University of Charleston

Political Science

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  • duration

    4 Years

  • format


  • location


Program Overview

This program will prepare you for a successful career in the public or private sector, as well as for law and other graduate studies. Our Political Science degree is offered in three concentrations: Pre-Law, Public Policy, and Criminal Justice.

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Program Highlights

  • We are located across the river from the state capitol building and the center of state government, providing opportunities for you to intern with federal offices and numerous interest groups.

  • Unique learning experiences and opportunities for civic engagement.

  • Focus your career goals by selecting one of three concentrations: Criminal Justice, Pre-Law, or Public Policy.

Program Outcomes

  • Job Opportunities

    • Business Professional
    • Elected Official
    • Attorney
    • Human Rights Advocate
    • Market Research Analyst
    • Political and Group Campaign Manager/Organizer
    • Public Administration
    • Community Leaderships
    • Teacher
  • In-Depth Learning

    Coursework is designed to promote critical thinking and logic, provides a focus on the actors and institutions of government and the complex relationships that exist among those who seek to influence the process.

  • Prepared for Post-Graduate Programs

    Students are prepared for law school, graduate programs and more.

Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

Kara Fisher
Kara Anne Fisher, Ph.D.

Instructor of Political Science

Additional Information

Admissions Requirements

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.

How Much Will It Cost?

View our Tuition & Fees page for more detailed information on cost.

Curriculum and Course Catalog