What You'll Learn

The study of political science will help you develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes you need to be engaged citizens and responsible leaders. We emphasize the importance of academic rigor but recognize that many of the best learning opportunities take place outside of the traditional classroom.

The College strives to foster critical and inquiring minds, to deepen your appreciation of your heritage, to increase your understanding of your rights and responsibilities and to facilitate the quest for meaning in an active life.

Career Opportunities

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.

The Columbia College Difference

You will have the opportunity to intern in Washington D.C. if you apply for our semester away. Students who have completed the program in the past have worked at the White House, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, National Organization of Women and various offices of Senators and Congressmen.

Students have also completed their internships locally with the S.C. Department of Education, S.C. Democratic Party, S.C. Republican Party, and S.C. State Museum. Several have been invited to return as permanent employees after graduation.

Course Requirements

View major requirements including concentrations and electives for this program of study in our course catalog.

Undergraduate Course Catalog

Additional Course Options

Evening
Our evening Political Science courses are designed to work with you and your schedule to provide the best education on a flexible schedule. You’ll have access to the same experienced faculty but at a time that works with your life. Learn more about our evening programs.

Evening Course Requirements

View major requirements including concentrations and electives for this program of study in our course catalog.

Undergraduate Course Catalog