Political Science

Are you interested in power relationships and political decisions? Do you enjoy learning about the processes behind the policies that affect your life? If so, a degree in political science is exactly what you should pursue.

Political science majors are able to explore a large variety of career options. The program will prepare students for working within politics, be it as a campaign worker, bureaucrat, political aideor even a politician. Additionally, this degree will assist students in business, whether they work for a United States company or a multinational corporation. Students will be familiar with the political processes that affect business in its many aspects. Finally, this degree provides an excellent background for students interested in attending law school or graduate school.

Within the major, students choose from concentrations in political science or pre-law. The department also offers minors in political science and pre-law for students majoring in other fields.

The political science major at Aurora University provides students with marketable skills regardless of their career goals. The program teaches students to research, evaluate, and critically analyze material-important skills that all employers value.

Program Overview

To earn an undergraduate degree in political science, you will complete at least 120 semester hours total in general education and political science courses.

The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science includes 40 total semester hours, including:

  • 20 semester hours of required foundation courses
  • 12 semester hours in either the political science or pre-law concentration
  • Eight semester hours of elective courses

The minor in political science includes:

  • 12 semester hours of required foundation courses
  • Eight semester hours of elective courses

The minor in pre-law includes:

  • 12 semester hours of required foundation courses
  • Eight semester hours of elective courses