A Political Science major is excellent preparation for students interested in public administration, law, business, public relations, and journalism. At Southern, political science majors immerse themselves in the study of government, public policy, and political culture. Along the way they sharpen their skills in writing, communication, and complex analysis. Many work side-by-side with legislators and policy-makers as interns at the state legislature in Hartford, in the U.S. Congress in Washington, or at prestigious public policy agencies or worldwide organizations like Amnesty International.
The BA program provides students broad exposure to the discipline of political science. Students must take courses in all 4 major sub-fields of the discipline: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Political Theory. The breadth of the major is good preparation for students interested in graduate programs in the discipline. It also prepares students for careers in government and politics as well as those requiring a grounding in liberal arts.