The Department of Political Science at UMKC provides a world-class education with a small, community feel.

Ask the Big Questions

Political science students are naturally curious about the world around them. Why do voters make the choices they do? What makes a good government?

We offer undergraduate and graduate degree options that allow you to explore answers to the big questions and prepare you for a career in government, business, law, education, communications or nongovernmental and political organizations.

Our undergraduate students receive opportunities for research and mentoring, as well as internship and career guidance. 

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Career Paths for Political Science Majors