Undergraduate programs in political science

A bachelor's degree in political science builds in-demand job skills, such as critical thinking, research, and analytical abilities. These skills help graduates succeed in a variety of fields, including working in politics, the government, and the corporate or nonprofit sector. Many career paths require a bachelor's degree, and a liberal arts major like political science helps professionals advance their careers and increase their earning potential.

Political science majors study current events, analyze election results, and measure the impact of public policy on communities. They take courses in environmental politics, U.S. foreign policy, and political theory. Political science programs strengthen research, writing, and analytical skills to prepare students for career paths in growing fields. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects market research analysts, a field where a bachelor's in political science qualifies graduates for entry-level positions, to grow 23 percent by 2026. (BestColleges.com)

Degree programs