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Political Science (Security Studies Concentration) (BA)

Political Science (Policy Studies Concentration) 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.

Students in the Security Studies Concentration will be able to select from additional courses in a range of specialization electives within criminal justice, psychology, and social studies.

Prepare for a Career In:

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

“Thomas does a great job at helping students feel both welcome and at home, and for that, I know Thomas was the right choice.”

Annie Dennis ’22

At a Glance

  • 121 credit hours
  • 3 year option
  • Career-focused curriculum
  • Internships
  • Leadership development

Key Courses

  • American Foreign Policy
  • Current World Problems
  • International Relations
  • Terrorism: A New World Disorder
  • Homeland Security