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The physical campus remains closed through May 31 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many services remain available virtually. For more information, visit the university's COVID-19 website.

UCO students in classA major in political science creates a solid education in the liberal arts and sciences. Our goal is to prepare graduates for a variety of careers by emphasizing the acquisition of skills in communication and analysis; and by encouraging independent thought, tolerance, and informed interest in current affairs. The ability to define a problem and contribute to its solution is actively sought by employers; just like skills in writing, research, and evaluation.

Who knows exactly what they want to do? If you do, great! Political science is perfect for careers in:

  • Local Government
  • State Government
  • National Levels of Government
  • International Organizations
  • Political Campaigns
  • Interest Groups
  • Lobbying Organizations
  • Journalism
  • Business
  • Law

What if you don't know what you want to do? That's okay. You can expect to change jobs a number of times and even to have more than one career, and political science is excellent preparation for the flexibility required to succeed in the modern employment market.

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