The program in political science offers a broad selection of courses and activities adapted to the needs of students who plan careers in law; the several levels of government, including the foreign (diplomatic) service; international organizations; international business and industrial organizations; private enterprise; public relations; research; teaching; and active politics.
Students interested in other vocations will find the courses very beneficial. Degree programs in 1) political science, 2) political science with a concentration in pre-law, 3) political science with a concentration in public administration, and 4) political science with a concentration in urban studies and economic development include the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. The Bachelor of Arts degree is distinguished from the Bachelor of Science degree in that the former requires the completion of twelve (12) semester hours of foreign language.
A major in political science consists of thirty-three (33) semester hours. All political science majors must complete a minor of eighteen (18) hours in another academic field. A major in political science with a public administration concentration consists of the same major requirements as political science except for the requirement of minoring in eighteen (18) hours of public administration instead of another academic field.