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Fast Facts

  • Political scientists earn a median annual salary of $122,510. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • This degree can lead to jobs in politics, journalism, education, nonprofits, diplomacy, and more.

About the Program

In political science, we teach you how American government and politics compare with the rest of the world. This major is an excellent option if your career interests are either political campaigns, nonprofit advocacy, political research, foreign diplomacy, law, journalism, or education.

To get you started, we'll give you an overview of American government, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, and data and policy. Then, your advisor will help you choose between a line of study that's focused on the United States and one that's more internationally centered. At that point, you'll be able to tailor your curriculum with your goals in mind, search for appropriate internships, and even potentially get one-on-one faculty mentoring through the honors program.


  • American Government/Political Theory
  • Comparative Politics/International Relations

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This program delivers most of its content via on-campus, in-person meetings.

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If you are a current student and wish to change your major, be sure to speak with your current advisor(s). Find your advisor(s) listed on your student profile page when you log in to BlazerNET.

Then you can change your major on BlazerNET. Find more information here.

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