COVID-19 Planning Learn more
Are you interested in American politics, international affairs, domestic developments in other parts of the world and political theory? Do you want to study these subjects and pursue a career based on your interests? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you should consider the political science major at Grand View University.
The political science major provides the academic background to enter law school or will prepare you for a wide variety of professional positions.
Whether it's custom classes, an emphasis, or an option, this degree offers you an even more enhanced and customizable experience in the following areas:
While there is not a specific pre-law major, there is a pre-law concentration program at Grand View University. The American Bar Association does not recommend a particular major, nor is there a major that law schools prefer. It is, however, recommended that you choose a major that will help you develop skills that are necessary as a future law student and lawyer such as reading comprehension, research, writing, critical analysis, problem solving, and public speaking.
Public Administration and Policy Concentration
The increasing scope and complexity of problems facing American society have placed substantial demands upon public and private sector leaders. Our society is entering an era in which the traditional boundary between public, private and nonprofit sectors is becoming increasingly blurred. Thus, it is even more important that today's public administrator understand and work effectively within the context of these social changes.
Start work immediately after graduation or go on to advance your legal career...a bachelor's degree gives you a world of opportunities:
What Can I Do With This Major?
You may also be interested in one or more of the following:
Dr. Bryan McQuide • He is the winner of the Grand View 2017 Distinguished Faculty Service Award, has presented papers at several national and regional political science conferences, and has been interviewed by local and national media on political events and elections.
As a political studies major, you will hone the writing, communications, analytical and computer skills that are critical to a liberal arts education. The courses offered at Grand View will prepare you to think critically and independently, with tolerance for others and concern for current affairs.
Political studies training also provides valuable preparation for participating in community organizations, electoral politics, movements on behalf of specific policies, and for seeking elective or administrative positions in government. While many of these are voluntary activities, participation in them develops skills and creates opportunities for career success.
Get involved and join the Political Science Club! It is a nonpartisan organization and promotes student awareness of and participation in politics and the political process through various student-sponsored activities.
Assoc Prof of Political Sci & Dept Chair
Lecturer of Business Administration
Lecturer of Sociology
Lecturer of Political Science Emeritus
Dedicated in 2008, the 42,851 square-foot $8.5 million building houses the departments of art, education, history, criminal justice, political studies, psychology and sociology, as well as general-purpose classrooms, art studios, computer labs, the ALT Center, faculty offices, and various student amenities.