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, 201, 308, 313
MAT 213

Core Components:
A total of 15 semester hours from the American Politics and World Politics areas:

American Politics: 
POL 211, 212, 300, 301, 302, 400, 408, 411, 495; JUS 410 (9 semester hours)

World Politics:
POL 310, 311, 315, 401 495 (6 semester hours)

Minor Requirements

Core requirements:
POL 112, 200, 201, and 313

Core Components:
6 semester hours from POL 211, 212, 300, 301, 302, 308, 310, 311, 315, 400, 401, 408, 411, 495; HIS 225, 314, 315, 355, 405, 410.

Political Science Faculty

Department Contact

Young Hun Kim, Ph.D.
Associate 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