At Virginia Intermont, the Political Science curriculum provides a solid foundation of knowledge of political processes. Students examine American and international topics through courses such as Parties & Interest Groups and Contemporary Terrorism while studying political theories, governmental bodies, legal systems, and comparative political practices.
VI’s program prepares students through a strong academic base and practical field experience. Students have the option of completing a thesis or an internship as their capstone course. Our students have interned with the Tennessee Lieutenant Governor and members of Congress, volunteered for campaign rallies, and landed careers in government and politics. Graduates enter their career fields informed and committed to civic responsibility.
Areas of Concentration and Degree Programs:
For the B.A. degree, students may choose between two tracks in the major: U.S. Government or International Politics. The program offers flexibility in elective coursework that allows students to double major or minor in another discipline such as History or Legal Studies. A Political Science minor is also available.
What can you do with a degree in Political Science?
Download the PDF below for an overview of the political science major, course requirements and course descriptions:
For an in-depth look at all our majors, please refer to our catalog (pdf).