B.A. Political Science

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Program Description

The Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science provides students with information and abilities to become participative citizens and cope with problems of modern politics. The degree also seeks to prepare well-rounded students for careers in the public sector and to prepare those who seek admission to graduate school. Analytical skills, especially critical thinking, are stressed in all courses. The Senior Thesis provides an opportunity for students to develop research skills while the Internship exposes students to opportunities for practical applications of what they have learned.

About Political Science

Political Science is the study of government, politics, public policy and the political behavior of individuals and groups. It uses both humanistic and scientific perspectives and skills to examine the United States and other countries of the world. Political Science majors acquire skills in communications, writing, and critical thinking that are crucial to a liberal arts education. This prepares students to think independently, with tolerance for others and concern for current affairs.

Because of its breadth and diversity, this program prepares you for a wide variety of career paths. Political Science majors may pursue careers in private and public sector organizations, including careers in business, the law, state, local and federal government, journalism, international organizations and finance, political campaigns, interest groups and associations, and teaching.

Political Science education also provides valuable preparation for participating in community organizations, electoral politics, movements on behalf of specific policies, or even seeking elected or appointed positions in government.

Last updated February 2018

About the School

Park University was founded in 1875, and is a four-year, private, nonprofit, coeducational, liberal arts institution with degree programs that are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a ... Read More

Park University was founded in 1875, and is a four-year, private, nonprofit, coeducational, liberal arts institution with degree programs that are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Read less
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