The University of Southern Indiana takes a hands-on approach to political science. Our bachelor's degree in political science gets you out of the classroom and into the workplace, where you can get involved in the political process and see political science concepts in action.
The undergraduate political science program offers two concentrations of study: government, law and diplomacy and public and nonprofit administration. Students will select a concentration area. You may earn a second concentration, but must have a minimum of 12 unique hours not previously applied to the major/concentration. You can earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree.
For those wishing to pursuing graduate-level education, the department also offers a Master of Public Administration.
The department also offers the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science interdisciplinary degree designed for students who anticipate the need for only two years of college education.
Students interested in legal careers can gain valuable experience by completing the inderdisciplinary minor programs in pre-law and legal studies. The pre-law minor is aimed at students who wish to attend a law school. The legal studies minor is aimed at students who wish to pursue legal careers that do not require a law degree (such as paralegals).