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About the Political Science Degree Program

On Campus

In the Political Science degree program, you'll study government, public policies, and political behavior affecting human society. Courses dive deep into topics such as concerns for world peace, government policies aimed at achieving economic stability and growth, the gap between socioeconomic classes, the possibility of using law to affect change, and control over political competition.

Over the course of your study you'll develop strong citizenship skills, as well as skills in research, communication, and critical thinking, valuable preparation for participating in community organizations, electoral politics, and for seeking elective or administrative positions in government.

The Political Science department also facilitates a number of student groups and activities, such as the Locke and Key Society, the Model UN, and Pi Sigma Alpha, allowing students to go further together.

Students also experience hands-on learning through programs, research, and internships with attorneys, politicians, political consultants, and members of non-profit organizations, allowing graduates to stand out from the crowd as they enter their careers.

Political Science Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

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Degree Received

Political Science, BA, BS


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

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Political Science, Pre-Law

What can you do with a Political Science Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Political Science graduates work for.


  • Legal practice and judicial administration
  • Government administration at local, state or federal level
  • Non-profit and advocacy organizations
  • Public policy research and analysis
  • International nongovernmental organizations
  • Journalism and communications
  • Economic development agencies
  • Political campaign finance, polling and management
  • Private sector regulatory compliance and government relations


  • US Department of Justice
  • US Department of State
  • Mathematica Policy Research
  • Olsson Associates
  • Cash-WA Distributing
  • Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development
  • Heartland Bank
  • City of Madison, Wisconsin
  • Office of Congressman Adrian Smith
  • The Tye Law Firm
  • University of Kentucky
  • Nevada Conservation League
  • IKOR International
  • Prevent Blindness
  • Antenna Group
  • Nebraska District and County Courts

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