Exploring the realms of local, national and international politics through classroom learning, real-world experiences and self-discovery.
Because all political science majors are required to participate in either an internship or a study away program, the department is dedicated to finding internships to put you one step closer to your career goals.
With our ideal student-to-faculty ratio, you'll work with professors who know your name. We're always ready to advise students on a research project or discuss current events outside the classroom
Our alumni have taken interesting career paths and found creative ways to use their majors.
Barton Swaim attended the University of South Carolina and earned a doctorate in English literature from the University of Edinburgh. From 2007 to 2010 he worked as a speechwriter for South Carolina’s governor. In 2015 he published a book about that experience, The Speechwriter. Swaim...Continue Reading >
100%Majors who participate in internships or study away.
32%Graduates who attend law or graduate school.
17Politics and International Affairs faculty members.
Our faculty specializes in everything from public law and Congress to the politics of China and political philosophy. Their backgrounds and areas of expertise may run the gamut, but they share one thing in common: they're outstanding teachers.
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