Bachelor of Science in Political Science 

With the Political Science degree at Kennesaw State University, you'll be able to make an impact on the world through the study of government and politics, global studies, political theory, public law, and administration, as well as various research methods.

While earning your Political Science degree, you'll study the formal government institutions and people's behavior in public life. You'll examine the institutions and government processes using various research methodologies.

This political science degree is the undergraduate major most students choose who intend to attend law school and perform graduate study in several social science disciplines. This program is an ideal liberal arts major for careers in business, journalism, public and international affairs, the federal government, state and local government, teaching, interest groups, campaign management, communications, and many others.

See our Political Science degree requirements in the KSU Undergraduate Catalog for more information on specific classes.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face and Hybrid

Number of Credit Hours: 120 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Four-year Program

Primary Campus: Kennesaw

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Degree Pathway

Stay on path for graduation by using the degree pathway that maps out your courses by semester and by year.

Political Science Degree Pathway
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Political Science Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Flexible Program – You can take courses in-class or online, whichever works best for your schedule.

  • Hands-On Experience – You will receive hands-on training and gain practical skills you can apply right away. You'll have the opportunity to work in teams and participate in group projects to learn how to deliver high-quality solutions.

  • Diverse Career Options – As a political science graduate, you will have varied career choices that will lead to quicker employment.

What can you do with a Political Science degree?

  • Policy Analyst
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Social Media Manager
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • Political Consultant
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Political Campaign Staff
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Nonprofit Program Coordinator

Political Science Salary and Career Information

A career in political science offers many paths that can easily align with your current and future goals. Below are just a few jobs achievable with a bachelor's degree in Political Science from KSU.


Double Owl

Double Owl Pathway

Double Owl Pathways allows undergraduate students to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees at significantly lower costs and in less time than pursuing each degree separately. KSU offers a variety of Pathways to choose from various disciplines, allowing students to graduate sooner and get a head start on their future careers.

Public Administration MPA

School of Government and International Affairs

Kennesaw State University
School of Government and International Affairs
Social Sciences Building (402), Rm 5047
402 Bartow Ave MB#2205
Kennesaw, Georgia, 30144

Phone: 470-578-6227

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