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Courses for a Degree in Political Science

Political Science is the study of government and politics.

For this major you’ll take lots of political science classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in political science.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in political science:

Political Science Courses:

  • Political Science
  • American Government
  • Introduction to Politics
  • Political Inquiry
  • Political Science Methods
  • International Relations
  • Political Thought
  • American Politics
  • Foreign Policy
  • Women and the Law
  • Comparative Politics
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Urban Politics
  • Civil Liberties
  • Research Methods and Presentation
  • Public Policy
  • Sociology/ Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Microeconomics
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Electives

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology