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Political Science

Interested in politics and government?

Experience the world of politics firsthand through internships and partnerships that put you next to some of the nation’s leading policymakers.

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Washington Center

Florida Southern College is the only private institution of higher education in the state of Florida to affiliate with The Washington Center.

Interdisciplinary Curriculum

Combines history, communications, and philosophy, along with standard offerings in Policy Analysis, American Political Institutions, and Foreign Policy.

Go Far

Our graduates pursue careers in law, government and public policy, business, journalism, foreign service, and the military and intelligence services.

Be Prepared

Project courses provide numerous opportunities for in-depth research. Our majors present their work at professional conferences across the country.

Learn Strategy in Actual Campaign Settings

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.

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Goes great with a minor in Pre-Law Studies

Florida Southern gives you a solid foundation and practical experience in the law and our legal system.

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Online Information Sessions to learn more about

Join Florida Southern College admissions for our admissions information session. Learn more about what makes FSC special, our academic opportunities, involvement, community life, and the admissions application process. Following our information session, please stick around for our live chat session to make sure your questions are answered too.

Online Info Session

March 30
1:00 PM EST

Counselor Presenting: Karla Reigosa

Online Info Session

March 31
4:00 PM EST

Counselor Presenting: Anna Hopkins

Online Info Session

April 1
1:00 PM EST

Counselor Presenting: Shari Brown

In the News

There is always something interesting happening at Florida Southern.

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Internship Opportunities

From internships in Washington, DC to the Polk County Public Defender’s Office, to the Republican National Convention, our majors not only observe, but also take part in the processes that shape our society.

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Clubs and More

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.

Political Science Program Contact

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Office of Admissions

Admissions Counselors
863.680.4131

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Dr. R. Bruce Anderson

Associate Professor of Political Science
863.680.4311

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