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From public policies and laws to the broader concept of how societies are governed, politics influence many things. They play a big part in everyday activity. The program at WSC concentrates on five major areas related to politics: the actual operation of the government, political behavior, political theory, public policy, and international relations. A degree in political science can prepare you well for additional study in law, economics, geography, and social sciences. Or, because of your solid understanding of politics’ influence on the people, a political science degree can prepare you for a successful career in business, leadership, or public administration.

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99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.


Hours required:
For major: 36
General education: 41
To graduate from WSC: 120


Popular minors: Public Administration, Pre-Law, History, Economics, Sociology, Spanish, Journalism


School: Natural and Social Sciences


Department: History, Politics, and Geography

Political Science Scholarships

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and aid for your degree in political science.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.

Skills

Skills Learned

  • Research
  • Writing
  • Critical thinking
  • Knowledge of law, politics, policy, and governmental structures

Careers

Possible Careers

  • Politician
  • Policy analyst / advocate
  • Lobbyist
  • Political correspondent
  • Lawyer or paralegal
  • Senate secretary
  • Political science teacher
  • Economic development coordinator
  • Non-profit management
  • City administration
  • Journalist
  • Political advisor
  • Campaign manager 

Employers

Employers

  • Law firms
  • State government offices
  • Federal government offices
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Congressional offices
  • Social services
  • Court systems
  • Urban planning agencies
  • Foreign service agencies
  • Television and news channels
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Schools, colleges, and universities

Learn from the Best

Our faculty are accomplished, with 85% of our full-time faculty having the highest degree in their field. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in a personalized setting with a friendly atmosphere.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, activities, and more.

Student clubs and organizations

Clubs and Organizations

WSC Service Learning

Service-Learning

Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career! Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

Student Activities for History, Geography and Political Science Majors

Opportunities

  • Contribute to a cause – Help promote historical awareness, civic engagement, diversity, and opportunity through Multicultural Affairs and events like Constitution Day and the Voter Registration Drive.
  • Peer tutoring and mentoring programs – Help fellow students master their courses and improve their skills, be part of a support system for new students, and make new friends - all while gaining valuable experience that will better prepare you for the future.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
Internships

Internships

Before graduating with your degree in political science, you’ll work with local criminal justice, government, and social service agencies to help gain field experience and earn credit toward your degree. Career Services is also available to help you find the best internship opportunities.

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