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Political Science

Major in Political Science at Erskine!

In the Political Science major, you will examine American government, international politics, comparative politics, and political philosophy. Your studies will lay a foundation for your future, whether you wish to enter graduate school or the workplace.

Your studies can help you prepare for a variety of careers in government, public affairs, or private and non-profit sectors that require knowledge of government and politics. You will also have the knowledge and skills to pursue graduate studies in fields such as:

  • Law
  • Politics
  • Government
  • Public policy
  • Public administration

Degree Details: Political Science

In your studies, you will explore how politics relates to history, culture, economics, geography, and social systems. This holistic approach will help you understand current political events within their historical and social contexts. You will also examine the relationship between Christianity and politics and address the real-life challenges of building just and peaceful political communities.

You will take a variety of courses, such as:

  • American Government
  • Introduction to Political Philosophy
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • European Politics
  • Christian Political Thought
  • Public Opinion and Political Participation
  • Constitutional Law
  • U.S. Presidency

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Erskine College Admissions

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“17 Best Jobs for Political Science Majors,” Indeed.

“Occupation Employment and Wages, May 2021: 19-3094 Political Scientists,” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“Occupational Outlook Handbook: Political Scientists,” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Dr. Matthew Cawvey, Assistant Professor Of Political Science

Matthew Cawvey

Assistant Professor of Political Science
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