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Effective Monday, May 24, 2021, UCO will no longer mandate the use of masks or social distancing. Those who have not been vaccinated should continue to wear a mask to protect themselves and others. Those who have been vaccinated may continue to voluntarily wear a mask if they choose.

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The Political Science program explores the political history and process of the United States and the world, with paths in law, government and public administration.


Students aspiring to obtain a B.A. in Political Science must take a nine-hour group of common core courses: POL 2103, POL 2013 and POL 4993. The first two of these courses are designed to provide majors with the basic disciplinary knowledge and skills needed to successfully pursue more advanced coursework in the major. Consequently, they should be taken as early as possible in one's course of study. The remaining course, Democratic Governance, is the Capstone Course for all majors and should be scheduled for the semester the student anticipates graduation.

Degree Sheet

Student Organizations

The Political Science program has various organizations that help to support and involve Political Science majors throughout their education, including involvement in the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature, College Republicans, Young Democrats, a chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha and membership to the Oklahoma Political Science Association.


Career Opportunities

Political Science majors have a wide variety of career opportunities, including: 

  • Politician
  • Local/State Government
  • Staff for an Elected Official
  • Congressional Budget Analyst
  • Nonprofit
  • Communications Advisor
  • Public Administration Advisor
  • College Instructor
  • Academic Advisor
  • Author

View the APSA's career resource guide for Political Science majors.

Community Opportunities

Take advantage of these opportunities in the metro which may spark your interest and even boost your resume.