Political Science students posing

Political Science B.A./B.S.

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Political Science majors at the University of Nebraska at Kearney study government, public policies, and political behavior affecting human society. Specific topics include concerns for world peace, government policies aimed at achieving economic stability and growth, the gap between socioeconomic classes, the possibility of using law to affect change, and control over political competition.

Completing the coursework, you will develop citizenship skills and other skills you can apply to any occupation. You will gain valuable preparation for participating in community organizations, electoral politics, movements on behalf of specific policies, and for seeking elective or administrative positions in government.


  • Legal practice and judicial administration
  • Government administration at local, state or federal level
  • Non-profit and advocacy organizations
  • Public policy research and analysis
  • International nongovernmental organizations
  • Journalism and communications
  • Economic development agencies
  • Political campaign finance, polling and management
  • Private sector regulatory compliance and government relations

Places UNK graduates work

  • US Department of Justice
  • US Department of State
  • Mathematica Policy Research
  • Olsson Associates
  • Cash-WA Distributing
  • Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development
  • Heartland Bank
  • City of Madison, Wisconsin
  • Office of Congressman Adrian Smith
  • The Tye Law Firm
  • University of Kentucky
  • Nevada Conservation League
  • IKOR International
  • Prevent Blindness
  • Antenna Group
  • Nebraska District and County Courts
Christina Oldfather

“The classes and professors were all engaging and thought-provoking. I wanted to go to class to keep the conversation going. The political science professors make the department the best place to be on campus. Their doors were always open for questions or just to chat.” At UNK, Oldfather says she developed critical thinking skills to look at problems and projects from different perspectives. “This experience was instrumental to my success in grad school and my career.”

Christina Oldfather

Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, Lincoln, NE