Political Science Undergraduate Program

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Build the foundation for your career

  • No matter your interest, we have the world covered with faculty members who are experts in global politics and culture.
  • You will gain knowledge in American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political philosophy, public law, public administration and methodology.
  • We offer pre-professional advisement to help you select courses that will prepare you for your future.
  • Our students repeatedly score above the national average on the Major Fields Test taken by all college seniors before graduation.
  • Many of our students have interned in various departments within the Missouri legislature and continue to remain involved with city, state and national governments.

Connections to success

Helping you make connections is important to us. Our faculty are involved with many community organizations and can help you secure meaningful internships. You will learn from professionals in government, public affairs and global studies organizations, who bring their expertise to the classroom as guest speakers and visiting professors.

Degree options

Review a sample degree plan that details your path to graduation.
Earn a minor in political science.

Earn credit for graduate school

As a political science major, you are eligible for accelerated master's programs in international affairs and public administration. These programs allow you to begin working on graduate-level credit as you complete your undergraduate degree.

Start law school early. Finish your bachelor's degree while in law school.
A degree in political science provides a firm foundation for careers in government, law, politics, journalism, law enforcement and much more.


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