Political Science

Bachelor of Arts (Traditional or Online)

Political Science Major

Political Science is a field which 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. Graduates with political science backgrounds often pursue careers in law, government, non-profit organizations, public policy think-tanks, and education.

Related minors include criminal justice, geography, and history.

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.

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.

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    Why Wait to Lead?

    Political science major Nia Tibbs is student body president.

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  • Meet the Faculty

    Instructors in the department include recognized experts and academicians.

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  • Engage

    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
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  • Apply

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