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In the Political Science program you will gain an understanding of the political forces that shape our lives. You will develop critical thinking, research and communication skills, as well as learn about democracy, social justice and ideas that motivate and shape political action.

As a Political Science major, you will take courses focusing on:

  • American foreign policy
  • American political system
  • Classical political thought
  • Congress and legislative process
  • Criminal justice system
  • Equality and social justice
  • Eurpean Union
  • International law
  • Middle East politics
  • Politics and multiculturalism
  • Public law
  • Western European politics
  • Women and politics
DePaul offers Study Abroad programs all over the world, including Europe, Asia and South America. By living in another country, you will gain a first-hand international perspective on politics, policy, conflict and economics.

The Political Science program will prepare you to become a socially responsible and active citizen. You will also develop organizational, communication and leadership skills that can be applied to a variety of careers.

Chicago, one of the most dynamic political scenes in the United States, offers many opportunities for you to become involved in politics, non-profit organizations and advocacy organizations. There are also many student groups on campus for you to become involved in, such as Model United Nations, College Republicans, DePaul Democrats and the pre-law association.

You can earn a combined bachelor's/master's degree in Political Science and Journalism. This program allows you to complete a bachelors degree in Political Science and a master's degree in Journalism in five years.

We also offer a combined bachelor's in Political Science/master's in Secondary Education Social Sciences, which allows you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in five years.

Internship Possibilities

  • Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • ​City of Chicago, Department of Innovation and Technology
  • City of Chicago, Mayor's Office 
  • City of Chicago, Real Estate Division
  • City of Chicago, Youth Services
  • Tenth Congressional District Democrats

What can you do with this degree?

  • Campaign management
  • Elected official
  • Foreign policy
  • International relations
  • Law
  • Media relations
  • Nonprofit administration
  • Public policy administration
  • Public relations
  • Reporting
  • Special interest advocacy