What You Will Learn
What Is The Political Science Degree?
The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science is housed within the College of Arts & Humanities.
In addition to Political Science coursework, this major requires interdisciplinary
studies in the areas of Sociology, Geography, Psychology, and Economics through course
electives. This program is designated as a recommended option for those Pre-Law students
intending to apply for law school after completion of their undergraduate degree.
What Will I Learn In This Program?
- Historical reasoning and knowledge of the past, including development of human society and culture.
- Demonstrated ability to gather, analyze, evaluate and integrate relevant facts by stating, defending, and testing a thesis or hypothesis.
- Understanding core concepts in Government and Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, and Geography.
What Courses Will I Take?
The Academic Advising Center has created maps that are term-by-term sample course schedules based on the current Undergraduate Catalog. On each Degree Map, the milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep students on track to graduate in four years.
- Political Science Degree Map 2019-2020
- Course Descriptions can be viewed in the Undergraduate Catalog
It is recommended students pursue one of the six career tracks below based on the types of jobs that are most appealing to them. It is also recommended students work with their advisor to do an internship within their track to give them first-hand experience in a career in their track. Course descriptions for the program tracks can be viewed in the Undergraduate Catalog.
- Law School Track
- Public Policy/Administration Track
- International Relations/Studies Track
- Strategic Studies Track
- American Politics, Campaigns & Elections Track
- Political Science Graduate School Track
What Resources Are Available To Me?
- American Political Science Association
- American Political Science Association - Careers in Political Science
- International Political Association
- American Society for Public Administration
- The Institute of World Politics
Additional resources specifically for Tech students:
Where Might I Find A Job After Graduating From This Program?
Positions within the Political Science field vary from civil service and public administration
to leadership positions in the private sector. Common careers for students with this
major include politics, legal practice, and community development programming.
Where Can I Get More Information About The Political Science Degree?
For more information about the Political Science degree and requirements, see the program within the College of Arts & Humanities catalog.