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Political Science

The political science major at La Roche University emphasizes the global nature of politics today. Our students develop a full understanding of political parties, foreign policies, western democracies and the historical evolution of U.S. government.


You’ll receive a mix of globally oriented and American-focused courses in politics and government. Political science majors take three required core courses:

  • Political Philosophy
  • American Politics
  • Comparative Politics

Coursework is then divided between the subfields of American Politics and Comparative Politics. As a political science major, you’ll complete 33 total credits: the nine core credits and 24 elective credits.

Expert Faculty

You’ll learn from some of the most accomplished professors in the country. La Roche’s political science and history faculty includes internationally recognized scholars who have published peer-reviewed books studying the politics of the United States, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. These professors also have earned research scholarships, teaching awards and Faculty Fulbright Awards.

Optional Minor and Double Major

If you’re looking to add an additional area of expertise, the program offers the flexibility and convenience that you need to double-major. A large number of political science electives include electives required in the disciplines of:

  • Education
  • History
  • International studies
  • Sociology

What Can You Do With Your Degree?

By studying political science at La Roche University, you may qualify to apply for post-college positions in:

  • Education (teaching at middle or high school levels)
  • Federal, state or local governments
  • Nonprofit advocacy organizations
  • Political parties
  • International development organizations
  • Journalism
  • Law school
  • Graduate school in political science
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