Political Science

College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences
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Degree Options

On-Campus Degree Options

  • B.A. in Political Science
  • Minor in Legal Studies
  • Minor in Political Science
  • Minor in Public Administration

Online Degree Options

  • B.A. in Political Science
  • Minor in Legal Studies

Who Would be Interested in Political Science?

Political Science is the perfect major for students who are interested in learning about:

  • U.S. and world government
  • International relations
  • Law
  • Public administration

Why Political Science?

Rewarding Career Opportunities

Students graduating with this major enter a variety of careers in:

  • Federal, state, and local government
  • Campaigns
  • Law
  • Business
  • Nonprofit organizations

Senior Internships

Many students participate in internships. The Colonels at the Capital Program sends students to both Frankfort, Ky. and Washington, DC.

Students have held recent internships with:

  • Washington Center 
  • Congressman Ben Chandler 
  • Kentucky Legislative Research Commission

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to this Program?

Students may select Political Science as their major upon applying to the university.

Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Lawyer, Frost Brown Todd, Lexington, Ky.
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Senate Democratic Leadership Office, Frankfort, Ky.
  • ARC Consultant, Hindman, Ky.

How Do I Get More Information?

On-Campus Program Information

Contact Lynnette Noblitt, Department of Government and Economics Chair

Online Program Information

Kerstin Peterson, Online Enrollment Advisor

Are There Scholarship Opportunities?

  • Kline Scholarship
  • Ogden Scholarship