WHY POLITICAL SCIENCE AT LINDENWOOD?
As a student in the Lindenwood University Bachelor of Arts in Political Science program you will study topics, such as American government, political philosophy, policy analysis, as well as political and media literacy. You will develop the ability to think critically, write effectively, and engage in constructive debates about issues that affect our society. The program will teach you the critical thinking skills that open numerous career paths including the legal profession, government service, political campaigns, as well as non-profit organizations and business.
This major will introduce you to government structures, systems, and policy processes as well as political philosophies and ideologies. The program offers courses in a variety of areas of political science including public administration, American constitutional law, and many more. These courses will help you understand how political systems work and will prepare you for success in graduate school, law school, government, or the private sector.
Our faculty will help connect you with internships and meaningful community service. You might choose to work on campaigns, participate in non-partisan voter drives, or help raise awareness about an issue that matters to you. Campus student organizations offer opportunities for you to be part of pre-election debates, to volunteer in a variety of ways, and to make friends who share your interests and passions.
Political Science is an excellent second major for those looking to make a connection between their primary area of interest and the public sector or government service. From the business major who might want to one day be a lobbyist to the science major who wants to drive science policy from outside the government every degree can be enhanced with a political science major attached.