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About the Political Science Degree Program

On Campus

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.

Political Science Program at a Glance

120

Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Political Science, BA, BS

$209

Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Braydon Conell
The small size and the amount of opportunities in the department was why I chose UNK. I was offered a chance to conduct undergraduate research starting my very first semester, and I attended the MPSA Conference in Chicago. This program expanded my knowledge of research, and the amount of ideas at MPSA was inspiring. I am truly excited to see where my education in this department will take me.

Braydon Conell

Political Science

What can you do with a Political Science Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Political Science graduates work for.

Careers

  • 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

Employers

  • 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

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