Bachelor in Political Science

General

Program Description

We like to say "politics is life" at Simpson College. Where else can you find this many leadership opportunities? Simpson's distinctive program includes the Capitol Hill Internship (CHIP) semester in Washington, D.C., the Culver Public Policy Center and Fellowship, a nationally ranked Speech and Debate Team, Model United Nations, Simpson Political Survey, and May term travel to Brazil, Great Britain, and Washington, D.C.

Full Course Brochure:

https://issuu.com/kedronbardwell/docs/polisci_brochure2015

What are the required courses for a Political Science major?

  • PoSc 101 American Government
  • PoSc 240 World Politics
  • PoSc 385 Senior Seminar

One course in Comparative Politics:

  • PoSc 230 West European Politics
  • PoSc 231 Politics of Russia and Eastern Europe
  • PoSc 232 Asian Politics
  • PoSc 233 Latin American Politics

One course in American Institutions:

  • PoSc 215 American Political Parties and Elections
  • PoSc 250 American Presidency
  • PoSc 315 Supreme Court and the Constitution

One course in Public Policy:

  • PoSc 245 Global Issues
  • PoSc 270 American Public Policy
  • PoSc 370 Environmental Politics

Poli Sci Electives

  • Choose four Political Science courses.

What about a Political Science minor?

  • PoSc 101 American Government
  • PoSc 240 World Politics
  • Political Science electives (3 courses)
Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

Founded in 1860, Simpson has prepared generations of students for successful careers, graduate schools or service work. Our beautiful campus sits on 75 acres in Indianola, Iowa and offers the best of ... Read More

Founded in 1860, Simpson has prepared generations of students for successful careers, graduate schools or service work. Our beautiful campus sits on 75 acres in Indianola, Iowa and offers the best of both worlds: a nurturing academic environment that’s close to the career, internship and entertainment options available in Iowa’s capital city. Read less