Students earning their political science degree will study American politics, comparative politics, international politics and political philosophy before choosing electives that tailor the political science major to each student’s interests. A strong focus on research is part of the political science major.
Whether a student is pre-law or interested in pursuing a career in education, social work, health care, criminal justice, diplomacy, advocacy, journalism, business or research, a political science degree can make a contribution to intellectual and professional development.
Mount Mercy’s political science major can also help guide a student on a pre-law track, preparing students to take the LSAT and apply to law school.
Mount Mercy’s criminal justice graduate program complements a political science degree, and allows students to further their career options in political science or criminal justice-related fields. Other graduate programs in political science, public policy or public administration, health care administration, social work, business, or education are also natural complements to a political science degree.