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Political Science Major

Political Science Major

A curious mind, the desire create positive change, and even enjoying a good debate are the perfect raw materials for an influential career in law, government, or a related discipline. But where do you start in such a competitive field? NU's versatile Political Science program offers a relevant education for today's evolving political and business environments. Award-winning professors who are influential change-makers in their own right will be there every step of the way to mentor you, equip you with practical training, and help you develop the skills that define a dynamic civic leader—because making a difference starts with you.

Why Political Science at NU?

  • Benefit from small classes sizes that enable one-on-one interaction with faculty members who are internationally recognized in their fields.
  • Study the professional aspects of law, public policy, and government while refining your speaking and writing skills.
  • Integrate your faith with your learning to develop an approach to political science informed by ethics and integrity.
  • Join NU's award-winning debate team and face off against opponents from the likes of Harvard and Yale.
  • Choose from multiple study-abroad opportunities to gain immersive experience in your chosen field.
  • Take advantage of NU's location in the Seattle metro area to access job opportunities, intercultural experiences, and more.

Alumni Story

"My education from NU was engaging and taught me how to think critically about the range of issues facing our nation and world. The small class sizes allowed me to develop relationships with professors who challenged and broadened my thinking and who continue to support me to this day. Ultimately, NU equipped me with the tools that I needed to succeed in both my graduate studies and career."

Kasea Hamar

– Kasea Hamar

Senior Defense Analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office

Internship Opportunities

  • WA State Attorney General's Office
  • Other positions at the WA State Capitol Building in Olympia

Common Career Paths

  • Law
  • Politics
  • Military Service
  • Government (local, state, and national)
  • Nonprofits / NGOs
  • Graduate Studies

A degree from NU can help you launch your career immediately after graduation. Some of the fields that a degree in Political Science can open up for you include:

Course Listings

A complete list of courses for the Political Science Major can be found in the Academic Catalog »

Academic Catalog

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