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- Political Science (BA) U197
- Political Science (BA) (High Sch Lic) U199
- American Politics (BA) U235
- Global Politics (BA) U236
- Public Affairs (BA) U237
- Pre-Law (BA) U198
About the major
- Political Science students study the government, politics, and policies of the United States and other nations; levels of government, such as city and state, within those nations; and relationships among nations. They study the political behavior, attitudes, and ideas of groups and individuals.
- Pre-law concentration students can take a cluster of courses to prepare themselves for law school and a legal career.
What's Unique about political science at UNCG?
- Choice of electives: Students can specialize in American politics, law, international relations, comparative political systems, public policy, and administration.
- Excellent and accessible faculty: Our graduating seniors regard our faculty as unusually strong in their subject materials, presentation styles, and accessibility outside of class.
- Small class size: Our upper-level undergraduate classes average around 30 students.
- Emphasis on research and writing: We believe that it is critical to develop strong research and writing skills for almost every career our graduates might pursue.
Academic clubs and organizations
- Political Awareness Club: sponsors speakers and pizza and movie nights
- Model United Nations Club: members participate in Model United Nations competitions
- Pi Sigma Alpha (political science honor society)
Career experiences through internships:
- Internships in local government, state agencies, and nonprofit community organizations
- State legislative internships (Raleigh, N.C.; Richmond, Va.)
- Campaigns and elections internship class offered every other fall
- Internship programs in Washington, D.C.
- Washington Summer Study Session, offered every other summer for three weeks in Washington, D.C.
- Undergraduate research assistantships to work with individual faculty or with the Center for Legislative Studies
- Deputy director, Guilford County Board of Elections
- Assistant to the Australian Trade Commission
- District liaison, Congressman Brad Miller’s office
- President of the United Way of High Point
- Senior officer for U.S. Department of Justice
- Program assistant, N.C. Environmental Defense Fund
- High school social science teacher
- Analyst, FBI, U.S. Interdepartmental Intelligence Task Force
- Executive director, Alamance County Dispute Settlement and Youth Services
- Law school
- MPA/MPP (master of public affairs, administration, or public policy) programs
- Ph.D. programs in political science, public policy, or public administration
Professional organizations and accreditation
- Institute of Political Leadership (IOPL) is co-located with the department’s Center for Legislative Studies.
- American Political Science Association (APSA)
- The MPA program is accredited with the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).
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