You love to discuss current events beyond sports scores or the latest meme. Congratulations! Political Science is looking for you. Now all your experience in high-school student government and the debate club can be put to good use as you build a career that can have a big impact on the world, and you'll have numerous internship opportunities at the local, state and national level.
Intern in Washington D.C. or the state capitol in Columbus, where you'll work with politicians and interest groups on real issues.
Work closely with professors to present a paper at a conference or publish in our undergraduate research journal, the Xavier Journal of Politics.
Political Science graduates have many options when it comes to careers. Set yourself up for a successful career in politics, law, business or public service after graduation.
Gain real-world experience through internships and academic seminars in Cincinnati and Washington, D.C., and the Ohio State Legislature, or study abroad in France, Ireland, Belgium, or Japan.
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During your four years here, you'll learn in a holistic environment that's as challenging as it is rewarding. At Xavier, classes are never taught by teaching assistants. Plus, tutors and peer-led instructors are available to make sure you always understand your coursework. In the Jesuit tradition, we call that Cura Personalis.
Xavier's program provides students the opportunity to examine particular topics in depth through elective courses.
For the major, students must complete four foundational courses, one advanced seminar and six political science electives.
Political Science students have many options when it comes to choosing a career after graduation. Most graduates of the program have accepted jobs in