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Government (B.S.): Politics & Policy

BS in Government: Politics & Policy

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Residential Program

Through our B.S. in Government: Politics & Policy degree, you’ll study the office and legal powers of government executives, especially the president, including trends in the presidency during periods of conservative and liberal dominance.

Survey the political and economic thought since the 16th century including the Christian influence in the development of modern Western freedom and justice. Study the issues, interest, and institutions of American state and local government in the framework of federalism.

You will also gain an understanding of the scope, methodologies, and major schools of political science.

Incorporate a liberal arts/language focus into your degree:

Learn How To

  • Evaluate comparative political and economic theories as they relate to the field of government
  • Demonstrate the ways in which domestic and international political and policymaking processes interact
  • Communicate effectively in both written and oral formats
  • Integrate ethical and values-driven decision making in government scenarios

Academic Information

Credit Hours

  • 120 total hours 

Courses You Could Take

  • Ancient Political and Economic Ideas (GOVT 301)
  • Modern Political and Economic Ideas (GOVT 302)
  • American Constitutional History (GOVT 421)
  • Political Theory (GOVT 490)

Program of Study (DCP)

B.S. in Government - Politics and Policy

Careers You Could Have

  • Chamber of Commerce Manager 
  • City Manager 
  • Community Organizer 
  • Legislative Analyst 
  • Political Scientist
  • Politician
  • Public Administrator
  • Political Consultant


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