Political Science focuses on the study of political ideas, institutions and behavior. The discipline is divided into subfields of American government, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, public policy, and public administration. Our students can choose three areas of concentration that include courses from all of these subfields. We also offer courses for the pre-law cohort and for interdisciplinary majors and minors such as the Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, International Relations, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern and Islamic World, Scandinavian Studies, and Social Studies, as well as the joint major program with Philosophy and Economics (PPE).
Learn more about careers and opportunities applicable to Political Science program graduates locally and throughout the world. Graduates are prepared to take their big ideas and make a real-world impact.
Political Science program Internships at Minnesota State Mankato are a great way to learn about the workplace environment and to build your resume for job applications and your C.V. for graduate education.
The Political Science program offers a variety of learning opportunities to prepare students to excel in and out of the classroom.