Learn Skills That Will Give You the Edge to Apply to Law School, Graduate School, or Pursue a Career in International Affairs and Diplomacy

In Nova Southeastern University’s B.A. in Political Science program you’ll learn about both the U.S. political system (the forces that influence it and the consequences for the nation) and international political systems (international relations, global institutions, and international alliances). Dig deeper with courses on political economy, political theory, research methods and politics in Latin America and the Middle East.

Strengthen your analytical skills in Model United Nations competitions with our award-winning team: the Nova International Relations Association (NIRA). Research and defend a legal stance in a courtroom setting on our Mock Trial team. Hear from and engage with visiting authors, political figures, and activists and take advantage of the uniquely international flavor and political dynamism that characterizes South Florida.

Why Should You Major in Political Science at NSU?

Dominate Political Fields

Politics may seem like the most obvious choice, but there are plenty of opportunities to apply your knowledge in law, journalism, nonprofit organizations, or education. An increasingly globalized world requires more politically savvy business leaders and government officials. With a political science degree, you have a lot of flexibility in job location. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment positions for political scientists are expected to grow at a rate of 6% through 2029. You can also advance your studies at the graduate level in international affairs, business or law.

Learn more about Career Preparation

Average Starting Salary

The average salary for political scientists in May 2019 was $122,220* (requires an advanced degree).

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Shark Destinations

You’ll find NSU Political Science alumni all around the country. Political Science majors have a wide array of fields to choose from as their strengths in critical thinking ad writing make them attractive to a wide range of careers. You will find them in companies like Elekta, Barakat Law, PA Baumann and Gant & Keeley, P.A.*. You will also find them in a wide range of governmental and non-nongovernmental organizations like the Department of Homeland Security, The International Republican Institute and Teach for America. Our alumni are also in prominent graduate programs in places like the University of Delaware, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Emory University.

*Data provided by NSU’s Office of Career Development