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Bachelor's Degree in Political Science

If you are considering a legal career, a political science degree is a good choice because it focuses on what law does in society, how laws are made, the role of the courts and other related topics. Although you don’t have to major in political science to apply to law school, you can get a good feel for studying law by taking political science courses.

As a political science major at Cumberlands, you will survey the major concepts, issues and controversies in political science. In this Kentucky political science degree program, you’ll explore public policy, constitutional law, political theory, comparative government, American foreign policy, the presidency and Congress.

At Cumberlands, you can major or minor in political science.  The experienced, caring faculty in the Department of History and Political Science will help you choose the combination of study to best meet your personal goals, and you will be well-prepared to begin your career or to continue your political science degree studies in graduate school.

What can I do with a Political Science degree?

Career opportunities, for those with a political science degree, are almost infinite.  Many graduates gain work in government as elected officials or in many other capacities, including lobbyist.  Alternative career options include:

  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Business
  • Teaching
  • FBI Officer
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Ambassador
  • Historian
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • CIA Intelligence Specialist
  • And many more

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of Political Science and Government is expected to have 262,000 job openings by 2024. If you want to learn how make your mark on the world and become a part of history; fill out the form on this page and find out how UC can help you achieve that goal! 

 

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A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.