Why Study Political Science?
General Education Requirements: Full Program Requirements
Required Courses: 21 hours
Selectives: 18 hours
Electives: 44 hours
Total: 120 hours
The study of political science helps citizens better
understand the workings of the world: from the laws that regulate individuals,
businesses, and communities, to the change agents that spur transformation in
society. Governors State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
provides students with a comprehensive and multidisciplinary academic
foundation that combines the study of political science with related fields of
sociology, anthropology, history, and globalization.
As a Political Science student, you will create a
specialization to align with your personal and professional goals within one of
the program’s four subfields: American Politics and Policy, Comparative
Political Analysis, International and Global Politics, Social Justice and
Reach your career goals.
Political science graduates enter a variety of fields from
politics at the local, state, and government levels, to careers in the private
and nonprofit sectors. Many go on to complete graduate studies both in the
political science field and in public administration, law, or business.