Develop a passion for politics
Are you interested in politics and international affairs? If you’re fascinated by issues like public policy, political institutions, public opinion, judicial politics, media and politics, political theory, globalism, civil rights and foreign policy, consider majoring in political science at SFA.
A path to leadership in a political world
Your political science degree is excellent preparation for a leadership role in a range of careers. The critical and analytical skills you develop are a great advantage in fields ranging from business, law and government to teaching, journalism and consulting. You may want to consider a career in government or contribute your skills to private-sector organizations.
In our globalized world, every industry and business is affected by world events and international politics. Your knowledge of domestic and international affairs, your broad perspective and your understanding of complexity are critical assets.
Undergraduate programs and requirements
Bachelor of Arts in political science
If you are seeking a bachelor’s degree in political science, you will have the opportunity to learn about major foreign governments, domestic and international governments, American law, political institutions, public opinion, media and politics, politial theory and more.
Bachelor of Science in political science
If you are seeking a bachelor’s degree in political science, you will have the opportunity to learn about major foreign governments, domestic and international governments, American law, political instutions, public opinion, media and politics, political theory and more.
Minor in political science
A minor in political science will allow you to take courses in American politics and international terrorism. This minor will complement countless majors available at SFA.
Five-year overlap program
With careful planning, it is possible to condense the conventional six-year plan of study typically required to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree into five years. Motivated students who choose this degree plan can earn both a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in political science and a Master of Public Administration or a Masters in International Security Studies in five calendar years.
Talk to your advisor to learn more.
Graduate programs and requirements
The Department of Government offers several graduate courses for students interested in advanced degrees.