Our department’s rigorous and comprehensive curriculum means that expectations are high, with the aim of cultivating students with strong critical thinking, writing, and communication skills. The size of our program offers students the chance to take classes in areas not typically found at liberal arts colleges. Whether it's American government, international studies, politics of other countries, or political philosophy, you can design a multi-faceted degree program to suit your interests. And our faculty provides students with exceptional individual attention, guiding them in developing the capacity to establish their own research agenda.
From declaring your major to determining which courses best suit your career path, learn what's required to obtain a degree in political science. Study with us.
Whether you're interested in foreign policy analysis, civil rights, politics of the Middle East, or classic texts of political philosophy, we offer a number of areas of study for political science majors. Choose the areas that interest you.
Mock trial program
Aspiring attorneys can gain valuable experience as members of Furman's nationally ranked mock trial team. Find out more.
The Tocqueville Program sponsors a popular student seminar in political thought, and
brings some of the nation's most prominent scholars and intellectuals
to campus for public lectures. Find out more about the Tocqueville Program.
At Furman, your education extends beyond our lecture halls. Every year, we send dozens of students on study away trips to Washington, D.C., Brussels, and elsewhere. Study away with us