Areas of Study

Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Political Science is home to 15 full time faculty members whose specialties include American politics, international relations and security studies, comparative politics, public administration and public policy. As an undergraduate student, your program will examine political institutions, the social and economic forces that shape them, the cultural contexts in which they operate, and human behavior in political matters. You will also develop your analytical, problem solving and communication skills, which are highly valued by prospective employers.

Our undergraduate programs include:Career Opportunities in Political Science

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Political Science
If you are interested in politics, history, law, government, or journalism, a political science degree is right for you.

Multidisciplinary Studies:
This program draws courses from 13 different departments to prepare you for security-related careers by providing you with a well-rounded view of the complex security challenges facing the world today.


The Department also has several options for Minors, including a Minor in Political Science, Leadership Studies, International Relations, and Public Administration. While thinking about your interests and career objectives, your major or minor, please feel free to email us at with any questions about how our programs might fit your needs.


Dr. Jody Baumgartner, Professor & Undergraduate Program Director
Brewster A-114
Phone: (252) 328-2843


Graduate Programs