Political Science (Traditional or Online)

Explore how governments function, including electoral systems, governmental structures, public policy, lawmaking environments, economies, international relations, and interpretation and execution of law.

Fort Valley State University

Political Science  explores how governments function

Political science students explore electoral systems and processes, governmental structures, public policy, lawmaking environments, economies, international relations, interpretation of law, and execution of laws.

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Political Science students at FVSU take courses examining American government, comparative politics, international relations, public administration, political theory, and research methods. Students take courses in areas including legislative processes, public policy analysis, international politics, political parties, minority politics, and politics in developing countries, among others. Graduates with political science backgrounds often pursue careers in law, government, non-profit organizations, public policy think-tanks, and education.

The FVSU Bachelor of Arts major in political science is administered through the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences. For major and minor requirements, please visit the department’s Degree Maps page.

Related minors include criminal justice, geography, and history.



Learn by doing by participating in student clubs including those related to your field:

  • The Phi Nu Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta International Honor Society in History
  • The Georgia Omicron Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Science
  • The FVSU History Students Association
  • Political Science Club
  • Criminal Justice Club
  • Historical Society

Meet the Faculty

The Behavioral and Social Sciences Department faculty at Fort Valley State University understand what it takes to succeed.


Program Contact

Meigan Fields

Meigan Fields, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science