Political Science (B.A.)
A degree that paves the way to politics — or the law, public policy, journalism and dozens of other options.
As a Political Science major, you'll explore political systems around the globe, reaching a deeper understanding of our own democratic processes and the relationship between citizens and states everywhere. Even deeper than that, though, you'll build analytic, communication and leadership skills that make you a valuable candidate for any job that demands you relate theory to practice.
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- Est. time to complete:
- 4 years
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Why Study Political Science at UND?
When you study political science, you gain keen insights into the social and economic forces that affect governments around the world. You'll take classes in public policy, international relations, comparative politics and similar topics, while rounding out your education with a spectrum of liberal arts courses that foster critical and independent thinking. The curriculum is flexible, allowing you to tailor your education to match your career goals. Depending on the electives you take, you can focus on pre-law, international relations, political activism or public policy.
In a department that cares for you as a student, you will experience small classes, where you will know your professors and your professors will know you.
With an emphasis on hands-on learning, UND students are encouraged to take internships — in the past, they've worked with the North Dakota and Minnesota Congressional delegations, government agencies, law firms and judges. In addition, at least 25% of political science majors travel to undergraduate conferences or other academic events.
Law (Accelerated B.A./J.D.) Program
Shave off a year of law school while earning your bachelor's in Political Science. With the Law (Accelerated Bachelor's/J.D.) program you can double count credits your fourth year to go towards beginning coursework for a law degree.
For more information, contact Political Science Pre-Law Coordinator: Benjamin Kassow