Political Science

For more information contact:
Nathan Steffen • Schafer Hall 219H • 701-224-2622

Program Description
The Political Science program at BSC provides basic courses for the political science major that are designed to help all students gain knowledge and understanding of politics and political events on all levels of government. Much of a political scientist's work is research-oriented, conducting public opinion surveys, analyzing election data, or comparing principle features of tax or welfare program proposals. The study of political science is an excellent background for law, foreign affairs, government service, politics, journalism and related fields.
Personal characteristics political scientists should possess are strong analytical skills, the ability to think objectively and independently, and ability to communicate well in speaking and writing.

Program Requirements
Students may complete the first two years of study toward a bachelor's degree in political science by following the suggested curriculum. Those who complete the requirements earn an Associate in Arts degree.

Those transferring to other institutions should consult the catalog of the transfer institution for possible BSC course substitutions, if needed.

Contact your BSC advisor for assistance with transfer planning.

Career Opportunities
Opportunities include: administrative positions in government, non-governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, research institutes, labor unions, or business firms, and teaching in colleges and universities.