Our Political Science Degree Programs

Undergraduate Program

Next Start Date: 
August 23, 2021 (All Programs)

Are you interested in American politics? International affairs? Critical issues such as public policy, globalization, terrorism, the environment, civil rights, political development, or foreign policy? Theories concerning the ideal government and how power and resources are allocated in society? Do you want to study these subjects and pursue a career based on them? If so, political science is the major for you. 


Political Science majors are encouraged to take advantage of the many internship opportunities available in Columbia and Washington D.C.

Recent SC Internship Placements:

  • City of Columbia – Mayor’s Office
  • Sexual Trauma Services
  • SC Attorney's General Office
  • SC State Legislature
  • Richland County Public Defender’s Office
  • SC Bar Association

Recent Washington D.C. Internship Placements:

  • Amnesty International
  • White House
  • Senator Lindsey Graham
  • Congressman James Clyburn
  • Reading is Fundamental
  • Children’s Defense Fund

After Graduation

Our degree will prepare you to seek further graduate study or pursue a successful career in a wide range of professions. Today, graduates of our programs hold positions of leadership in government, political campaigns, journalism, business, education, business, the law, and other professions.

Recent Job Placements

  • Attorney, Thomson Reuters Corporation (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Legal Director, South Carolina Victim Assistance Network (Columbia, SC)
  • Labor Relations Manager, National Association of Government Employees (Cheverly, MD)
  • Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. State Department (Washington, D.C.)
  • Public Information Officer, Berkeley County School District (Moncks Corner, SC)
  • Advocacy Director, Sexual Trauma Service (Columbia, SC)

Accepted into Graduate Programs

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Boston University School of Law
  • Columbia University (Masters in International Affairs)
  • University of South Carolina (Masters in Public Administration)
  • University of Minnesota (Masters in Public Policy)
  • Charleston School of Law

Political Science Areas of Study 

The Political Science degree course requirements are identical for undergraduate and evening program students. Learn about the classes we offer and areas you can focus on when you study Political Science. 

Major Course Requirements

Minor Course Requirements