Preparing to Serve

Do you aspire to a life of public service? Studying politics develops your leadership skills, refines your oral and written communication skills, teaches you how to research issues and solve problems. You will improve your interpersonal skills and develop a greater understanding of the world in which you live. Students who major in political science enter careers in private industry and nonprofit organizations, as well as public sector organizations. You will understand political systems and governments while analyzing their behaviors.

The C-SC Difference

Students in the Political Science major fast track to legislative internships, engage in active dialogue with a premier nonpartisan think tank (Council of Foreign Relations), and have direct access to elected and appointed government officials. You will actively participate in American government and important issues of the day via field exercises or simulations. Political Science majors are frequently campus leaders and assist faculty in providing quality campus programming and frequently travel with faculty to relate what you learned in the classroom to the real process of American government and politics.

Culver-Stockton’s political science department engages its students by incorporating experiential learning in every class. Instead of simply reading and writing about political topics, students are engaged with their topic through travel, classroom simulations, classroom discussions, and public service projects.

– Naomi Mosley ’21

What can I do with a Political Science Degree?

Policy analyst
Elected and appointed public officials
Foreign service officer
International business leader
Congressional staff
Campaign Manager
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a

6% growth through 2029.

Beyond the Classroom

  • Student Experiences
    • Student Government Association
    • Delta Phi Epsilon international student organization
    • Frequent domestic and international travel study
    • Role-playing and research simulations
  • Professional Experiences
    • Exploratory and Professional Legislative Internship
    • Council on Foreign Relations teleconferences
    • Civic Engagement on site or through field work

Information About Our Minors

The most popular minors to pair with a Political Science degree are History, Legal Studies, Marketing, Business, Finance and Communications