Political Science


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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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