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Political Science Programs

Take your fascination with systems of power to the next level.

In addition to helping you become a better-informed citizen, the skills you’ll learn through our programs are essential to many different careers—and will open more doors than you can imagine.

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B.A. in Political Science

If you’re interested in how power, in its many forms, is used to organize human social relations, you’re in the right place. As a political science major, you’ll analyze how government and politics work at all levels of society. You’ll also explore the ethical dimensions of political debates, in a rigorous and nonpartisan way.

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Program Highlights

  • A better understanding of personal ethics
  • The development of analytical, critical-thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills
  • Support from the Mastodon community
  • A prestigious Purdue degree



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Requirements and Curriculum Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum and diverse requirements will challenge you to go further than you ever imagined. Check out what you can expect as you advance through our program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • The ability to communicate and write clearly and effectively
  • Use quantitative and qualitative analytical skills in appropriate situations
  • Analyze social and political issues with cutting-edge problem-solving skills
  • Lead and engage others ethically and professionally with personal integrity, academic and professional honesty, respect for diversity, and civil deliberation, dissent, and discourse
  • Be prepared for careers in public and private sectors, especially in the fields of government, politics, law, and public service; graduate study or law school; and active and engaged leadership and citizenship in one’s community, the nation, and beyond
  • Identify basic and explain advanced key terms and concepts in the major fields of the discipline, including political thought and philosophy, American government and politics, comparative government, and international relations