Welcome to Political Science
Students who major in Political Science at the undergraduate level will begin with the study of a rich array of courses that cover the four major sub-fields of the discipline. This includes courses in: American Politics and Policy, Comparative Political Analysis, International and Global Politics, and Political Theory. Building on this foundation, students will take elective courses that both deepen their understanding of these fields and allow them to apply what they have learned to the real world in terms of analysis and activism (advocacy, and civic engagement). Emphasis is given to the common interdisciplinary pursuit of critical thinking as it applies to social problem solving. Beyond the core, students will select 21 hours of electives which will deepen their understanding and expertise of the program’s four fields: American Politics and Policy, Comparative Political Analysis, International and Global Politics and Theories of Social Justice and Civic Engagement. This will allow them to tailor the program to meet their educational and career goals and be more competitive in the job-market. Depending on their career goals and objectives graduates of the program will also have the theoretical understanding for graduate work in the social science disciplines and the practical skills that are highly in demand in government, public service, education, political advocacy and the private sector.
Studying political science at GSU puts you at the center of the world. Your focus becomes global. Your understanding of current events and trends increases and your analytical skills are developed.
As an undergraduate in Political Science at GSU, your studies will emphasize civic and
community engagement. Your coursework centers on American Government and Policy, Comparative Political Analysis, International and Global Politics, and Political Theory, all with a social justice emphasis.
In each area of study, you will understand the interdependence of social, economic, and governmental structures, the impact of government action and/or inaction, the creation and enactment of governmental policies, and the influence of the private sector on government and vice a versa.
Choice of Careers
As a graduate, you will have the practical skills for employment in public service, political advocacy, and the private sector. Graduates with this degree have careers in government and criminal justice, as legal assistants and writers, and with political parties, lobbying groups, research organizations, non-profits, international business, and public interest groups. You will also acquire the theoretical understanding necessary for graduate work in the social science disciplines, education, and the legal profession.
GSU offers superior educational opportunity and professional, quality degree programs at an affordable tuition rate. GSU’s outstanding faculty and real-world curriculum prepare graduates to meet the demands of the future.
To view the program fact sheet, please go to B.A. in Political Science Fact Sheet
Dr. Larry Levinson
Academic Program Coordinator