Experience the world of politics firsthand through internships and partnerships that put you next to some of the nation’s leading policymakers.
You will study governing systems, political development, and political theory while obtaining your BA or BS in Political Science. Throughout this program, you will not only learn about politics and government, but also gain valuable analytical, communication, and research skills.
Florida Southern College is the only private institution of higher education in the state of Florida to affiliate with The Washington Center.
Combines history, communications, and philosophy, along with standard offerings in Policy Analysis, American Political Institutions, and Foreign Policy.
Our graduates pursue careers in law, government and public policy, business, journalism, foreign service, and the military and intelligence services.
Project courses provide numerous opportunities for in-depth research. Our majors present their work at professional conferences across the country.
Experience the field firsthand when you work in our on-campus Center for Polling and Policy Research. There, you'll get involved with political campaigns by assisting legislators in the collecting data and helping to gauge public opinion.
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In POS 3325 U.S. Campaigns and Elections , you’ll examine the concepts behind “elections” and “campaigns.” This highly experiential learning course allows you to work with materials through the existing literature on the subjects of campaigns and elections, and through examining campaigning through practice in actual campaign settings – where possible – or modeling this behavior when access may be limited.
Schedule a campus tour or take our video tour of one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses. Participate in our daily online Admission Info Session or a MocTalk webinar to learn more about Florida Southern.
Florida Southern gives you a solid foundation and practical experience in the law and our legal system.
Political Science sponsors Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honorary. We also have a Student Advisory Board, which provides student feedback regarding the major. Many of our majors are involved with the Young Republicans and the College Democrats.
Due to challenges associated with the pandemic, we have waived the requirement to submit a recommendation letter.
All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:
Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.
If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:
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