More than 600 Georgia State undergraduates major in Political Science.
The department offers several bachelor's degree options, allowing students to find the program that best fits their interests and aspirations.
In addition to the traditional classroom setting, you can learn through hands-on experience and gain academic credit along the way. Explore our study abroad and exchange programs, Model and Mock Trial Teams, internship opportunities and Co-op Program.
Our department is also closely involved with centers and institutes around the campus. Our faculty work with the Atlanta Global Studies Center, the Center for Human Rights and Democracy, the Center for Middle East Studies, the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, the Transcultural Conflict and Violence Initiative, the Chinese Studies research initiative and the Zoukis Research Collaborative, which researches mandatory sentencing in the criminal justice system.
Students may specialize in any of the five fields of the discipline: American politics and government, comparative politics, international politics, political theory or public policy and administration.
The department also provides specific concentrations for majors and minors in pre-law and in international affairs.
Minor in Political Science
Students wishing to minor in political science should take 15 semester hours of political science courses at the 3000 level or above. For more details, see the course catalog.
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.) program in Asian Studies provides students an opportunity to acquire a career-oriented range of skills and knowledge of this important and unique region of the world. Career paths for Asian Studies majors include: politician or Diplomat; cultural Researcher, historian or journalist; translator, interpreter or teacher of English as a Second Language; and media consultant or international market analyst.
The Global Studies Program prepares students to be globally aware and competent in their chosen careers. In addition to focusing on global opportunities and pressing challenges, students develop deep regional concentration in a particular area of focus such as Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East or Latin America. The degree is designed to allow students to create their own tailored curriculum while gaining broad competencies in global issues and world languages.
Earn your M.A. degree in just one more year and use your Hope Scholarship to pay for it. Through our 4+1 degree program, our majors can earn both a B.A. and an M.A. in Political Science in just five years. Study Public Law, International Relations and Comparative Politics or American Politics.
The department provides courses and counseling for the European Union Studies Certificate offered by the University System of Georgia. This interdisciplinary program enables students to develop expertise in the European Union (EU) and in EU studies, allowing students to demonstrate this expertise to potential employers.
Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) make use of the analytically rigorous tools of all three of its disciplines to promote serious thought about practical issues, allowing students to delve deep into moral, social, political and economic questions. The program prepares students for careers and graduate programs that require independent thought with significant analytic and critical reasoning as well as writing ability.
This program emphasizes the social sciences and humanities perspectives of the law, drawing on the disciplines of political science, sociology, history, English, philosophy, psychology, criminal justice and business law.
It is a strong option for pre-law students.