Bachelor of Political Science and Public Administration

General

Program Description



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Get strong workforce experience with a political science degree.

The University of Southern Indiana takes a hands-on approach to political science. Our bachelor's degree in political science gets you out of the classroom and into the workplace, where you can get involved in the political process and see political science concepts in action.

As a political science major, you'll have opportunities to gain direct experience in the Indiana legislature or legal system, strengthening your candidacy for jobs and graduate school placements, including law school. In addition, U.S.I.'s political science degree puts special emphasis on skills that are highly valued by today's employers, including:

  • Writing
  • Research
  • Critical thinking
  • Statistical analysis
  • Creative problem-solving

Your political science courses will be led by experienced faculty (never graduate students), with small class sizes that promote interaction. The political science degree offers excellent preparation for careers in government, law, teaching, business, and journalism.

To find out how U.S.I.'s political science degree program can prepare you for career and graduate school opportunities, contact U.S.I. Admission at 800-467-1965.

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Our political science degree builds marketable skills that employers seek.

U.S.I.'s political science program stands out for its strong internship opportunities. You can choose from two types of political science internships:

  • Legislative: You'll spend one semester working with state lawmakers in the Indiana State Legislature. Your experience may include work on a political campaign.
  • Political Science: You'll spend at least 150 hours working in the field. Our internships allow students to work in a law office or a court of law, in a governmental office or on a campaign. This practical work experience helps to build your professional skills and your resume.

In addition, you can design an independent research project on a political science subject of your own choosing, culminating in a political science thesis paper.

Majors

  • Political Science and Public Administration
  • International Studies
  • Education

Programme description

Last updated November 2018

About the School

Founded in 1965, the University of Southern Indiana enrolls nearly 9,500 undergraduate and graduate students in 80 majors. A public higher education institution, located on a beautiful 1,400-acre camp ... Read More

Founded in 1965, the University of Southern Indiana enrolls nearly 9,500 undergraduate and graduate students in 80 majors. A public higher education institution, located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, Indiana, USI offers programs through the College of Liberal Arts, Romain College of Business, College of Nursing and Health Professions, and the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education. Read less