting opportunities. In addition to career opportunities in both the public and private sectors, our major in Political Science also prepares you for successful entry into graduate or law school.
The career outlook for political science bachelor’s degree graduates is promising, with a range of opportunities available in various sectors.
Potential career pathways for graduates with a bachelor’s in Political Science include:
- Policy Analyst
- Political Consultant
- Legislative Assistant
- Political Researcher
- Government Relations Specialist
- Diplomat/Foreign Service Officer
- Campaign Manager
- Public Affairs Specialist
- Nonprofit Program Coordinator
- Journalist/Political Correspondent
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