The AUM Political Science major offers a variety of courses exploring the multiple and various dimensions of politics. Our courses provide an understanding of the forces that shape the lives of citizens in the United States and around the world.
What can you do with a Political Science Major?
The Political Science Four Year Plan provides details on the requirements for the major. The Department awards a merit Scholarship to a well-deserving junior or senior major.
Political Science Plan of Study
Political science is a frequently selected major for students interested in attending law school. One reason for this relationship is that political science courses emphasize critical thinking, persuasive reasoning, and clear written and verbal communication.
For students who are interested in political science but have chosen another major, the Department offers two minors: International Relations and Political Science.
Careers in Political Science
There are many career possibilities for students majoring and minoring in political science. Recent graduates provide a good indication of the many options. Several decided to continue their education, attending law school or earning master’s degrees in public administration or criminal justice. Others work for political lobbyists, nonprofit organizations, and the state of Alabama. One works as a reporter for a local TV station and another is the mayor of Talladega, Alabama.
Our faculty members are passionate about teaching and bring real-world insights to the classroom thanks to their scholarship and professional experiences.
The Department’s faculty members have developed well-established expertise across several areas of political science including American politics, political behavior, political psychology, research methods, comparative politics, international relations, and public administration.
For inquiries and more information about the political science major, the political science minor, the international relations minor and the Department more generally please email [email protected].
Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries nationally.
Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Auburn University at Montgomery
Goodwyn Hall 209
The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.
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