Do you aspire to run for political office, direct a nonprofit, or attend law school? If so, then Ball State’s Department of Political Science is your launching pad for educational and career success.

Our bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and minors cover such topics as public policy, international studies, legal studies, and American political institutions—all taught by faculty who are involved in research and the community as well as devoted to the classroom. After graduation, you will be prepared to work in a number of fields in government as well as in non-government positions.

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Political Science

If you are fascinated by the world of politics, government, and lawmaking, then Ball State’s major in political science is right for you. Learn more.

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Teaching Social Studies

Ball State’s teaching major in social studies will prepare you to become an excellent social sciences teacher at the high-school level. Learn more.

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Legal Studies

Earning a bachelor’s degree in legal studies at Ball State prepares you for a career as a paralegal or lays the foundation for law school. Learn more.

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Political Science

Choose our minor in political science and you will graduate with a solid understanding of how government and political systems work. Learn more.

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European Studies

Ball State’s minor in European history is an exciting way to explore Europe’s past and present while adding value to your major. Learn more.

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Master of Arts in Political Science

Our master of arts (MA) in political science gives you the opportunity to prepare yourself for a doctoral or law degree, or work in the corporate world, government, or nonprofit sector. Learn more.

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Master of Public Administration

Manage a government agency or nonprofit organization. The program has three options for customization: criminal justice concentration, information and communication technology concentration, or design a customized course of study. Learn more.