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Academic catalog

Browse the curriculum, course descriptions and requirements for the Political Science program in our academic catalog.

Be a force for change

As a political science major at Lynn University, you'll advance your understanding of political processes, structures and functions at the local, regional, national and global levels. You'll learn this on a campus where students represent more than 90 countries, so political science can more easily be understood as a function of the cultural, political and social diversity of the world.

In this B.A. in political science program, you’ll explore areas such as government and leadership, political theories and ideologies, global human rights, public economy and public policy. Plus, with our longstanding collaboration with the Washington Internship Institute in Washington, D.C., you may be eligible for a full semester’s internship and integrated coursework in the U.S. capital.

As a political science major, you’ll learn

  • Critical and independent thinking about politics, history and international affairs
  • Government and leadership, political theories and ideologies
  • Global human rights, public economy and public policy

Career opportunities

Prepare for a successful career in a variety of fields with a bachelor's degree in political science.

As a political science major, you’ll gain the knowledge required for an array of job opportunities, including:

  • Human rights advocate or lobbyist
  • Nonprofit organization employee
  • Government agency employee
  • Political adviser
  • Campaign staffer

You may also choose to continue your studies in a graduate program, such as the M.S. in criminal justice.

Estimated tuition

Full-time tuition for a traditional day undergraduate student is estimated to cost $35,960 annually.

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Deshani Gunathilake
The small class sizes help so much because you get individual attention and the professors know your name. Sometimes I’ll hear my name from across campus and it’s Dr. Watson shouting hello.
Deshani Gunathilake, political science major
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