Why Study Political Science at USF?

Firmly rooted in the liberal arts tradition, Political Science courses taught at the University of Saint Francis will allow you to explore enduring questions about the nature of government. As Aristotle observed many centuries ago, human beings are “political animals.” Politics, therefore, are closely related to what makes us human. This truth is especially important in a democratic government where citizens have both the opportunity and obligation to participate in public affairs. The founders of our government believed that only an educated citizenry could govern itself successfully. Political Science courses will prepare you for your role in the future of our political system.

Skills You'll Obtain

Ability to express yourself clearly and argue persuasively, both orally and in writing

Expertise in applying terms and concepts from politics and law

Understanding of how the American system of government works and how it compares to other systems of government around the world

After Graduation

A bachelor’s degree in Political Science is flexible and applicable to a wide variety of careers. It will also provide an excellent foundation if you choose to advance your education and pursue a graduate degree.

Careers you could pursue are:

  • Attorney
  • Career Counselor
  • City Planner
  • Congressional Office/Committee Staffer
  • Financial Consultant
  • High School Government Teacher
  • Information Manager
  • Intelligence Officer
  • Teacher