Whether you want to be a lawyer or a judge, a city manager or a
state legislator, a school board member or a US Senator, a foreign
diplomat or the head of a non-profit agency, our program will provide
you with the knowledge and the skills you need to be successful.
Earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science prepares you to
continue your study in a graduate or professional program or find an
exciting career in the field of your choice.
that the combination of theory and practice best prepares you for the
legal or political world. That’s why our curriculum grounds you in
political philosophy while it builds your research skills, and why it
provides general knowledge about political science while it allows you
to focus on a specialized area of interest. To help put theory into
practice, you will have the chance to couple your classroom experience
with internships to give you hands-on learning opportunities. We want
you to leave your FHSU experience understanding politics from the local
to the global arena, ready to make a difference by tackling complex
issues in today’s society.
Program Requirements Overview
General Education Requirements: 55 Credit Hours
Modern Language Requirement: 10 Credit Hours
Political Science Core Courses: 22 Credit Hours
Political Science Concentration Courses: 18 Credit Hours
*Free Electives: 19 Credit Hours
TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE: 124 Credit Hours