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Fort Hays State University
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Phone: 785-628-4425
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Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Political Management Concentration

A concentration in Political Management prepares you for careers related to the process of Political Campaigning, a field that is growing in career options each year:

  • Hundreds of political consulting firms are hiring
  • Political parties and interest groups require experts in politics for their campaigning needs
  • Newspapers and television news networks need knowledgeable reporters to cover the political news of the day

We’ll help you prepare for a career in the thrilling world of politics in whatever area of the political process you’re interested. With courses in topics such as campaign management, fundraising, media and politics and others, the Political Management concentration trains you in the theory and practice of political campaigning in a hands-on environment with experienced professors and exciting courses.

Program Summary

University Degree Requirements 55 credit hours
Foreign Language Requirement 10 credit hours
Departmental Core Curriculum 22 credit hours
Concentration Areas 18 credit hours
Free electives 19 credit hours
TOTAL 124 credit hours
Departmental Core Curriculum
POLS 100 Orientation to Political Science 3 credit hours
POLS 101 American Government 3 credit hours
POLS 180 Introduction to Public Policy 3 credit hours
PHIL 201 Political Philosophy 3 credit hours
POLS 230 Introduction to International Relations 3 credit hours
POLS 455 Research Methods 3 credit hours
POLS 689 Internship in Political Science 1 credit hour
POLS 490 Senior Capstone 3 credit hours
Concentration in Political Management
Please note:  The Political Management concentration is ONLY available for on campus students. It is NOT available in the virtual program.
POLS 660 Campaign Management 3 credit hours
Choose 6 additional credit hours from:
IDS 468 Political Communication 3 credit hours
POLS 661 American Political Parties 3 credit hours
POLS 664 Political Behavior 3 credit hours
POLS 665 Interest Groups and Lobbying 3 credit hours
POLS 403 The Presidency 3 credit hours
POLS 401 The Congress 3 credit hours
Or other approved courses. 3+ credit hours