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The 2014 DOPS Newsletter
FAQ About a Political Science Major

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Welcome to the Department of Political Science
Developments in the past few decades have changed the way that we look at society and government, both in the U.S. and abroad. The course and degree offerings in the Department of Political Science are designed to help you understand these changes, enabling you to become successful citizens and preparing you to compete for positions in a number of interesting career fields.

Careers & Career Opportunities in Political Science

The Department of Political Science offers several different degree options. If you have any questions, please email us at

Undergraduate Study: Political Science, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
If you are interested in politics, history, law, government, or journalism, a political science degree is right for you. Our BA or BS in Political Science degree programs examine political institutions, the social and economic forces that shape them, the cultural context within which they operate, and human behavior in political matters. As a political science major, you will develop your analytical and problem-solving abilities and improve your communication skills.

Undergraduate Study: Multidisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Security Studies
Drawing from classes in 13 different departments, this program prepares students for security-related careers by providing them a well-rounded view of the security challenges facing the world today.

Undergraduate Study Minors
The Department also has several options for Minors, including a Minor in Political Science, Leadership Studies, International Relations, and Public Administration

Department of Political Science Graduate Study Opportunities

Graduate Study, Masters in Public Administration
Fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), our Master of Public Administration Program prepares professionals to meet the needs and challenges of public service, conduct scholarly and applied research in public administration and policy, and engage students and faculty in partnerships with governmental, non-profit, professional, and educational organizations.

Graduate Study, Security Studies (Masters Degree or Graduate Certificate)
A professional program, Security Studies integrates knowledge from a variety of fields (political science, public administration, criminal justice, environmental health and safety, the natural sciences, computer technology, and more) to develop a holistic approach to the study of security and the development of responses to security threats.

Dept. of Political Science, Brewster A-124, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Phone (252) 328-6189
Fax (252) 328-4134
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