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School of Arts and Sciences

Political Science Major


Pictured is 2010 political science alumna Ashleigh Henry, a staff attorney for the Ohio Board of Regents. | Photo by Kathryn Shipley
Point Park political science alumna Ashleigh Henry is an attorney for the Ohio Board of Regents.

Earn a Political Science Degree in Downtown Pittsburgh

Do you have a passion for politics? With a major in political science, you have the flexibility to design a degree to meet your specific needs and prepare you either for law school or a career in government, journalism, business or education. Our political science Bachelor of Arts degree curriculum reflects a diverse liberal arts background and allows you to concentrate in either government and law or international studies.

As a political science major, you'll be encouraged to complete an internship, which will provide practical, real-world experience that will give you a leg up as you enter your chosen career field.

Pictured is political science alumnus Anthony Costulas, program analyst for the U.S. Government Accountability Office. | Photo by Nicollette Costulas
Meet alumnus Anthony Costulas, program analyst for the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

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B.A. in Political Science Course Offerings

You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in our political science major. Some of the courses include:

  • Trial Law and Procedure
  • Political Geography of the Middle East
  • American Foreign Policy
  • Nationalism
  • International Relations
  • International Law
  • Public Policy Issues

For a comprehensive list of program requirements and course descriptions, see the degree requirements and School of Arts and Sciences course descriptions.

Political Science Jobs

With a political science degree, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities, such as:

  • Archivist
  • Government Official
  • Politician
  • Lobbyist
  • Urban Planner
  • Law Enforcement Official
  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Foreign Service Officer