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Political Science, BA

Students of political science study governments: how they evolve, why they exist, the forms and social functions they assume, why they change, and who controls them.

To understand governments, students of political science also study politics: how people behave in their relationship to government, what they do to influence government, how government attempts to influence people’s behavior and beliefs about what it does. Students of politics also must appreciate how cultural, historical, and economic forces affect the evolution of governments and mass political behavior.

Political Science is one of the largest programs in the College of Liberal Arts. After completing core courses, students choose their direction by selecting advanced courses in a variety of areas, including American politics, public law, political theory, international relations, and comparative politics.

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: Fall / Spring
Estimated Total Tuition: $31,414
Location: FairbornOHUnited States

Career Opportunities:

Political Science majors go on to a wide variety of careers, including the law, campaign management and lobbying, in government agencies, as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations, non-profits, and the private sector.

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Courses

  • American National Government
  • International Politics
  • Comparative Nonwestern Social Systems
  • American Government & Politics
  • Public Law and Political Theory

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