Political Science

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Undergraduate Majors

  • Political Science (B.A.)
    • Politics and Government
    • Public Administration
    • Pre-Law
    • Accelerated Law Program with Widener University


Graduate Programs

The Political Science curriculum comprises the systematic study of the theory and practice of politics at various levels – domestic, foreign, and international.

Depending on their interests, undergraduates can focus on questions of a theoretical nature, the role and performance of political institutions and political systems, or the behavior of individuals and groups.

Our Political Science degree prepares students to work in both the public and private sectors.

Many majors also use this preparation as a basis for further study in graduate school or law school.

Bachelor of Arts with a Political Science major

Students may choose between four major tracks:

  • The Politics and Government track is the traditional liberal arts political science major.
  • The Public Administration track is a pre-professional track which prepares students for public service in local, state, or federal government.
  • There are also two pre-law tracks.
  • Students may also choose to do a dual major in Social Science and Education with a Political Science Emphasis.

Students must also be aware of the University-wide requirements

The department does not accept transfer credit in upper division coursework (i.e., 300 or 400 level courses) for political science courses completed at community colleges, junior colleges, trade schools, etc.

Note: Students majoring in Political Science may not accumulate more than 15 credit hours, total, of internship credit toward graduation.