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Undergraduate Programs

 
 

Political Science Undergraduates Learn Practical Skills to Get Jobs after College

The Department of Political Science at Kent State University offers a four-year program in political science leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. Qualified undergraduate students can also pursue graduate programs leading to the Master of Arts and Master of Public Administration while completing their Bachelor of Arts.

The starting median salary for a Political Science undergraduate is $41,300.  That is more than majors in Business Administration, Business Management, Information Technology, Biology, and Psychology.  For list of median and mid-career salaries click here.

To compliment the classroom learning, Political Science offers several special departmental programs designed to give students on-the-job experiences.  These programs offer 15 upper division academic credit hours and they are open to all majors.

While faculty members in the department oversee a variety of applied research programs including: