Political Science

You should major in political science if:

  • You’re passionate about government, policy, and law.
  • You want to make a difference in the world of government, law, and politics.
  • You enjoy learning how government works, debating ideas, and advocating for change.

A degree in political science lets you explore political institutions, activities, thoughts, and behavior. This can lead to careers in election and campaigns, lobbying, public policy and think tanks, law enforcement, private and public law practice, and all branches of government at the local, state, and national levels.

Through networking, internships, and seminars you’ll get hands-on experience learning about political philosophy, U.S. politics and policy, world politics, environmental policy, international organizations, state and local government, public administration, and the intersection of race, religion, and politics.

Choose to study in our political science major, or choose a concentration in international relations or pre-law. If you are in another major on campus, you can minor in American politics, political science, international relations, or law.

Political Science at UL Lafayette

What's Political Science Like?

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Life as a Political Science Major