The choice of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree is available to political science majors. If a student has a second major, the degree choice may be determined by the other major.
Department Learning Outcomes
Majors will be able to:
- Demonstrate factual knowledge (terminology, classifications, methods, trends) about US and international politics.
- Analyze fundamental principles, generalizations, or theories of politics.
- Analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments, and points of view.
- Apply political science content and methodology to improve thinking, problem solving, and decisions.
- Develop skill in expressing oneself orally or in writing.
Capitol Hill Internship Program
Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP) offers students the experience of living, interning, and studying in the heart of Washington, D.C. The public-affairs focused program provides students of any major with a total Washington experience through an academically rigorous program with a focus on experiential learning. In addition to interning in either government or non-governmental offices, students will discover the role of government in fields including law, the media, health care, and the arts and sciences. Challenging seminars and courses that are tailored to enrich students’ internship experiences are an integral part of the internship program.
Applicants must have a 3.00 GPA, be a junior or senior [or second semester sophomore with special consideration], and have taken POLSC 1000 United States Government and Politics or its equivalent.
Courses offered in the fall and spring semesters are:
- POLSC 2800 The Washington Experience (CHIP)
- POLSC 2810 The Internship Seminar (CHIP)
- POLSC 2900 Selected Topics-various topics when approved
Contact the Department Chair for more information.