Civic Leadership Studies Undergraduate

Great Fit

Our programs prepare you to be effective leaders in both public and private organizations.

With a degree in political science, the next brilliant presidential campaign might just be yours.


Criminal Justice: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Criminal justice graduates shape policy and improve lives, from the city street to the park patrol, from immigration to litigation.

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International Studies: Bachelor of Arts

The interdisciplinary program prepares you for employment in education, business, government, journalism and other fields that increasingly seek graduates with both a liberal arts education and international understanding.

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Political Science: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

A degree in political science prepares you for careers in politics and government, law, mass media and other public or administrative professions. Most importantly, it prepares you to be an active, responsive citizen and leader.

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Political Science: B.A./B.S. with Secondary Education Certification

For a teaching major in political science, complete the political science degree along with the appropriate teaching certification courses.

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Four-Year Program Guides

The Classroom & Beyond

After Graduation

Our graduates include individuals in the following careers.

Potential Careers
Government (U.S. Senators, Congressional delegates, Congressional and Legislative staffers, White House fellow, assistant to the president)
University president
Professors of Political Science
CEOs and executives of Fortune 500 companies
Katie Douglas Success Story

Success Stories

What our students share will give you insight about the political science department. Find out what they have to say about their experiences. Katie Douglas, Pierre, SD