Our Political Science Degree Programs

Undergraduate Program

Next Start Date: 
August 2023 (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