Political Science Major


Overview & Academics

POLITICAL SCIENCE is the systematic study of politics and power from domestic, international and comparative perspectives.  It entails understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior, as well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.  A background in political science is valuable for citizenship and political action, as well we for future careers in government, law, business, media, or public service.

Career Options

  • Government Agencies
  • Politics
  • Writer
  • Lawyer
  • Teacher
  • Journalist

Major Requirements
Core requirements:
POL 112, 200, 308
MAT 213

Core Components:
Choose 21 semester hours from:
POL 300, 301, 302, 310 or 315 (9 semester hours)
POL 211, 311 or 408 (3 semester hours)
POL 410; JUS 206 or JUS 293 (3 semester hours)
POL 201 or 313 (3 semester hours)
POL 400 or 401 (3 semester hours)

 

Minor Requirements
POL 112, 302, 311, and 408
6 semester hours from:
POL 313, 410, 495
HIS 225, 314, 315, 405, 410
ECO 312

Political Science Faculty

Department Contact

Young Hun Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Political Science Program Coordinator
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
ykim@ncwc.edu
252.985.5118

Jarrod Kelly, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Jkelly@ncwc.edu
252.985.5261