Allan D. Cooper, Chair
Telephone: (919) 530-5303
Fax: (919) 530-6246
Main Office: 101 Edmonds Classroom Building
The mission of the Department of Political Science is to prepare students for success in graduate and professional schools and the professional world by providing them with a solid knowledge base in political science and the necessary writing, research, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
The Department of Political Science prepares students for:
- the legal profession
- government service
- the private sector/business
- non-profit employment
- graduate school
- foreign service
- civic engagement
The curriculum includes courses in American government, international affairs, political theory, public policy, research methods, and pre-law.
The Pre-Law concentration is designed to prepare students for law school. In addition to the course work, students receive counseling and other necessary assistance in making their choice of a law school. They will be able to interview with various law schools that conduct interviews on our campus. In addition, the department offers an online Law School Admission Test (LSAT) prep course as well as its own writing lab and computer lab.
To earn the undergraduate degree in Political Science, students must complete the core curriculum and pass a minimum of 39 credit hours in political science as outlined below. Students who wish to minor in Political Science must complete a minimum of 21 semester hours (See courses listed below under “Minor Course Requirements ”) as well as the required courses for a major in their respective departments.