Political Science

Political Science

You are intrigued by the political process and want to know more about how government systems work.

About Political Science 

In this major, you can study political topics ranging from healthcare reform to international diplomacy. Through this exploration, you will develop knowledge and analytical skills that can help you succeed in a career in public policy, city management, and law.

Concentrations Available

  • American Government & Politics
  • Campaigns & Elections
  • Comparative Government & Politics
  • International Politics & Law
  • Law & Legal Systems
  • Political Analysis
  • Political Theory
  • Public Policy
  • Race & Politics
  • Without Concentration

Possible Careers

  • Community affairs coordinator
  • Community organizer
  • Lawyer
  • Municipal manager
  • Politician
  • Regional planner 

Program Requirements

Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.

  • 2.0 GPA in all coursework (2.5 GPA for transfer)
  • grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1001
  • 3 hours completed in a general education analytical reasoning course

Senior College

College of Humanities & Social Sciences


Degree

B.A., Bachelor of Arts


Course Load by Subject Area

  • History & Law: ⚫︎⚫︎⚫︎
  • Electives: ⚫︎⚫︎⚪︎
  • Foreign Language: ⚫︎⚫︎⚪︎
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