Political science majors at UNCG study the government, politics, and policies of the United States and other nations; levels of government within those nations; relationships among nations; and the political behavior, attitudes, and ideas of groups and individuals. The undergraduate political science curriculum offers a broad liberal arts education along with a comprehensive understanding of the nature and functioning of the political process, in addition to a sound foundation for graduate study or careers that require knowledge of governance and the political process.
- Provides preparation for careers that require knowledge of governance and the political process.
- Graduates pursue careers in a range of fields, including state, local, and federal government; nonprofit organizations; and international affairs.
- Provides preparation for graduate study in political science, public administration, and nonprofit management.
- The pre-law concentration prepares graduates to enter law school and the legal professions.
- Teacher licensure prepares students for teaching careers.
The Student Experience
- Internship experience with local government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and political campaigns.
- Opportunities to collaborate with faculty on research; undergraduate research scholarships available.
- A choice of electives in American politics, law, international relations, comparative political systems, public policy, and administration.
- Community engagement through service-learning course components.
- Individual faculty advising sessions each semester.
- Typical course sections of 40 or fewer students.
- Participation in the Political Awareness Club, Model United Nations Club, and Pi Sigma Alpha (the political science honor society).
- The Washington Summer Study Session, offered every other summer for three weeks in Washington, DC.
Accolades & Accomplishments
- Faculty members are nationally recognized scholars who are committed to undergraduate education.
- Students regularly interact with and faculty explore and develop their own interests within the discipline.
Major & Concentration(s)
Political Science (BA) (LIC)
- American Politics
- Global Politics
- Public Affairs
Gregory E. McAvoy
Department of Political Science
324 Curry Building
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170