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Bachelor's Degree in Political Science

Study government and the role it plays in human rights, social issue, foreign policy, diplomacy and more.

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Bachelor's Degree in Political Science

B.A. or B.S in political science; minor; African studies minor; Middle East studies minor

Political science majors study the impact of government in areas such as human rights, law, war and diplomacy.

The K-State political science program prepares students for careers in government, law, politics or the private sector, as well as a number of advanced graduate degrees.


The K-State difference

K-State's political science faculty are dedicated to scholarship and student learning.

The 16 faculty members publish in top journals in various political science disciplines, serve on journal editorial boards and have worked closely with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Additionally, faculty have received nine prestigious teaching and research awards in the last five years.

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K-State's political science program was ranked No. 1 in the nation by The ranking is based on current student satisfaction in career advising, faculty accessibility, tuition cost and a healthy study environment.


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