Political Science focuses on the study of political ideas, institutions and behavior. The discipline is divided into subfields of American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, public policy, and public administration. Our students can choose three areas of concentration that include courses from all of these subfields. We also offer courses for the pre-law cohort and for interdisciplinary majors and minors such as Environmental Science, Ethnic Studies, International Relations, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic World, Scandinavian Studies, and Social Studies, as well as the joint major program Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE).
Learn more about careers and opportunities applicable to Political Science program graduates locally and throughout the world. Graduates are prepared to take their big ideas and make a real-world impact.
Political Science program Internships at Minnesota State Mankato are a great way to learn about the workplace environment and to build your resume for job applications and your C.V. for graduate education.
The Political Science program offers a variety of learning opportunities to prepare students to excel in and out of the classroom.
The Political Science graduate certificate is designed for secondary and post-secondary teachers and post-secondary instructors who would like to further their professional development, meet post-secondary faculty qualifications, or earn their first credits toward an eventual master’s degree.