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Political Science

Overview of Program

Students who major in political science study the actors and institutions of government and examine their interactions with significant “others” that influence lawmaking. In addition, the process of how policy is made within this environment is considered.

Those who choose to study Political Science at the University of Charleston are immersed in a comprehensive program that emphasizes the merging of traditional approaches with modern research techniques to prepare students for graduate study, law school, applied work in the disciplines, and life-long learning.

Program Highlights

  • Program structure encourages students to double major within the program or in other fields, including the liberal arts and business.
  • Prestigious internship opportunities with local and state government agencies provide valuable field-work experience in the disciplines.
  • Opportunities to present student research at state, regional, and national meetings.
  • Students work with an experienced and engaged faculty who are published authors and have traveled widely and taught abroad.

Admission Requirements

Students must gain general admission to the University of Charleston. A visit to the campus to meet with Admissions personnel and program faculty is strongly encouraged.

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2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Charleston, WV 25304
1-800-995-4682 (GO UC) 

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