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Undergraduate Programs

Political science students at UMKC receive opportunities for undergraduate research, mentoring from dedicated faculty and access to numerous internship and career opportunities.

Our students study political theory, political behavior, public policy and structures of government within the US, around the world and among other nations. This breadth of academic work allows students to refine their written and oral communication skills, as well as develop their analytical and data analysis skills.

Degree requirements and sample schedules can be found in the UMKC Undergraduate Catalog.

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science is designed for students interested in careers in law, education, politics (polling, campaigns, consulting), government (local, state and federal), international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and journalism/communications.

Political Science Minor

The political science minor provides students with a comprehensive foundation in political science while they pursue a major in another subject.

International Studies Minor

With the International Studies minor, students explore contemporary global issues, politics, and cultures from a multitude of perspectives.