Political systems provide constant challenges and opportunities for engagement, and you have a sense of curiosity about the grand questions of our time. Find ways to address today's local and global issues, using critical thinking and reasoning to move beyond opinions and truly understand our complex world.
What you'll study
The political science major focuses on 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 elections, Congress, research methods, politics in Latin America and the Middle East, and the First Amendment.
How you'll learn more
Strengthen your analytical and negation skills in Model United Nations competitions with our award-winning team. 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.
Where it can take you
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. Advance your studies at the graduate level in international affairs, business, or law.
Pursuing a minor can deepen your knowledge in a discipline related to your major or enable you to explore a field outside your major area of study and diversify your skills. Speak with a faculty member in your program to determine which minor(s) can support your academic, professional, and personal goals.
Are you planning to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in a related field of study? Consider NSU's Dual Admission Program, which enables qualified undergraduates at the Halmos College of Arts and Sciences to secure early acceptance into one of the university's competitive graduate and professional degree programs.