Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor's in Political Science

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The Political Science major studies the philosophy and institutions of government, as well as the behavioral elements of politics. It specifically focuses on American political institutions, state and local government, political behavior, elections, constitutional law, comparative politics, international relations, and political theory.

Courses in this major will provide students with a detailed study of the institutions and processes of American Government, foundations in Political Theory, as well as an examination of the international system and foreign political systems through the study of International Relations and Comparative Politics. The nature and context of the program allows students, upon completion of the program, to confidently move on to an advanced degree in Political Science, seek employment in the public sector, or utilize skills acquired in analysis, communication and writing in private sector pursuits.

*SIGS also offers a Minor in Political Science


The School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies at the University of South Florida offers a Bachelor's in Political Science. For a listing of the admission and degree requirements needed to obtain the Bachelor's in International Studies, students should consult the Undergraduate Catalog. Students should adhere to the requirements within the undergraduate catalog under which they were admitted

forms & additional information

Office of Admissions
SIGS Undergraduate Resources
Office for Undergraduate Research 
Independent Study Form
SIGS Undergraduate Incomplete Grade Contract


Tampa campus:
Academic Advisors

St. Petersburg campus:
Julia Carter (DAV 205), Academic Advisor
Jeff Rodriguez (DAV 212), Academic Advisor