Political Science - B.A. Download to print
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Political Science
302 Bowman Hall
The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science consists of four concentrations: American Politics, International Relations-Comparative Politics, General, Public Policy.
Many political science majors go on to careers in business; undergraduate political science training offers a good preparation for graduate programs in business. Students who have focused on international relations or country/area studies may find opportunities in international business and trade.
General Admissions for New Freshman: Students most likely to be admitted and succeed at the Kent Campus are those who have graduated with at least 16 units of the recommended college preparatory curriculum in high school, who have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and whose composite ACT score is 21 or better (980 combined critical reading and math SAT score). For more information on admissions, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.
Minimum 121 total credit hours and 42 upper-division hours for graduation. Minimum 2.000 GPA overall and 2.000 GPA in major required for graduation.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a broad grounding in the discipline and a more-concentrated base of knowledge in one of three, concentrated sub-disciplines: American Politics (APOL), Public Policy (PPOL), and International Relations-Comparative Politics (IRCP); all within the broader objective of demonstrating critical reading, writing, and thinking skills.
2. Demonstrate a mastery methodologies for analyzing political behavior.
Study Abroad/Away Opportunities
Washington Program in National Issues
Political Science Club; Pi Sigma Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta
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