Political Science, B.A.

Affect politics through action.

Our political science degree graduates take their knowledge to governmental positions, law school, non-profits and corporations.

American Government. Comparative Politics. International Relations. Political Theory. Lewis' broad and fascinating political science curriculum will provide you with a deep understanding of government and politics at all levels. Our small class sizes provide the perfect environment for thoughtful intellectual exchange, in which you will develop critical thinking skills, learn from and empathize with different points of view, and understand how important politics truly is to our American and global landscape.

Internship Opportunities

Our Political Science majors have received internships in Springfield, IL and Washington, D.C., working in the White House, State Department, and for various members of Congress. By working alongside government administrators, policy makers, interest groups, and political campaigns, you will receive powerful insight into the real world of politics.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Many Political Science degree students take advantage of study abroad opportunities in Europe, the Far East and Latin America.

Service Learning Option

Turn theory into action by participating in one of our 20-hour service learning courses, helping your community and getting great real-world experience and insight into potential career paths after Lewis.

Life after Lewis

Possessing the intellectual, critical and communication skills necessary to analyze and influence political, social and economic policies, our graduates go on to succeed in a variety of career sectors, including politics, journalism, public affairs, law, or working with non-profits or corporations. Learn more about careers in political science.


For more information contact the Office of Admission at admission@lewisu.edu or call (815)836-5250.