UC is located in the West Virginia’s capital city, across the river from the state capitol building and the center of state government, providing opportunities for you to intern, and/or to observe government in action.
Focus on “real world” experience as part of our program.
Internships are available with federal offices and numerous interest groups and law firms.
Students are prepared for law school, graduate programs, and more.
Political Science is a challenging program designed to prepare you for a successful career in the public or private sector, as well as for law and other graduate studies. Our location in the state’s capital provides the opportunity for you to study government in action, and connect your academic studies to practical experience.
The Political Science degree offers three concentrations: Pre-Law, Public Policy and Criminal Justice
You will be immersed in a comprehensive program that integrates traditional approaches with modern research techniques to prepare you for graduate student, law school, applied work in the disciplines and more. Every student in the program will complete an internship, providing hands on experience in the field.
Coursework is designed to promote critical thinking and logic, and provides a focus on the actors and institutions of government and the complex relationships that exist among those who seek to influence the process.
Political Science majors are encouraged to double major to expand their knowledge and marketability.
Credits / Course / Title
18 Total Credits
Students must gain general admission to the University of Charleston. A visit to campus to meet with Admissions personnel and program faculty is strongly encouraged.
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