Political Science Bachelor's Degree Overview
What better time to be studying democracy, equality, justice and the role of government? Faculty members in The University of Toledo political science degree program covers all of these issues and more in class and their research.
UToledo political science majors are well-prepared for careers in government, law, teaching and public service. Many graduates work for nonprofits in Ohio or around the world. Students also frequently go on to work in politics, either on campaigns or as legislative staff.
Political science is a popular major for UT’s pre-law students. Our bachelor’s degree program offers students the option to specialize in legal studies.
Political Science Bachelor's Degree Highlights
- Internships. Many UToledo political science students work with state and local government officials, the state legislature, or with The Washington Center in Washington, DC. Other students intern locally with the city of Toledo and area nonprofit organizations.
- Innovative Inside/Out Prison Exchange program. This one-of-a-kind course is a perennial favorite. UT undergraduates attend class with incarcerated students at the Toledo Correctional Institution. Class subjects vary, but the Department of Political Science and Public Administration often offers courses in the program.
- Focus on your interests. UT’s undergraduate advisers want to get to know you so they can help you create a program to fit your passions and goals. We offer a comprehensive political science program that is strong in public policy, international politics, and law and politics. Political science is a great pre-law major.
- Outstanding faculty with diverse specialties. Our eight political science faculty members have research and scholarly interests ranging from American political institutions and Latin American politics to international relations and law and society. These full-time faculty members teach almost all of our courses and supervise student research.
- State-of-the-art technology. UToledo political science majors use a computer lab equipped with leading statistical research software.
UToledo alumni of the political science program go on to graduate school in public administration, business, history, education, geography, political science and public affairs. UT political science majors also have been accepted to such law schools as:
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UT graduates also find work in government, law firms, political campaigns, community organizations, international development agencies and other areas of public service. Our alumni have worked as:
- Conflicts analyst, law firm of Drinker, Biddle and Reath LLP
- Leadership assistant, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
- Grants administrator, Toledo Lucas County Homelessness Board
- Campaign manager for former Toledo mayor Michael Collins
- Student diversity leadership conference facilitator, National Association of Independent Schools
- Park ranger, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
- City manager
- Labor organizer
- Legislative assistant
Political Science Bachelor's Degree Curriculum
Political Science Bachelor’s Degree Sample Courses
- Environmental Policy
- International Human Rights
- Terrorism in International Relations
- Campaigns and Elections