Traditional Undergrad

Political Science (BA, Minor)

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Caleb Husmann
Associate Professor of Political Science
Elizabeth Kusko
Associate Professor of Political Science and Program Director for Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Pre-Law
Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders: Political Science at William Peace University

Are you fascinated by the dynamics of political systems, intrigued by public policy, and eager to make a difference in the world? The Political Science program at William Peace University (WPU) offers a transformative educational experience that goes beyond traditional learning. As a Political Science major, you will not only acquire valuable analytical skills but also benefit from an innovative curriculum taught by seasoned professors with real-world experience in law, government, political campaigns, and media.

A Comprehensive Curriculum with Real-World Insight

Our Political Science program is designed to equip students with a broad skill set, emphasizing the analysis of data, effective written and oral communication, and the art of making impactful decisions. What sets WPU apart is our commitment to providing an unparalleled educational journey. Our faculty, with their rich background in law, government, political campaigns, and media, bring a unique perspective to the classroom, ensuring that you receive practical insights that extend beyond textbook theories.

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Prepared for the Future

At WPU, we understand the importance of preparing students for the future. Our Political Science program not only provides academic knowledge but also emphasizes practical skills through internships, fieldwork, and research projects. This hands-on approach ensures that our graduates are well-prepared to tackle real-world challenges and excel in their chosen careers.

Embark on a journey of intellectual growth and practical application with the Political Science program at William Peace University. Join us in shaping the leaders of tomorrow who will make a positive impact on the world through their understanding of political systems, effective communication, and decision-making skills.

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Diverse Career Opportunities

A major in Political Science from WPU opens doors to many career paths. By focusing on governmental organizations and public policy, you’ll be well-prepared for roles in business, law, consulting, public service, journalism, urban planning, and government relations, among other fields. The skills you develop during your studies will be applicable in various professional settings, making you a versatile and sought-after candidate in today’s competitive job market.

Success Stories of WPU Political Science Graduates

WPU takes pride in the success stories of our Political Science graduates who have embarked on diverse and impactful careers. Our alumni have found themselves in roles such as Wages and Hours Investigator at the United States Department of Labor, Coordinator at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and Disability Determination Specialist at the Social Security Administration, Disability Determination Services.

Additionally, our graduates have been accepted into prestigious programs, showcasing the recognition of the quality education they received at WPU. Some of these programs include UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law, New England School of Law, East Carolina University’s Public Administration program, Campbell University School of Law, Thomas Cooley School of Law, North Carolina Central University School of Law, and Stetson School of Law.

Endless Possibilities with a Political Science Degree

The versatility of a Political Science degree from WPU extends far beyond conventional career paths. Graduates of our program have found fulfilling roles in city management, urban planning, international organizations, and non-profit institutions. The dynamic curriculum and practical experiences offered at WPU prepare you not just for a job but for a meaningful career where you can contribute to positive change in society.

WPU political science graduates have gone on to jobs such as: 

  • Wages and Hours Investigator, United States Department of Labor
  • Coordinator, United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Disability Determination Specialist, Social Security Administration, Disability Determination Services

Graduates have also been accepted into the following programs: 

  • UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law
  • New England School of Law
  • East Carolina University, Public Administration
  • Campbell University School of Law
  • Thomas Cooley School of Law
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • Stetson School of Law

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes. Our program allows flexibility for students to tailor their Political Science major to align with their specific interests. Whether your passion lies in law, public service, or urban planning, our diverse curriculum provides options for specialization, ensuring you receive a well-rounded education that caters to your individual goals.

Join us at William Peace University and explore the limitless possibilities that a Political Science degree can offer. Your journey to becoming a well-rounded and impactful professional begins here.


Our program is designed to provide a solid foundation for those considering further studies. Many of our graduates have been accepted into renowned graduate programs, including law schools and public administration programs, highlighting the academic strength and preparation our Political Science degree offers.


A Political Science degree from WPU opens doors to diverse career opportunities, including roles in business, law, consulting, public service, journalism, urban planning, and government relations. The program’s focus on governmental organizations and public policy equips you with skills applicable in various professional settings, making you a versatile candidate in the job market.


WPU understands the importance of hands-on experience in shaping a student’s academic journey. We offer a range of opportunities for internships, fieldwork, and research projects. These experiences allow students to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world situations, enhancing their practical skills and preparing them for success in their chosen career paths.

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Interdisciplinary Studies (BA)

Pre-Law (BA)

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