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Political Science

Gain an awareness and appreciation for your cultural, historical, and political heritage. Understand important national and international issues. Develop your critical thinking, research, and writing skills and be prepared to become an effective leader and learner.

  • Small class sizes
  • Direct and independent studies in advanced and specialized topics.
  • Professors with complementary specialties, providing a variety of viewpoints.
  • Challenges in critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, open-mindedness, research and writing skills, problem-solving, and reflective thinking.
LAW SCHOOL IN YOUR FUTURE?

Our program has high acceptance rate into some of the top law schools in the country.

Gain real-life experience – all before you graduate.


Internships

Obtain work experience and make informed career choices—recent student internships have included law and congressional interns.


Career Options
  • Criminal Lawyer
  • Judge
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Congressional Aide
  • Appeals Examiner
  • Paralegal

READY TO
TAKE THE
NEXT STEP?

98%

Placement Rate1Rate based University of Jamestown 2018 bachelor’s degree graduates 1

$10M

in scholarships annually



COURSEWORK


Course

Title (credits)
Pols 104 American National Government (3)
Pols
Pols
212
312
Congress and the Presidency (3-4)
Pols
Pols
225
325
Comparative European Governments (3-4)
Pols
Pols
233
333
World Politics (3-4)
Pols
Pols
352A
352B
American Economic Policy (3-4)
Pols 396 Modern Political Thought (3)
Three non-political science courses (9)
See catalog for details

Course

Title (credits)
Plus three of the following elective courses:
Pols 311 Federal Indian Policy (3)
Pols 314A/B Governmental Power and U.S. Constitutional Law (3-4)
Pols 316A/B Rights & Liberties and U.S. Constitutional Law (3-4)
Pols 335A/B The European Union (3-4)
Pols 342A/B American Foreign Policy (3-4)
Pols 368 Politics in India (4)
Pols 391 American Economic History (3)
Pols 450 Internship in Political Science (3)
Pols 495 Independent Study in Political Science (3)
Pols x00 Directed Study in Political Science (3)
Pols x90 Special Topics in Political Science (3)

Total Semester Credits Required: 36-43




OURPeople
John Weinzierl
John Weinzierl, PhD
Department Chair
Assistant Professor of History
701-252-3467 ext. 5022
john.weinzierl@uj.edu
Committed to helping you succeed — both in and out of the classroom.


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