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Political Science Major
  • There has never been a more exciting time to explore the varied world of political science. Voter turnout was 5 percent higher in 2004 than in 2000. Political discourse has found a regular home on AM radio and cable television. Political scientists are struggling to understand and harness the role of the Internet in tomorrow’s political landscape.

    Political Science Majors and Programs

    • General – For students interested in graduate school or a career in politics
    • Pre-law – For students considering law school
    • Political Science and Education Social Studies License program – For students who want to become teachers of grades 7 through 12

    Course requirements for all majors and minors can be found in our online course bulletin.

    Internships Abound

    There’s no better place to study politics in Ohio than in the capital city of Columbus, and our extensive network of contacts ensures you’ll have your choice of hands-on learning opportunities. Work for a local or state campaign. Intern in a state legislator’s office. Volunteer with a local non-profit. Some of our students have even held internships with legislators in Washington, D.C.
    Preserve the Political Landscape

    You will graduate from Capital with a deep understanding of:

    • American politics
    • International affairs
    • Philosophy and politics
    • Public administration

    We hope you will also leave with a healthy understanding of how values enrich the public marketplace of ideas and how ethics contribute to the health of our political landscape.

    Plan for Your Future

    Our political science graduates have gone on to law schools and graduate schools around the country – including, of course Capital’s own Law School. They can also be found in successful careers with organizations like:

    • Department of Defense
    • Western Reserve Resources Corp.
    • The Dial Corp.
    • Ohio Senate and House
    • AT&T
    • City of Columbus, Health Department
    • Exxon Corp.
    • Florida Power and Light Co.
    • Kettering Foundation

    Want to know more about political science at Capital? Contact the political science department: at 614-236-6620 or Capital's Admission Office at 1-866-544-6175.