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Political Science Major (B.A.)

Program Overview

Students who choose to major in political science are curious about power and influence--who has it and why. They want to know more about how governments work and why, sometimes, they don't. They want to gain a better understanding of the relationship between governments and people in their own communities and governments and people around the world.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Political science graduates have a large number of employment opportunities.  Some go into government service, non-profit agencies or the private sector while others manage political campaigns or seek elective office. Some go abroad to work in international organizations, diplomacy, or national security.  Many go on to law or professional school, or find a career in teaching and research after earning a graduate degree in political science.

Examples of employers who seek those with a political science degree include local, state, or national government, lobbying organizations, non-profit agencies, consulting firms, colleges and universities, news outlets, and international agencies such as the United Nations.

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Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic Catalog

Program Details

Bachelor of Arts


College of Arts and Sciences 
Political Science Department  
Bentley Annex 266
Phone: 740.593.4373
Fax: 740.593.0394

Administrative Contact

Program Overview