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Bachelor's in Political Science Degree

If you are considering a legal career, a political science degree is a great choice because it focuses on what law does in society, how laws are made, the role of the courts, and other related topics. Although you don’t have to be a political science major to apply to law school, you can get a good feel for studying law by taking the political science courses that come with a political science major.

Why major in political science? As a political science major at Cumberlands, you will survey the major concepts, issues, and controversies in political science. As a Kentucky political science major, you’ll explore public policy, constitutional law, political theory, comparative government, American foreign policy, the presidency, and Congress.

At University of the Cumberlands, you can major or minor in political science. The experienced, caring faculty in the Department of History and Political Science will help you choose the combination of study to best meet your personal goals, and you will be well-prepared to begin your career or to continue your political science degree studies in graduate school.


Wondering what can you do with a degree in political science? The answer is … a lot, actually. Career opportunities, for those with a political science degree, are almost infinite. Many political science major graduates gain work in government as elected officials or in many other capacities, including lobbyists. Alternative career options include:

  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Business
  • Teaching
  • FBI Officer
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Ambassador
  • Historian
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • CIA Intelligence Specialist
  • And many more

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of Political Science and Government is expected to have 262,000 job openings by 2024. That’s 262,000 opportunities an undergraduate degree in political science can help you pursue.


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 


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If you’ve been looking for the perfect political science major to fit your needs, let University of the Cumberlands show you the way with an accredited bachelor’s in political science that will help you make a difference for your career and for others. Fill out the form on this page to see what you could accomplish with a BS or BA in political science. Let’s talk about our test-optional college admissions process, scholarship opportunities, and more!

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