Get Your Political Science Degree

Are you interested in American politics, international affairs, and critical issues like globalization, civil rights, or foreign policy? Dive into these current issues, and pursue a career around them. Today, graduates of our programs hold positions of leadership in government, political campaigns, journalism, business, education, business, law, and other professions.

Political Science Program Highlights 

  • Satisfy your requirements and get strong pre-professional training for law school and other graduate programs. 
  • Take advantage of the many internship opportunities available in our capital city and Washington D.C.
  • Get support from advisors who have experience preparing students for graduate programs and a wide range of professions.
  • Learn from professors eager to help you express yourself, lead others, and tackle issues you care about.

Modality & Benefits

Get a traditional college experience with lively in-person classroom discussions and close proximity to your professors, mentors, and best friends. 

Start Dates: 

January & August  

  • Semester-Based Timeline
  • Face-to-Face Instruction (some Online options)
  • In-Person Office Hours & Support
  • Relationships & Networking
  • Extracurriculars & Immersive Campus Experience

Political Science Curriculum

Major & Minor Requirements

Popular Political Science Classes

  • International Relations 
    Study Marxism, Liberalism, Socialism, Realism, and Neo-Realism, and others. 
  • Constitutional Law
    Analyze opinions of the United States Supreme Court.
  • Political Philosophy and the Pursuit of Justice 
    Explore timeless questions involved in the pursuit of developing just societies.

Pursue a Successful Career

The median annual wage for all legal occupations is above $80,000 (BLS). The overall job outlook for this field is 10%, with higher-than-average projected growth (BLS).

Lead in Any Setting

  • Attorney
  • Policy Analyst
  • Paralegal
  • Lobbyist
  • Public Information Officer
  • Labor Relations Manager


  • City of Columbia – Mayor’s Office (SC)
  • SC Attorney's General Office (SC)
  • Senator Lindsey Graham (D.C.)


  • Advocacy Director, Sexual Trauma Service (SC)
  • Foreign Affairs Officer (D.C.)
  • Legal Director, SC Victim Assistance Network

Graduate Study

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Boston University School of Law
  • Charleston School of Law

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