Prepare for a legal or political career by studying near the seat of South Carolina’s state government, complete with opportunities to get involved now.
Political science is ideal for students who plan to work in public service, law or other careers involving leadership and analytical skills. In addition to taking a wide range of courses, you'll have opportunities for internships and research to gain a deep understanding of politics and the forces that drive society.
Get experience in government or a related field while earning course credit through an internship with support from the department.
Learn to communicate effectively about complex ideas, and gain understanding of a wide variety perspectives.
Tailor your course of study to your specific interests, from politics and government to the influence of law in aspects of society.
Join our alumni and go on to a promising career in law and/or politics as well as public service, government or private industries.
What You’ll Study
Gain proficiency in critical thinking, writing and analysis of politics, government and the forces that drive society. Specialize in an area that interests you with our flexible course requirements. For an edge in pursuing future graduate studies, our intensive major offers additional coursework and a research project culminating in a senior thesis.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions
Examining their impact and effectiveness in achieving specific goals or objectives
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Creating professional written content for inclusion in scholarly journal articles, books and reports
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.