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Political Science

The study of political science will prepare you to function as a citizen in your community, to serve as a government employee or elected official, or to become a teacher of civics or government. In addition, it will develop your understanding of the role of government in everyday life, business and world events.

Political Sciences Course Syllabi
The following links are for Official Course Syllabi, which detail expected learning outcomes, outlines of topics, and methods of instruction and evaluation:

PSC100     Missouri Constitutional Government
PSC102     U.S. and Missouri Governments and Constitutions
PSC102H   U.S. and Missouri Governments and Constitutions - Honors
PSC103     Current Political Issues
PSC155     International Relations
PSC250     Independent Study: Model United Nations
PSC250H   Independent Study: Model United Nations - Honors
PSC290     Public Service Government Internship

Political Science Academic Plan

The Academic Plan is a semester-by-semester plan for the full-time college-ready student. Part-time students should work with an advisor to customize the map to fit individual needs.

Career Outlook

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for Political Scientists:
Offers a variety of detailed information about Political Scientists including pay, education, work experience, job outlook and more.

Did you know employment of political scientists is projected to grow 21% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. However, because it is a small occupation, the fast growth will result in only about 1,400 new jobs over the 10-year period. 

Meet the Political Science Faculty

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