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Political Science (BA)

Political Science Degree Overview

Political Science requires strong critical thinking skills — to succeed in this important field of study, you have to be able to recognize and appreciate different perspectives on the controversial issues of our time. If you’re interested in serving others, engaging in thoughtful discussion, and even changing the course of history, political science might be right for you. You’ll graduate with a flexible set of skills in research, analysis, and communication that will kickstart a career you love. You can focus your studies further in public policy, public administration, or security studies and demonstrate proficiency in a specialized area.

Prepare for a Career In:

  • Public Policy
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Government
  • National Intelligence
  • Campaign Management

“I want to thank my professors, mentors, and friends at Thomas College for helping me get to where I am today. I really could not have gotten here without your support, guidance, and advice.”

Daisy Provost ’18, Armor Office, US Army

At a Glance

Key Courses

  • 121 credit hours
  • 3 year option
  • Career-focused curriculum
  • Internships
  • Leadership development
  • American National Government
  • Comparative Political Systems
  • Politics of State and Local Government
  • International Relations