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WHY CHOOSE APSU’S POLITICAL SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAM?

There is no question that earning a political science degree will lead to an exciting profession that can grow and change along with the skills you develop and the directions in which your special interests can take you.  Political science majors gain analytical skills, and the knowledge necessary for understanding and trying to influence political activities that occur every day.  Political science is also the number one major for students who attend law school.

Faculty members in the APSU Department of Political Science want their students to succeed. Personal attention to students is important. For instance, they inform political science students when internship opportunities become available, such as with the Tennessee State Legislature, in Washington D.C, and with election campaigns. In addition, organizations such as the Pi Sigma Alpha national political science honor society prepare our students for leadership and service. 

In addition, APSU graduates with political science degrees have been admitted to top law schools at Vanderbilt University, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, University of Memphis, Samford University and many others. Graduate programs where APSU students have enrolled include Vanderbilt University, University of Kentucky and Georgetown University, just to name a few.

POLITICAL CHALLENGES AROUND THE WORLD ARE YOUR OPPORTUNITIES

From legal disputes to elections to international crises, the world of politics is constantly changing.  What happens in politics affects our own backyard, including city hall, Fort Campbell, KY, the state government in Nashville, and activities in our nation’s capital.  Having a political science degree helps to understand events around the world and provides a career that brings new challenges and rewards.