Political Science

The Political Science Program offers a program of study that leads to the Bachelors of Science or the Bachelor of Arts degree.  We additionally offer minors in International Political Studies, Legal Studies, Political Science, and Public Administration.  The Political Science Program is designed to prepare students for graduate study in law, government, politics, or policy and for careers in federal, state, and local government, including municipal and private planning agencies.  

UNA Political Science graduates readily get accepted to law schools and graduate programs in political science, policy, and public administration. Our alums have taken jobs at various levels of government, in the non-profit sector, and are well represented in management positions in the private sector.

The Political Science Program offers students several options to engage their community including legal and public service internships (PS 495). Political science also has active Mock Trials and Model United Nations programs. The Political Science Club and Pi Sigma Alpha have hosted Presidential Debate Viewing Parties, socials, and tailgates at UNA home football games.

The Political Science Major is a thirty-six hour program that has six required courses:

  • PS 241 - United States Government and Politics
  • PS 244 - Public Policy and Administration
  • PS 301 - Political Science Scope and Research
  • PS 302 - Comparative Politics
  • PS 303 - World Politics
  • PS 304 - Political Theory

Students can then choose among a wide array of political science courses to fill out their major.  Political science students can also design their curriculum around their interests including American politics and institutions, comparative politics, international relations, public policy and public administration, and political theory.