Aurora University

Political Science and Public Policy (BA)

Why study Political Science and Public Policy?

Do you want to be a lawyer or diplomat or to work in law enforcement? If so, Political Science and Public Policy are for you. Politics affect everything from international relations to the way schools are managed.

Why study Political Science and Public Policy at AU?

In the Aurora University Political Science and Public Policy major, you will learn by doing. You will design political campaigns, create public policies, interpret public opinion and advocate for policy positions.

Curriculum Highlights

    • Economics
    • Political campaigning
    • Public opinion
    • Research methods
    • Foreign and domestic policies
  • Expand your career opportunities by double-majoring in Business or Criminal Justice. And even with a second major, you'll still be able to graduate in four years.
Experiential learning

Experiential learning

All Political Science and Public Policy majors complete an internship that provides hands-on experience in a real-world setting. These internships build connections to help you begin your career immediately after graduation. Additionally, numerous student organizations provide opportunities to grow your portfolio.

Career opportunities

  • Government official
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Lobbyist
  • Political scientist
  • Politician

Prepare for your future

A Political Science and Public Policy degree will equip you with the skills employers value most: communication, problem solving, and collaboration. In an ever-evolving job market, you’ll have the knowledge and tools to succeed. You’ll also be prepared to attend law or graduate school. Recent graduates have gone on to a variety of programs at the University of Chicago, Purdue University, Valparaiso University, the University of Iowa, and more.