Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences

General

Program Description

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Our Political Science program is designed to develop in students:

  • An aptitude for critically reflecting upon and discussing global issues of law, politics, and justice
  • The fundamental skills to conduct research and present analysis in the Social Science
  • Competency in applying statistical analysis to evaluate research findings; and
  • ability to analyze and interpret critical arguments based upon an appeal to evidence.

Curriculum

Program Requirements

  • Complete all General Education requirements
  • Complete all other Claflin requirements
  • Complete 48 hours in Political Science courses and departmental core courses with a minimum grade of “C"

Careers and Outcomes

Many disciplines and human activities are connected with politics in one way or the other. Political Science graduates therefore can utilize their skills in a variety of fields, including government, law, and media, or in non-governmental organizations. Our program seeks to develop students’ research, communication, and analytical abilities since these skills, combined with other proficiencies, are useful in a professional career. A bachelor’s degree may help in some positions while others may require further graduate or professional study.

Last updated November 2018

About the School

Nearly 150 years ago, Claflin broke down barriers in higher education, making it the first South Carolina university open to all regardless of race. Today, Claflin continues to welcome exemplary stude ... Read More

Nearly 150 years ago, Claflin broke down barriers in higher education, making it the first South Carolina university open to all regardless of race. Today, Claflin continues to welcome exemplary students of all races and genders who demonstrate a passion to change not only their own circumstances, but to change the world as well. Read less