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Political Science

Analyze how competing interests shape political institutions, public policy, economic environments and individual lives across different societies.

Program Overview

A degree in political science will expand your knowledge of politics and government in the United States and around the world. You’ll gain strategic thinking skills that maximize organizational and personal goals. You’ll also design research and analyze data.

Our proximity to North Carolina‚Äôs state capitol offers possibilities to interact with policymakers and political professionals at all levels of government.

Degree Requirements

Our two undergraduate degree programs, the B.A. in political science and the B.S. in political science, both require 120 credit hours to complete.


Students interested in the B.A. degree can add a concentration in one of four subfields.

What Can I Do With My Degree?

From government to nonprofits, our alumni use their skills to make a difference in our changing world.

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