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Political Science

political science

Longwood University's Political Science program presents a challenging curriculum of courses in American politics, public law, international relations, political philosophy, foreign policy, comparative politics, and public administration.

The goal of the department is to prepare its majors for successful participation within a wide range of post-graduate options. That range includes pursuing advanced degrees in law and the social sciences, obtaining satisfying positions in a variety of employment areas, and otherwise functioning as a literate, informed, and responsible citizen of the nation and the world.


Political Science Programs

The department offers three routes to either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Political Science:

For students who wish to teach at the secondary school level, the department also offers a Bachelor of Arts in Teacher Preparation in History and Social Science.

A minor in Political Science is also an option for all students.


Career Opportunities

As you can tell from the following list, a degree in Political Science prepares our graduates for a variety of rewarding and challenging options in the public and private sectors.

  • FBI
  • CIA
  • NSA
  • Departments of Defense, Labor, Energy, and Education
  • Local Government
  • Law firms
  • Lobbying
  • Secondary Education
  • Stock Brokers
  • Multinational Corporations
  • State Department
  • Congressional Staff Positions
  • State Government Agencies
  • Homeland Security
  • Law enforcement

For course descriptions and requirements please refer to the current Undergraduate Catalog for the College of Arts & Sciences.