Political Science Major
- The political science major ranks as one of the most practical among the several liberal arts majors. Successful careers in many professional fields demand that the individual function effectively in a political environment. The complexity of that environment, which is the product of a long political heritage, is often both a barrier to progress and an avenue of opportunity. Knowledge of that political heritage is as essential to the ordinary citizen in a democracy as it is to the great leader or politician.
- Students have opportunities to study abroad and do internships in Jefferson City, Missouri and Washington D.C as well as the at the home offices of many elected leaders.
- Some of our graduates are working in the Department of Homeland Security. Others have graduated from law schools and are in either private practice or working as government lawyers and prosecutors. Roy Blunt, a political science alum is one of the current U.S. Senators for the state of Missouri.
- Our graduates have attended law school at Harvard, University of Virginia, University of Missouri, Washburn University, St Louis University and many others. Others have pursued advanced degrees in the field of political science at various universities, including Georgetown, Emporia State University and Missouri State University.
Visit the Department of History and Political Science website for more information.