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Political Science

Primed for Success

Political Science is the study of political institutions and policies, political philosophies and theories, public policy and political research methodology. Students in this major often aspire to careers in the law, public affairs or political office. 

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Available Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Political Science professors are committed to preparing you for a successful career and meaningful life beyond your studies at Newberry College. We will help you to cultivate the knowledge, intellectual and social skills, and moral discernment to realize your personal and professional goals. The classroom is your point of departure to entering the fascinating world of politics and law. In studying these subjects, we encourage you to apply your knowledge through participation in Mock Trial, South Carolina Student Legislature, as well as political and legal internships. 


Political Science

Political Science with Pre-Law concentration



Political Science 


  • 15 hours: American Government, Comparative Politics, Political Thought I and II, and Capstone
  • 3 hours: At least one of the following World Politics or Public Policy
  • 3 hours: Introduction to Social Statistics
  • 15 hours: Political Science course electives
  • 6 hours (or equivalent): Spanish or another foreign language
  • 3 hours: American Government
  • 3 hours: Comparative Politics
  • 12 hours: Political Science course electives
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Career Possibilities

  • Lawyer
  • Political Communications
  • International Agency or UN Officer
  • Political Consultant or Campaign Manager
  • Political Editor or Blogger
  • Corporate or Government Administration
  • Lobbyist
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Local, State or National Elective Office
  • Public Affairs Advisor
  • CIA/FBI Analyst or Agent
  • Urban Planner
  • Journalist
  • Paralegal
  • College Professor or High School Teacher


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